5K Run/Walk - You don't have to be fast, just DO IT!

I got several family members together yesterday to run/walk at Fort Leavenworth for their annual Slim Down 5K. Great exercise and fun, healthy family outing. Times in the group varied from 26:58 to 58:00. Just DO IT!


Karrey Britt 6 years, 11 months ago

What a great way to spend time with family. Love the pic! There are quite a few 5K walk/runs coming up in Lawrence. To learn more, visit the group page on WellCommons. http://wellcommons.com/groups/runs-and-walks. Also, if you know of one, please let the community know by posting information about event.

Mary Ellen Hall 6 years, 11 months ago

Geez, Whirl. Yeah, it's only "three whole miles" but for some people that's a lot! My husband has run the Boston Marathon twice and several 50K trails so to him (and perhaps you), 3 miles is a jog around the block. But for someone like myself who has never run a day in my life, training with the Couch to 5K plan is quite a feat. Sure, it's only 3 miles and I haven't run the entire 3 miles yet but the fact that I ran non-stop for just over a mile the other day is really something to me. So, YOU GO MICHELLE AND FAMILY! Keep up the good work!!

AllHeart 6 years, 11 months ago

NoDramaMama, I forgot to say Congrats on running just over a mile non-stop! I know how difficult that is and how good it feels when you finally do it. Keep up the good work.

readit 6 years, 11 months ago

Some people are so unhappy in their lives that they have to spend their energy being mean and ugly to others. So sad.

Congrats on the 5k. I started running last summer, and I've become addicted to it. Such a great way to get/stay in shape.

AllHeart 6 years, 11 months ago

It is addictive! Keep up the good work!

AllHeart 6 years, 11 months ago

NoDramaMama, I had a heart attack at 39 and have had 7 knee surgeries. So 3.1 miles is definitely not a jog around the block for me and I understand what you are saying. One year ago I felt the same way. I only started "running" last May and still have not gotten to the point where I can run the entire 3.1 miles but I am getting closer. I will never win any races but that's not the point, the point is I am doing something my orthopedic surgeon and family (and I) didn't think I could ever do. As I mentioned a couple of people in our group took 58 minutes (they are just starting out) so they walked most of the way.
But,the Slim Down also had a 1 mile walk which was free to enter. If you want to get out and walk/jog in a social atmosphere there are several 5K events that now also offer a 1 mile option either at a discounted rate or free. I know everyone can't run 3.1 miles, obviously not everyone in our group can either. I'm just saying if you are worried about how long it will take, don't, just do it. If 3.1 miles is too far start with a 1 mile (if physically possible). It's not about the fastest time, it's about the journey. Best wishes.

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