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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday, October 09, 2011

What a weekend! I completed my very first 5K by walking/jogging on a fairly level course in 4o minutes 6 seconds. That is pretty good for me since I had knee surgery last November and the doctor said no running. I figure if it doesn't hurt I'm OK and be mindful of my body. The morning was a little cool, but warmed up as soon as I began to run. My body is a bit sore today and oddly it is my back that hurts. My hips are a little sore but not bad. The knees are doing very well.

I really felt good afterwards and it was a sense of accomplishment. I exercise for purpose - it is not always fun. I have to enjoy it or it has to have purpose and for now exercise is for purpose.

I looking back the past few months, I have lost 37 pounds, been more active than ever before and I am a happier person.

It has been worth it - every step!!!!
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  • MSMARGARET53
    ECASPERS congratulations on your first 5K.

    It's a great accomplishment. I remember when I first walked/ran my first 5K. Now I am training to run it. And yes, I don't fully enjoy doing it either and like you I do it for a purpose. I look forward to the day that I can say, "I love running". The day will come for both us. We can do it.

    Again, congrats and keep on moving!

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    3479 days ago
  • SUNSHINE99999
    Nice blog and congratulations on your progress. :)
    3480 days ago
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