Saturday, June 5, 2010

Well, who knew??

Knew what?

That I would do a 5K at one o'clock in the hot afternoon..just so I can say I did..

I did.

I did what? Know? Or did the walk?

Both :-)

Yes, I tried to talk myself out of it..you know..all the excuses I used in the past..

..too hot..

..bad time of day..I'm too busy, tired,  feet hurt..knees hurt..I might get sunburned..I need to tweeze my eyebrows..

no..wait..I've never used that last one..

It was a group effort by Weight Watchers and it was at Wheeler Farm. 


So, walking past the animals, the ducks and geese, and the shade trees was really quite lovely.


The cottonwoods were ...uh..cotton-ing..and it looked like summer-fairy-snow-rain-.magical-thing and I had to stop and wave my hand through it..


Of course the other walkers were sneezing and grumbling  I'm sure thinking I was "odd"..

But that was OK..it was really pretty..I felt like I was in one of those snow-globes where the stuff is in slow motion..


So..I did a 5K...half of a 10K..a .5 of a 10K {that sounds better..} and I'm glad I did..

Yay..

-me

OK, so...now...

13 comments:

Laurie said...

Wow that's great Colleen!! It's one of my goals to do a 5k, and I see it can be done. but I have to say no, you can't have a cheeseburger!
I'm really proud of you!

Vicki said...

Woot Woot for ya..awesome!

But I think the best part was being in the snow globe :)

And WHATTHEHECK, have one!

madrekarin said...

That's so awesome, Colleen! I have a friend out there that did a 5K yesterday with her WW group. I wonder if it was the same one?

Lucy said...

Good for you. I don't mind walking but running just isn't my thing. And I love the cotton...cottonwood trees. I always thought it looked like snow falling.

diane said...

Well done.5k isn't a walk in the park.he he It sounded very pretty. So do WW use Kilometres when US use miles or is it because 5k sounds better than 3miles? Whatever you did good and don't spoil it with junk food but you can have a chocolate chip cookie.

Emmy said...

Congratulatons on the walk/run! That's wonderful :)

Also, I totally see the appeal of running your hands through that cotton stuff, but it sets off my alleriges like you wouldn't believe! :P

Vee said...

Now that sounds like a great place to take that long of a walk. Nature and beauty all around, not to mention as cool as it was under the trees and not in the sun. Hope that you got your cheeseburger! You deserve .5 of it! :D

smasek said...

Woooowie!! That is AWESOME! You inspire, certainly you do. love you!

Chrissykat said...

As ALWAYS I can come here for a giggle. Your humor & personality are addicting. Good on you for your completion of a 5K! Have a wonderful Sunday...

Claudie said...

Colleen, today your my hero. You did it, and you should be sooooooo proud of yourself. You rock.
i don't have allergies either, so I would have loved to make a thousand wishes in the "fluff".
Good on you girl.
Love Claudie
xoxoxoxoxoxo

Claudie said...

Oh BTW.... yes you can have a cheezburger lol
xoxoxo

ain't for city gals said...

WooHoo...a 5K...a 10K next then a half of maration then I will meet you in Tuscon for the full maration in December...you can do it...that is how i did it ..one race at a time...

Just Breathe said...

Way to go, good for you! Sounds like a nice place to walk.