2nd 5K of the year - WOO HOO

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Regardless of my scale ignoring all the healthy eating and increased activity I'm doing - I keep walking, moving, tracking my food, and logging on.

On Saturday I was scheduled to walk in another 5K along the bay front - but it was FREEZING cold - with heavy windy rain and a soaked floody (I make up my own words) course. I had a plastic poncho with me (not a lot of protection but better than nothing) - but still - I almost turned around and drove home due to the weather. And then - a rainbow appeared - literally through the rain. I figured it must be a sign. I slogged my way about a half mile to the starting line, teeth chattering, signed in - and looked around at the hundreds of people there for the same reason. People with their young kids with them - People in their 80's looking like they could outrun a cheetah - People of all ages who were in varying degrees of out-of-shapeness (see? lol) - all with the same determined "weather-schmeather" look in their eyes. I figured, "If they can do this - I can do this."

At about mile 1 - I started looking for a shortcut out of the insanity.

But then I had one of those unexpected Spiritual experiences - where I felt as though my Mother-in-law (who passed away a few years ago - but was always gently, lovingly, encouraging me to get in shape) placed her hand on my shoulder and nudged me on. How could I say no to that? And so I kept going - at my slow, slow, pace. People flying by me - staying dry probably due to their incredible speed - called out encouragement to me along the way.

And so, wet, but no longer cold, I made it across the finish line in 1 hour and 17 minutes...and was so proud of myself.

It makes me tear up just thinking about it.

I'm signing up for one 5K per month. Weather- Schmeather.

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    awesome blog! Keep going!!!!!! emoticon
    3728 days ago
    Aww Thanks CB! That 5K bug is powerful. I'm feeling more in charge of my body - Now I just need it to last!
    3734 days ago
    I'm here tearing up right along with you LOL I love a good happy cry!

    Congratulations on your success! Be very proud of yourself, I sure am. It sounds like to me that you've been bitten by the 5K bug (the same as us!) and you're going to love it!

    Way to go honey!
    3734 days ago
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