My WWWP5k

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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

4 Comments

  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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