I laced up my sneaks and headed out shortly before dusk and it was already cool enough that I put on a long sleeved t-shirt. Still in week 1 of training for the virtual 5K walk/jog, I was supposed to walk 4 min/jog 1 min, and repeat for a total of 25 min. Again I ended up doing just a bit more because I have to go up and down my road a couple of times and the timing didn't work out to get me back to the house. I think I ended up with 3 extra min walking, two of a slow jog for a total of 30 min.
I follow SparkPeople's schedule where the week starts on Sunday, so today marked the first day of training week 2, calling for a 4 min walk/2 min jog, repeating for a total of 30 min. The first 2 min jog had me going up a slight incline which sucked, but I pushed it on over. I did fine for the next two sets, but the fourth set had me jogging up another incline for the whole two minutes, which wasn't fun at all. I think I could have crawled faster, but still I didn't change my pace to a walk; I worked through it, even though it felt like I was going backwards. The last set was on level ground, for which I was very thankful. My jaunt today clocked about 32 min, probably 21 walking, and 11 at a slow jog. I felt great when I was done, but glad it was done.
A couple of hours later I decided to hit the recumbent bike for an easy ride with a kitten for company (she's sequestered to that room, recovering from a broken leg). I pedaled for 30 min while reading, which always makes the time pass easily.
My accomplishments might not seem like much by most standards, especially for a retired Marine, but with my current weight and pretty sedentary lifestyle of late, I'm pleased with what I've done. I'm confident that I can keep up with the schedule and will rock this virtual 5K for the Trick or Treat Trot.
I'll be ready ... bring it!