Monday, June 03, 2013
Yesterday's 5K was great - My goal was to do it in an hour and that's exactly what it was, 60 min on the dot! Pretty freakin' jazzed! The last half mile I had to pour it on, I was almost running - but I did it! Overall, I think it was the easiest one I've done - except for the hills. I generally walk on only flat ground on purpose because of my knees. Doc said with my weight and the lack of cartilage left in my knees, I shouldn't be doing hills if I can avoid them. So I do. Yesterday's 5K included one sort of long slow hill and a smaller one. I got about half way up the big one this year before I started getting winded - that's probably a lot better than I've done before.
However, there is a lot of room for improvement. I walked on my own with my ipod and I didn't have to talk and I probably couldn't have during the majority of it. So lots of room there to build stamina and lung capacity. The hill was the worst by far, but I'm glad I didn't have someone with me who wanted to chat because it would have been hard, LOL.
This week - High school graduation for my daughter. Oldest daughter coming for that and it also falls on HER birthday. Next week my partner's graduation from the community college for her associates degree. Oh you know, and work full time. ugh.
Lot's of emotions roiling around over my daughter's drinking and the things she said about my parenting "failures" when I saw her last month. Feeling anxiety over her coming this week, sadness....hard stuff. On top of everything else this week, feeling overwhelmed.
Good think I feel stress relief by walking, eh?