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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!