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2011/095: Bonus – wwwp5k, A Typo And A Challenge

5k? “K” is supposed to stand for kilometers? That can’t be, because the correct abbreviation for kilometers is km, so this must be a typo and should be an “m”, especially since this is the U.S. and they use miles here. Right? So I didn’t walk 5 kilometers today, I walked 5 miles.
Same hill as yesterday, but when I reached the 4 mile mark, it became less steep and I was able to increase my speed and get to my destination a little sooner 😉
This time I smuggled my camera into the gym, and took some pictures in the changing room. There are several private ones in the hallway, across from the lockers where I lock up my gym bag while I work out. I might talk with the club manager tomorrow and see if I can get permission to take a few pictures on Sunday morning.

And here is my challenge:
I’m going to walk a 10k sometime this week (by Sunday), so if any of my blog readers are couch potatoes, I challenge you to get off the couch and walk just one mile between now and Sunday and I will dedicate that second 5k to you.  After your 1-mile-walk, e-mail me and tell me about it (contact info is in side bar), you can even send a picture, and you get to be a guest blogger on my blog. You do not have to have your own blog.
One mile is easy, it’s 15-20 minutes of brisk walking, or 4 laps around the track. Junior highschools and highschools usually have a track that you can use during non-school hours. Can’t get outside? Ask your local gym if they offer free trial memberships.
So, couch potatoes, get off the couch and get walking! One mile is a great start, and I know you can do it!

17 responses

  1. You make it look GOOD, Michaela! You hot, sexy momma you… 🙂

    5. April, 2011 at 16:34

    • LOL I don’t know if I’d go that far, but it certainly beats my fat self two years ago 😉
      Thanks, Tracy 🙂

      5. April, 2011 at 17:23

  2. OK, I’m in! I don’t know if I’m a couch potato, but I am sitting on it right now. I really need to start exercising. Darn this rain. I quit my gym membership months ago and sometimes I miss it.

    5. April, 2011 at 21:42

    • Yay! Get walking! 🙂
      Do you have any other gyms close? Maybe you can get a free trial membership there and walk on the treadmill if the rain doesn’t allow you to walk outside?

      6. April, 2011 at 06:45

  3. aswirly

    Looking good!! Um… if I add up all the walking from the couch to the kitchen, plus house to car, and car to shopping, and it totals a mile, will that count? 😉

    5. April, 2011 at 22:09

  4. I walked a good few miles around my castle last weekend… Does that count ???… lol…

    6. April, 2011 at 01:05

    • SO close! Unfortunately the time frame for the wwwp5k is Monday, April 4th until Sunday, April 10th. But, if you go do it again it will count 😉

      6. April, 2011 at 06:47

  5. doreen3boys

    lookin’ great Michaela!

    6. April, 2011 at 07:17

  6. dalia

    look at you…skinny!!!
    I’ll do it after the stomach bug has left our house!

    6. April, 2011 at 16:21

    • I was going to ask you if you’re going to participate 🙂
      Hope everyone feels better really soon!

      6. April, 2011 at 16:26

  7. Becky Sue

    I’ll run 10km! You look awesome, Grandma!

    7. April, 2011 at 06:57

    • Ha! That should be EASY for you, Miss Half-Marathon! 🙂

      7. April, 2011 at 06:58

  8. I wonder how many miles or km 2 hours of dancing adds up to? I’d be curious to know! Although I don’t feel I’m a couch potato, I know I should get out there more often. Teddy would thank me for it.
    Looking great, Michaela!

    7. April, 2011 at 15:34

    • Thanks, Karen!
      I’m sure 2 hours of dancing is great exercise…. no need to feel guilty if you can’t get out there to walk more often.

      14. April, 2011 at 06:51

  9. I’m a couch potato right now, but not by choice.
    You are one of the inspiring me to loose the extra kgs I’ve gained whilst in plaster and while on crutches. In a few months I hope to be off sticks and then I have some SERIOUS catching up to do on the exercise front.
    Your fitness journey and efforts are an inspiration.

    14. April, 2011 at 06:22

    • Thank you, Kiwi 🙂
      Surgery related couch potato-ness doesn’t count, I’m sure you would have participated in the 5k if you were able to. Next year, right? 🙂

      14. April, 2011 at 06:49

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