LYNCUCU's SparkPeople Blog LYNCUCU's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I did it! I have just completed my first 5K and it was awesome! It was SO much fun! I can't even fully describe the experience. It is so empowering to have been able to go from barely walking a mile without limping, to finishing a 5K in 36 minutes. I now feel as though all of my dreams are possible and I'm going to go for it! Sat, 9 Mar 2013 15:08:46 EST Pushing through I haven't been feeling very well this week. I'm still getting out and walking/jogging, but not for as many days as usual. I've only been out twice this week, and the weather has been sort of crummy. I'm hoping to be able to go out tomorrow (decent weather permitting) and lower my time. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:01:24 EST Road Block I'm in the road block zone. I've been at 131-130 before and can't seem to leave it. The last time I was here for about 6 or 7 years. UGH! I know that some may be thinking "what is she complaining about, 130 is great!" But, I do not feel my healthiest, or my best at this spot. I remember what it felt like to be 120-125 and it feels a world different. So, right now I'm trying not to stress and have made a commitment to only step on the scale once a week. That's a fete in itself. I will... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:11:00 EST Still Moving Thank you everyone for all the motivation you have given. It is greatly appreciated. Yesterday evening I was able to improve my time to a pace of 13 minutes. Now, I'm feeling a lot more confident about beginning to ease into jogging. The words of encouragement that I've received have meant a lot to me, seriously. Thank you so much! Sat, 9 Feb 2013 12:56:38 EST He thinks I'm ready?! Today I took the kids to the library. The older girls needed to work on some school projects, and the little ones needed to practice timed testing. I left the hubby there to do the timing, while I headed out into the lovely neighborhood behind the library for my walk. I didn't want to go to far, so, thankfully my Runkeeper app kept me on task (and from getting lost). I did 1.77 miles in 26 minutes (15 minute pace). I was proud of my little speed walk, and improvement in decreased time. ... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 19:45:29 EST