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Three miles up, Three miles down
i did a 5k walk this morning! 
3rd-May-2008 10:56 am
lipton-tough
today was the 5k walk i signed up for. it was put on by the castle rock st. vincent de paul society, and this is the first one they've ever done, so it was a little disorganized. there was a running group and then the walking group was supposed to start 15 minutes after the runners, but all of the walkers, except me, started with the runners, so i asked one of the officials but they didn't call the walkers back and i had to start 30-60 seconds after everyone else :O

but i turbo walked it the whole time and i think i came in second! that is, the lady ahead of me jogged at the end and i didn't think the walkers were allowed to jog, so maybe she was part of the running group. and if so, i came in first! but since the start was screwed up, the awards were screwed up, and they won't be announced until tomorrow on the website, when i'll find out for sure.

either way, i'm super proud of myself. i did my 5K in roughly 50:30, minus the time i was talking to the official at the beginning, and i didn't expect to place at all and i managed to come in at least in the top three.

go me!

so there's my three miles up. i want to work up to a 10K later this summer for the full six miles, but i don't have an actual event for that, and i'll probably just do it on the treadmill at my apartment complex or something.

how's everyone else doing??
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3rd-May-2008 05:32 pm (UTC)
Awesome!
My breast cancer walk is next Saturday; the walk portion is 1K and I'm going with my coworker who has asthma and doesn't want to run in the 5K part. I don't think I'll have a problem walking 1K but it'll be good to know for sure, heh.
3rd-May-2008 06:12 pm (UTC)
yeah, i have a "walk away the pounds" dvd that is the equivalent of 3 miles, so i knew i could do it, and i even did a trial last weekend on the treadmill for 3 miles to practice, and my time for that was closer to 60min.

i hope you have a good time! ^_^
4th-May-2008 12:18 am (UTC)
I don't know why I said that about 1K, lol. I walked 3K this evening with no problem.
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