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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.


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?


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

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