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The 5k Challenge

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Last year, I walked a 5k with my best friend (well, I walked. She ran. It hurt because I had bad shoes.) This year, due to her work schedule, she won't be able to make it, and I really don't want to pay the entrance fee, just to go alone....

So I am making my own 5k challenge. On average, it's currently taking me about 19 minutes to walk a mile, so....

My first goal is to walk a mile in 15 minutes.
Once that's accomplished, I will add laps to make 2 miles.
My second goal is to walk 2 miles in 30 minutes.
Then I will add laps to make 3 miles.
My third goal is to walk 3 miles in 45 minutes.
My fourth goal is to walk 3 miles in 40 minutes.

I think I deserve a reward for each of these, so every time I meet a goal, I will buy myself a new color of nail polish.... and then keep my nails that color until I meet the next goal. So if blue is the first color, blue they will remain until I meet the second goal.
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    Cool and inexpensive way to reward and a great constant reminder to keep going! I like it!

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    Comment edited on: 4/17/2011 7:16:06 PM
    That sounds like a great idea. Thanks for sharing.
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