My weekends have been packed and I have not taken the time to do a 5k this year. I am not a runner - I am a walker. I have a knee replacement and running is not the best activity for me (however, there is that secret I have - I really WOULD like to run a 5k). My doc said if I lose more weight, it would be ok to do it one time to get it off my bucket list - but I shouldn't plan on becoming a runner. Soooo that thought is in my head and it is on my list of things I want to complete!
Now you know my secret!
So, back to my 5k. I have a friend, Lisa. She walks one 5k every year. She was in an accident and also has a fake knee. We joke about the various nuts, bolts and screws we have. Walking a 5k for Lisa is a huge challenge. Me, not so much.
Last year we walked the 5k in one hour and some minutes. Yes, one hour +.
I know I could have left Lisa behind and finished with a better time, but sometimes it isn't about finishing with a better time - it is about being there and finishing!
Here's our photo last year.
Here's our photo from this year
I know you can't tell this in the photo, but we are both sporting a size smaller shirt!!! Yippee!
This year we rocked and finished - are you ready? in 59.03 minutes! We even ran across the finish line to beat the clock to the hour mark!
Now I am planning a second 5k to see what my personal time would look like. I will keep you posted on that one!
And the even better part, I finished the day with 30,476 steps on the fitbit - which is a personal all time high. Woohoo again!
Yep, I can and therefore, I will. On that note, off my lunch hour walk!