Four 5Ks in 99 Days

Looking to hit my goal of walking in five 5Ks in 2013. Image courtesy of Sura Nualpradid/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Looking to hit my goal of walking in five 5Ks in 2013. Image courtesy of Sura Nualpradid/FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

So far this year, I’ve walked in just one 5K race.  For my New Year’s resolution, I set a goal of five 5Ks.  I’m a bit behind.

There’s still 99 days left in 2013. Time to get into gear.

I signed up for two local 5Ks in October. The first one is in two weeks and the second is the day after my wedding anniversary.

That gives me a couple of weeks to prepare for the October 5th race, focusing on distance and not speed.  Before the knee went wonky on me, I walked 6.5K (4 miles) nearly everyday. So I’m not anticipating any problems. I’m up to 2 miles a day now without any knee pain. I’m planning on increasing my distance to 3 miles by mid-week. Fingers crossed!

There’s a Color Run 5K in Baltimore the Sunday before Thanksgiving that just looks fun. Not familiar with Color Runs?  It’s a paint race. Just wear white at the start of the race and at each kilometer, you’re doused from head to toe in color.  I’ll see if I can convince the hubby to walk with me.  My only concern is the time of the year – mid-November in Baltimore. I’ll need to layer my clothes.

That leaves me finding one more 5K before the end of the year.

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