Sunday, April 10, 2011
58 minutes and 2 seconds
Yesterday while I was talking to my sister, Brenda, I decided (after she asked if I was walking the full 5K) that today would be the day. I didn't really have any big plans so if I was exhausted after the walk it'd be fine because I'd have time to recover. I immediately started to mentally prepare myself for the distance and the amount of time that it would take me to do this.
This morning I woke up around 6 am and just snuggled in. I hadn't planned on leaving the house until 7:30 so I had plenty of time to relax before getting up. Until I read Facebook and my bestie, Sheri, said that it was already 66 degrees out side. Yikes that got me moving a lot faster! I was out the door at 7:17 with Briscoe, our black lab.
I walked back in the door at 8:15 and that included 4 brief stops, for the dog, not me. I feel good now but I was about ready to let loose with some expletives around the 2.6 mile mark. The entire walk I kept second guessing myself as to whether I'd make it or take a short cut home. On the last stop to throw away the doggy bag I had to make the final decision. Short way or long way back to the house. We went the long way. I mean, it's already been 50 minutes, I can go another 10, right?
I have an app on my phone that tracks the speed and distance I've gone as well as the length of time. When I walked in the door I felt so proud that I'd just walked 3.25 miles in under an hour! What a sigh of relief. Thankfully, there was a huge cup of iced tea (my favorite drink) waiting for me and a high five from my fabulous husband. Not to mention a nice long shower.
It's a beautiful day out today - are you getting out and being active? Have you set any new goals for yourself?