April 29, 2012 by Stephen
I participated in today’s Automattic Worldwide WP 5k. Since I don’t run, I walked the 5k. Back when I decided to do this, I thought I might try and do it with the family, but that didn’t work out. So, instead, I ended up walking this evening. I haven’t walked this far in awhile. I used to walk regularly, but have gotten out of the habit in the last couple of years. I do have a few routes mapped out in our neighborhood and one of them is just a little longer than 3.1 miles (5k). That’s the route I walked this evening. When I was walking regularly, I could comfortably walk a mile in about 12-13 minutes. Tonight, I was slower (as I expected I would be). I finished in 51:49.70, or about 5-6 minutes per mile slower. It’s amazing what happens when you get out of the habit of regularly exercising. (I also was probably affected by picking up trash on Saturday morning as a part of our church’s Adopt-A-Highway clean-up day. Three hours of bending over and picking up trash while trying to avoid getting hit by traffic apparently affects your body, especially your back!) I’m hoping this 5k walk will help to kick-start me back into a regular exercise routine.
Photos taken with my BlackBerry Bold camera.