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Too much of a leap?

Monday, April 27, 2009

I did my first 5K this season. it wasn't pretty, but I did it. I actually (sadly) ran more of it than any of the other 25 people there. My time was about 52 minutes, but the trail was actually about a quarter of a mile longer than 5K. Not a great time. I know.

A friend who is working to lose baby weight asked me to do "Heels and Hills," which is a half-marathon, but is open to walkers. It's Saturday. Not a lot of training time, but how much training does one really need to walk? It cost $65. Deadline to register is today. If she decides she really does want to do it, and she hasn't recruited someone else (I don't exactly "love" most of her other girlfriends), then I'm gonna go!

I'll let you know.

And here's a link: http://www.heelsandhills.com/E
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    Great work on the run you completed and creating your own half-marathon sounds like a great idea! Be proud, Erinly -- like First100Days said, be thrilled! emoticon
    4369 days ago
    Ehnnn... I can feel you on the company, but the average pregnancy causes about a 15lb weight gain. I remember when I first started having problems (age 16) and I started walking just one mile. Then two was okay. I remember the first week of just walking three miles (after dark!) I'd be so sweaty and gross and out of breath. It is possibly to be that out of shape! emoticon
    4369 days ago
    I agree with you two-can't use one goal to foil the other. 65 bucks is a lot of money to do something you can do for free! Keep it up!
    4369 days ago
    She and I talked today-- we decided to keep our eyes out for more reasonably priced events. But now I'm inspired and I'd like to walk the miles anyway. Just to see how long it would take. Perhaps I'll map my own half-marathon! :-)
    4369 days ago
    Hey, if I ran my first 5k and did better than most, I'd be thrilled about it, regardless of the time.
    Nice job.
    4369 days ago
    You should do it! GREAT exercise!

    There were only 25 people at your 5K? You should be proud you ran more of it than anyone else! And you finished and didn't give up! Your time will improve! It's great that you went out there and did it! Clearly ALOT of other people didn't even have the motivation to do it if there were only 25 of you.
    4369 days ago
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