Today I participated in the worldwide Word Press 5K challenge. Thanks to one of my readers who tipped me off on this event, I was able to be one of many bloggers out there walking/running today. I enlisted the help of my husband to take photos along the way. He also wore his GPS watch to keep track of our distance, pace and time. I was wearing my heart rate/calorie tracking watch and didn’t really want to be wearing two. I am only telling you this so you know the watch pics are of his (hairy) arm, not mine.




We started out at the Ira Lee entrance of the trail, which is kind of the midway point, walked the mile and a half to the trail end and turned around and walked back. We were about a quarter of a mile short of a 5K after our round trip so we kept walking until we reached the 3.1 mile mark.




We tried to take pictures at some of the mile markers but since, as I said previously, we started in the middle of the trailway and walked in a loop I hit a each marker twice. Sorry if it is confusing as to whether I am coming or going.





I really enjoyed spending this morning with my husband and taking in the scenery. We even found ourself in a face off with an opossum. Luckily, a cycler came up behind the opossum, startled him and he ran away!








I am very glad I found out about this event! It was a fun way to spend my exercise hour. Hopefully I can help inspire some of you to go out there and try a 5k- if I can do it, anyone can do it! Thanks for reading!


April 10, 2011. Tags: , , , , , . Walking.


  1. jakennicksmomma replied:

    Sounds like fun! That is one seriouse watch Paul has. Well, Im guessing its Paul, cause I don’t think you have such dark hair on your arms…hehe.

    • Dacia replied:

      Yeah, that’s Paul’s fancy GPS watch. It’s awesome and yes that is his hairy arm. Lol!

  2. Ginger replied:

    You have to watch for those opossums you know! Great pictures and I’m so glad you participated, it seems you had fun enough for me, too!

    • Dacia replied:

      Definitely- it was a great way to spend Sunday morning. We were fortunate to start at 745 before it was too hot- it was 95 yesterday. Sorry you didn’t get to do your 5k. Let me know when you are feeling up to it and we can do one ‘together’ 🙂

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