Monday, August 30, 2010
Pounding the pavement
My dear friend Brooke told me that a few months ago, trying to get me to measure my success in other ways.
Well, considering I somehow managed to gain 5 pounds this week, I’m thinking it’s brilliant advice.
After all, I walked my first official 5K on Saturday as part of the Crim Festival of Races!
Not only that … I think I did really well.
My official electronic chip time was 52:13. That breaks down to this:
I was 290th out of 906 in my age division (ages 30-34 – and I’m 34!).
I was 290th out of 1,662 women.
And I was 413th out of 2,554 walkers overall!
So, I finished faster than 2,141 other people.
Hey, I’m as shocked as you are.
There were lots of smiles this weekend.
I’ve come a long way since I started walking in March, when it took me over 21 minutes to walk only 1 excruciating mile.
Some days, you’ve just gotta say screw the scales.
Today is one of those days.