Second 5k In A Week Finish Successfully
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Today, my husband and I did the Spark People 5k. It is our 2nd 5k in a week. I didn't know if I was going to accomplish it or not. Yesterday, we did a practice. Half way through I had my husband to stop. I had badly blister my feet. They were on fire. I had bought some new socks. They were New Balance. I got 4 pair for $16. They were suppose to be for walking and keep my feet cool. I put Body Glide on my feet. The socks were so thin they didn't protect my feet nor keep them cool. When we got into the house, I went straight in and took my shoes and socks off. Man my feet were so blistered and red, I could have cried. So I didn't do anymore exercise for the day. Today, I got up and my feet were still blistered, but not as painful. I ate very healthy with more protein and carbs to prepare to have energy for the walk. We waited until late in the afternoon to do the 5k. I really put the Glide on my poor feet and taped gauze on both of them. Laced up my shoes and drank a bottle of water. Off we went with our dog in tow. I not only finished the Sparkpeople 5K, I also beat our last time by 3 minutes. Not much, but pretty good considering my feet. I kissed my husband and told him he was my hero. He smiled and said I was his queen. LOL My dog was happy just being with us and trotting along. He didn't even know he to had completed a 5k. He was just happy to get a cool drink when we finished.
On another happy note, Friday, I have signed my husband and myself up for the Harbor Lights 5k in December. We have plenty of time to practice. I also want to go back and do the route of the Habitat for Humanity 5k that we have already done. You might ask why would I want to do that. It was hilly and a very hard course. The slogan on our shirts for that 5k was Hammer those Hills. That is exactly what I want to do. Those hills hammered me down, but I did finish the race. I want to go back twice a month and walk that area, until I feel I have conquered it. I did win by crossing that finish line that day, but at the same time those hills kicked my butt all the way to the finish line. I am going conquer that place. In the mean time I mean to get stronger. That means more discipline than ever. Eating as healthy as I possibility can plan. Exercising with more vigor. Keeping myself in a good state physically, mentally, and especially spiritually. I am so grateful to be able to stand on my own two feet. I thank the LORD for that. It could have turned out the opposite. I could be in a wheelchair or worse. I am thankful for my life, thankful I have the LORD as my Savior, thankful for my wonderful husband, and thankful for my wonderful support system who are my Sparkfriends and my husband. I do have much to be happy about and be thankful for.