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First 5K this year

Friday, August 01, 2014

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!
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  • KATELJM
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    2518 days ago
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    You are awesome! Great picture, too! I am doing my first 5K tomorrow, downtown. And no, I will NOT be running... just walking. My friend and I have too many replacement parts to run. Looking forward to it, but also a tad apprehensive...... but, I can do it! We will be a mess afterwards (Color Run). Should be a blast!
    2518 days ago
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    btw you can tell you are smaller emoticon . congrats on the 5K time emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2519 days ago
  • NEWSUE45
    That is amazing! You are such an inspiration and also such a kind and good friend. Congrats on the smaller t-shirts this year, that must have felt just as good as finishing under the hour mark.

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    2519 days ago
  • MELYROD18
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    2519 days ago
  • JENNEINAZ
    Woohooo! That is a great improvement and a huge number of steps. You did well!
    2519 days ago
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    Congrats on the better time and the smaller shirt!
    Over 30,000 steps!
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    I can definitely see the difference - especially in your faces - look at your chin! Well done!
    Noreen
    2519 days ago
  • MNGREENEYES
    Congrats on the size change and the finishing and the time! What great accomplishments. I am running/doing a race tomorrow night with my training partner, Kari. This is our practice race. We are training for a 5k on September 28th. We liked the tank top that is the race shirt for the race tomorrow! :) emoticon emoticon And WOW! 30,476 steps?!?! I've never reached a number that high EVER! And that includes a day I did a 5k, then went water jogging for an hour and then went on with my day! Good for you!
    2519 days ago
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