I survived!! LOL After looking at my BodyMedia stats tonight and seeing that my total steps for today totalled just under NINETEEN THOUSAND, I saw that I truly did push myself as hard as I thought I did. So, let me back up and fill you in...
If you read my last post, you know that I'm preparing to walk a marathon in April 2011. Geez, just saying that scares me! Well, this weekend, I drove up to Hot Springs, AR for the Spa 5K marathon with my friend Sean Symons aka "Shawn Fitness" . He and his lovely lady Robbie allowed my daughter and I to stay at their home and we all went out to walk the 5K in a very brisk 48 degrees at 8am this morning.
After that, he took us over to the Promonade there in downtown Hot Springs. I took some AMAZING pictures!! We got to drink from fountains with warm water coming directly from the springs. TOO COOL!!! :-)
After that, we went to Pinnacle Mountain State Park and walked a short 1/2 mile on a trail called Kingfisher Trail. THEN we went over to the Big Dam Bridge...and YES it was!!
All in all, I logged in over 9 miles today!! I know for some of you that may not be a lot, but for me it IS!!! Not only is it a LOT of walking, my joints were screaming at me before the day was ever finished. I was in an extreme amount of pain walking the bridge, but I didn't want to quit! I started hearing my favorite fitness instructor Chalene Johnson in my head..."You're not tired!! Mooooove!!" So, I began to chant that over and over in my head as I walked up the incline for the first half of the bridge...and guess what? I made it!! LOL Part of me is still wondering what in the world am I thinking by committing to walk a marathon in 5 1/2 months, but if I DON'T set a goal then I'm GUARANTEED to fail!