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I walked my first ever 5K today!

Monday, May 20, 2013

It's been a loooong time since my last blog. A lot has happened. I finished another semester in college. The next fall semester is my last one. I just found out today that I made the Dean's List again. And I joined a gym a couple of months ago.

Today, I walked my first ever 5K and I did it in 79 minutes! I walked it on a treadmill at 2.4 mph. For those of you who don't know, I had a spinal cord injury 6 years ago. I've always been able to walk, just not well. I've been working my way up to the 3.1 miles, but I could never quite get there. Well, today I did! I decided to join one of the virtual races that SP has. I picked a date about 6 weeks away. Today was that date. I was nervous because I haven't been able to walk for more than an hour before my foot would start dragging.

I'm a tired but excited person tonight. Now it's time to work my way up to 4 miles at a time. From here on out, the sky's the limit, I think. I don't do well on the strength training part, but I've got an appointment with a trainer at the gym and we'll go through what I can and can't do as well as what I should and shouldn't do.

Here's to a safe and happy Memorial Day for all my SparkFriends old and new!

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