April 25, 2014
Well...okay, I know it has been a day or two since I posted, not that it matters much, but life often interferes with my plans. Donna and I have been working on getting our 5K distance down. We have a schedule and so far we have followed it without a lot of problems. Luckily, when I am not in the mood to walk, she drags me out anyway, and I do the same for her. Walking is one of those things I have always enjoyed. It requires little cash investment to get started. A good pair of walking shoes is pretty much all you need. However, finding a place to walk is sometimes problematic. I tend to like to do my walking late in the evening, so I need a place that is safe to walk after dark. This would be more of a problem if we lived in a large city, but we don't.
How close are we to having the distance under our belt? I more quarter mile lap is all we need. Once we can walk the full 5K distance, then we will work on shaving off minutes, or seconds, until we are able to meet our goal of 40 minutes. That may seem like a turtle pace to you, but we are comfortable being the tortoises in this analogy. The tortoise finishes the race, and that is really all we want. When we decided on our next 5K, our goal is to reduce our time for the Run or Dye race. Eventually, we hope to have our time down to a more respectable pace. Or not. Depends on how we feel once we complete the Run or Dye. I am pretty sure that this race is more about getting splattered with color than it is about actually making good time. We'll see. Regardless, we are walking, spending time together in which we solve all the world's problems, and gradually building our endurance. Can't see how we can lose.