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Sunday, April 10, 2011

58 minutes and 2 seconds

That is how long it took me to walk 3.25 miles - 58  minutes and 2 seconds.

HOLY CRAP!!! 

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?

2 comments:

  1. way to go jen!
    great weather to take nice long walk today too!

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  2. It was a beautiful walk. There was enough of a breeze to cool me off at various points so that was nice.

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