Squirl's Nest

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Met a new goal that I didn't know I'd set

I did something today that I've never done before. My department had a 5K run/walk and I participated. I didn't run, but still, walking three miles quickly is not something I've tried before.

This time last year I was still trying to heal from that stupid fall in March. Since I'm not athletic in the least, I have to say that I'm pretty proud of my 48 minute finish for 3.1 miles. I didn't win any prizes, but I did prove to myself that I could do it.

We'll see how I feel tomorrow. But tonight, after a couple of shots of Glenfiddich, I'm feeling pretty good.

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Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

You not only walked 5k today, but you hefted sandwiches to my house. Well done! :)

Thu May 22, 02:09:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Get a bike. Excercise is much more gooder when you're sitting down for it.

*Bucky made him think about Fastway doing "Heft", which is good shit*

Thu May 22, 06:59:00 AM  
Blogger chia said...

You're a hottie!

Thu May 22, 09:53:00 AM  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

Wow. Congrats. Right now I dont know if I could do that one. I just went back to work and I am sore.

Thu May 22, 01:05:00 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Awesome! By my calculations, you walked 15.5 min per mile. That is a really good clip and hard to sustain for 3 miles!

Coolio. :-)

Thu May 22, 02:15:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bucky, yes, I brought the sammiches. And they were good.


Mr B, I have a bike. I'm just nervous about traffic. But I could cover a lot more ground on a bike than on foot.

Chia, are you talking about my hot flashes? ;-)

Tweety, thanks! You're working? I've been a really bad blog buddy. Need to catch up on you.

Danielle, thanks! I don't want to do that every day. :-)

Thu May 22, 09:42:00 PM  
Blogger ladymadaysia said...

Glenfiddich reminds me of Quidditch, which isn't exactly related at all, but I'd like to see a game a Quidditch in which all the players have had a bit of Glenfiddich. ;-D

And good going on your walk! That is pretty fast for walking!

Fri May 23, 11:08:00 AM  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

Yes working 3rd shift cleaning but I was told last night that is going to go to one day a week after my training period is over.

Fri May 23, 12:17:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

LadyM, I love your train of thought. So glad to see that you're back. And that would be some pretty interesting Quidditch. :-)

Tweety, I'm sorry you're not getting many hours in. I hope one night a week will be worth it for you.

Fri May 23, 03:07:00 PM  
Blogger Jenski said...

Congrats on the 5k - You are speedy! That is just about how fast I think I walk when I am really trying to walk fast. Did you end up having more Glenfiddich tonight? ;-)

Fri May 23, 08:00:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Congratulations, Squirl! That is wonderful. When are you going to enter a triathlon?


Fri May 23, 08:19:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

ONE thing this town has going for it is the Green Belt Park. It's 1 mile from my house and a really nice park is about half-way to the Green Belt Park. Nice paved path for walking/jogging/biking. No motor vehciles allowed.




Fri May 23, 09:22:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Jenski, thanks! No, I had an Oberon!

Nick, thanks! Um, no triathlon for me. Thanks for the vote of confidence, though.

Mr B, that would be much easier. Looks like a nice ride, by the river and all.

Fri May 23, 09:59:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

Walking is the ONLY way to go; running is too hard on the body. As our population ages, I think we'll see a lot more walking marathons.

Sun May 25, 09:11:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, tshsmom! I've loved to walk all of my life. Ichabod and I just got back from a walk that took us over an hour and a half. Of course part of it was stopping to take pictures. I hope to post those soon.

Sun May 25, 04:16:00 PM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

That's a mighty fine accomplishment. Walking fast is a good skill to save for a rainy day.

and remember...

"Never run unless chased"

Sun May 25, 10:09:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Bone! I do tend to walk faster if I get caught in the rain. Excellent quote, I'll follow that advice. :-)

Mon May 26, 08:00:00 AM  

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