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Hop hop half!

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This is a shameless promotion of a 5K & half marathon that is happening this weekend that I would love to attend. 

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I feel bad that I did not do better and this event it taking place on the Columbia river front so it will be very pretty.  I just don’t have the money to participate in this and I am not sure I could finish it with the time they have for it.  But regardless I might just show up to encourage people. 

Also these folks are the same people that put on the Valentine race that I was apart of. 

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Hooray for me!

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So I am extremely happy to have accomplished my goal and walking the 5K.  My knees are sore but the rest of me is just a but weary for having the long walk today.    I took breaks along the way and I paced myself well and I want to go again… in a few weeks.  I still have my 5K for March coming up so I won’t be letting up on my training.  Every inch of me feels stronger, my arms, my legs, my back, and yes my knees.  I wish I could tell you that it was easy but it is not and I am always wanting to just not walk my mile each day.  But I know I have to keep walking so that I can get to my next 5K with an even better time.  Oh and my time was 1 hour 26 mins for 3.1 miles of beautiful walking with my friends and wonderful scenery around me.  It was cold but that was okay because well I was sweating a great deal so that kept me from getting over heated.  I am actually worried about that with my walks in the summer but I know I will manage.  

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting me and encouraging me through my first 5K event.  I will continue to need your help and support because being surrounded by such positive energy is how I have gotten this far and I don’t want to be without any of you.  

I am going to take a nap folks but I will be up later.

Saturday prep

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My body is a flutter with excitement and I am working on pampering myself today and filling up on fluids.  I am not sure if anyone has this issue but I simply don’t drink enough so I need to focus on that today so that my joints will have the support they need.  

I have to pick up my runners packet from store today for the Valentine Run and then I think I need todo something else but I can’t recall.  This week has been stressful and I am feeling it so I am really taking it easy right now.  I am glad that I started 2 months ago building up my stamina by walking a mile a day.  I am also humbled by all the support I have gotten from friends and family.  

I will be working taking photos and maybe a video so that I can share but please be warned my face is broken out so I am not looking so amazing right now.

5K walk prep

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5K walk prep

So each day this week I have walked 1.5 miles and today I walked 2 miles. I am very tired this week because I will confess that I was really not feeling well for like two weeks and I did not walk as much. This week I have really stuck with it and walked on each of my breaks at work. I am able to get in a 1/4 mile on my two short breaks and 1/2 on my lunch. This is doing a few things for me like keeping me a wake during my class lectures and building up my stamina. I still would like people to support me and join my team for the Valentine Run named Swiss Miss. This run has a 5/8/12 K options for participating and you don’t have to run because I certainly will not be. Oh on a science note while I am tired I am creating more oxygen in my blood by being active on my breaks and there in fighting my anemia.

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Valentine Run Portland

Please join me on my team “swiss misss” or sponsor me on this my first 5k walk that I will be doing.