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My First 8K

Friday, July 12, 2013

Today I walked my first 8K with my mom. Not long ago, I did my first 5K in just about 1 hr and 2 minutes. We power walked the whole 5 miles and finished in 1 hr and 17 minutes. That may seem like a long time to some, but we averaged almost a 15 min mile across the whole thing. We weren't weenies and ended the walk faster than we started. I like numbers, so comparing the 5K to the 8K I did 2 more miles in about 15 minutes! I am so proud of myself. Mom asked me to go with her at lunch today and I agreed. She needed me there because she recently hurt where her femur and hip connect on her right side and didn't want to jog/run and hurt herself even further. I was her anchor, but we both pushed each other and finished strong. No one else there knew how far I had come, but I must say yet again how proud I am of myself. Someday I sincerely hope to jog/run one of these.

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