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