Today, I participated in a 5K walk...this is my first participation, but I used to walk 3 miles a day about 4 years ago. Anyway, I walked in remembrance of my grandmother Erma Hutchinson. I called her Beball. She is my mom's mother. I think I was closer to her because we visited with her a lot and she actually lived with us before she went to the nursing home.
My goal today was to walk it in an hour. I was hoping I would survive, as I hadn't really walked much before today. I should have trained better...now that I'm feeling really sore. We will see how sore I am tomorrow. LOL!
While I was walking, I had my music blasting to help with pace. I got to the two mile marker and heard what my time was 35.18. I think that was my best time for two miles. I used to walk a 3 minute mile when I was doing it regularly.
Anyway, after I got there, I began to think about the verse where Paul talks about running the race with patience. I kept saying to myself...I'm walking with patience. I looked ahead and saw where it was almost time to turn to head toward the last 5 blocks of the race. I saw my brother-in-law and sister standing there waiting for me...then were going to walk the last part with me. I can't tell you the emotion I felt when I saw them. I remember reading a scrapbook journal entry about a lady who ran a marathon and how the last mile she saw a family member there to run the last mile with her. I know this wasn't a marathon, but knowing that my family supports this was so touching. I tried to get the emotion cleared up before I saw them and think I did pretty well. We talked the last 5 blocks about times and getting to the next stop sign and then the next one. I finished the race in under 55 minutes. I was so tired and my legs felt like jello when I finished, but I was so glad that I did it. I can't say that I want to do another one this soon, but I'm thinking of doing one on Thanksgiving. There's a Turkey Trot we are looking to do.
It was a really nice morning, but I was really cold. I'll have to remember to dress warmer, but not too warm, because your body does heat up when working out.