Monday, May 5, 2014


I walked a 5K on Sunday.

It was a cross country course so all grass or dirt.  That proved to be a little challenging from time to time.  This was the first time this event was held so the attendance was very low - I'd say there were about 10 runners and 20 walkers if I'm being optimistic.  But that didn't matter.  I was there for me.

This was my first 5K event since...

In 2011, I did the Mini Marathon.  13.1 miles.  It was a struggle.  Months before the event, my training was disrupted by work demands.  I did the entire distance but not as well as I had hoped.  And then I entered a phase of high stress and depression for about 2 years.

Not a fun time.

I might have done the anniversary event - my first ever running event was the Fishers Freedom Festival 5K and I did it the years following, even if I could only walk it.  But I think I skipped it last year?  I don't know - it's all kind of blurry.  I need to put together a timeline to help me remember.

But Sunday, I did a 5K for the first time in a couple of years.  Yes, I walked and did not run.  But I did it.

Thankful to 2 little girls who motivated me in more ways than they knew.  Want to make sure you follow through on a commitment to an event?  Just tell your 9 year old about it so that she will ask you over and over and over again about doing it.  And then let her invite a friend to join you - there's no way out of it at that point.


And now the season of events is upon us.  I did a 5K this weekend.  I have a plan to do another 5K this coming weekend.  And am registered for another one the first weekend and last weekend in June.

And it feels really damn good.

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1 comment:

Karen M. Peterson said...

I think that's awesome! And definitely a great way to stay motivated.