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2011/094: Bonus – wwwp5k And The Extra Mile

My fellow WordPress bloggers may have heard about the Worldwide WordPress 5k run/walk. Some of you may have gotten an e-mail from them. I didn’t, but read about it on Karma’s blog. Lucky for me, it was this morning before I headed to the gym, and even luckier for me, the rules state that you can do this inside, on a treadmill. With allergy season in full swing here in the Dallas, TX area, it’s so much more pleasant to walk at the gym.
I scored the best treadmill, too, because you can feel the breeze when the air conditioning kicks in.
You’ll have to excuse the terrible quality of the pictures, because photography is not allowed at 24-Hour Fitness, and I had to sneak a couple of pictures with the cellphone. Had to of course have the flash turned off, so the pictures are a little blurry. Too bad I didn’t know about the 5k yesterday, because I was at the gym so early, I may have been able to get permission for a couple of pictures, since there was almost no one else there. Oh well.

So, here is my “finish line”. Not only did I walk 5k, I did it all at an 18% incline!
To explain the numbers you see: 18.0 is the incline, 47:25 is the time in minutes/seconds, 3.10 is distance in miles, 875 is calories burned, and 3.8 is speed in mph.

I didn’t stop there, though, and walked an extra mile. I kept the incline setting the same, but varied the speed.ย  Again, the numbers you see are incline (18.0%), time elapsed (62 min, 30 seconds), distance (4.11 miles) and calories burned. The counter starts over when you reach 1000, so this should actually read 1160

This was fun, and just what I needed to get me to the gym today (thought about skipping it).

9 responses

  1. Well done! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I will probably hike my 5K on the 10th, unless it looks like the weather won’t cooperate. If that’s the case, I’ll be on the treadmill, too.

    4. April, 2011 at 14:58

    • Crossing my fingers that the weather will cooperate!
      Btw. I’ll stop by your blog soon to catch up ๐Ÿ™‚

      4. April, 2011 at 17:40

  2. You go girl! That’s awesome!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    4. April, 2011 at 15:41

  3. Congratulations! I just learned about this at Karma’s blog, too. Smiling at the thought of you sneaking pics with your cell phone. ๐Ÿ™‚

    4. April, 2011 at 17:00

    • Thank you, Kathy! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Catching up on your blog soon, too!

      4. April, 2011 at 17:41

  4. Becky Sue

    Go you! That’s so awesome! I wish I could bring my good camera along on a run. We’ll see what I come up with by next weekend. Maybe I’ll join Karma?

    4. April, 2011 at 17:13

    • Thanks! Yeah, that camera might weigh you down a bit. I think joining Karen is a great idea. Everything is more fun with a friend ๐Ÿ™‚

      4. April, 2011 at 17:42

    • Sounds good to me Becky! I’m planning to walk the trails behind the middle school – weather permitting. Bring Stella along and we could have a great time!

      5. April, 2011 at 10:52

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