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Another 2008 Accomplishment

Posted 10-18-2008 at 10:08 PM by Doozer61

In February, I rode in my first organized bike ride. I rode 10 miles in the Palm Springs heat for their Homeless Services.

In June, I rode for Diabetes and did 16 miles.

Today, I walked my first 5K. 3.1 miles for Diabetes. In one day, I raised almost $200 asking co-workers and friends for whatever change they had.

It was the longest walk of my life. When I saw the 1 mile marker, I thought this isn't so bad. When I got to 2 miles, I needed water and a banana. And then the walk got really long. My knees started to ache, the sun was beating down on me and I never saw the 3 mile marker. And, I personally felt that the last mile was WAY longer than 5280 feet.

One of the vendors gave us pedometers and when I finished, mine said 10407 steps.
I am sure I took more steps than that today.

I am not sure I will ever do another one. At least I can say I have one under my belt, but biking seems to be my thing.

I am training now to do the 25 mile ride in Palm Springs next February.
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  1. Old Comment
    Can I just say, that you did a beautiful thing.
    Right now you are thinking about yourself... as an afterthought.
    But I know that each step you took, was for someone else, and that...
    is just too kind for words.

    You are a hero to people you don't even know.
    And you should feel like Super-person.
    Your discomfort will pass, but your sacrafice and kindness
    will never be forgotten.

    Posted 10-18-2008 at 10:15 PM by Night & Day Night & Day is offline
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    Doozer61's Avatar
    Thanks, Jase.
    Posted 10-19-2008 at 08:23 AM by Doozer61 Doozer61 is offline
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    anitram's Avatar
    I totally hear you.

    I'd rather do a 50K bike ride than a 5K walk/run. I've just never been a runner and believe me not for a lack of trying!
    Posted 10-19-2008 at 11:45 AM by anitram anitram is offline
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    BonosBaby12's Avatar
    Congrats on the walk!

    I did a 3 mile walk for the American Heart Association a couple of weeks ago. Certainly felt like to me that it was much longer than 3 miles lol.
    Posted 10-19-2008 at 02:10 PM by BonosBaby12 BonosBaby12 is offline
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    BAW's Avatar
    You make me proud Floozy
    Posted 10-20-2008 at 06:51 PM by BAW BAW is offline
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    LarryMullen's POPAngel's Avatar
    That's awesome.
    Posted 10-21-2008 at 03:42 PM by LarryMullen's POPAngel LarryMullen's POPAngel is offline

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