Okay...been yakking about this for weeks now. Signed up for the SP 5K Your Way Walking Challenge and have been in "training" since. I followed the recommended walks and times. So, today was the day!
Yes, I did it! It wasn't pretty and I won't win any prizes for speed, but I did it! It took me a long time and I even got up extra early (something I don't do very often) to beat the heat. 70 minutes after I started I staggered up the steps to the house and I'm now cooling off in air-conditioned comfort!
Who'd a thunk it? But, I did it and I'm glad I did it, but I'm still waiting to feel better (that's what I always read from the hard-core exercisers...that they feel better after they exercise)! LOL!! With almost 100% certainty, I can guarantee that I won't be doing a 10K!
I think I "did" a 5K at the beach, in bare feet and got a blister on my heel which stopped my walking for awhile. but I did NOT do it in 70 minutes, more like 2 hours! But and good for you!! 2297 days ago
What a wonderful accomplishment! But I would never expect any less from you--you said you were going to do it and dang if you didn't!! You are awesome!! But of course you are, you are one of OUR LEADERS!!! Love you! Noel 2297 days ago
Wow, Jeannie, You stuck with the 5K Challenge to the end--You are Awesome! I've heard that runners get a "high" when they complete a race. . .but it sounds like you did well especially since it's hot outside. I am really proud of you for completing it and I know Richard is also. You are a Winner that's for sure--an inspiration for the rest of us. Never say never as once again you might get the urge to challenge yourself and do the 10K!! Enjoy your day and weekend. You deserve a rest.
I am also in 5K training but for the walk/jog program. I will do my 5K at the end of July for SPs virtual race. I am really hoping to do it outside but will do it on a treadmill if it is too hot. 2298 days ago
Jeannie, this is marvelous...you give me hope that it is TRULY doable. I see people who do this daily and marvel...I just want to get to the FIRST time...now I know it is possible. Thanks and 2298 days ago