Blackmores Sydney Marathon 2010

Blackmores Sydney Marathon 2010
Blackmores Sydney Marathon 2010

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Mittagong, NSW, Australia
Have been a keen runner for more than 40 years; member of ACT Veterans Club. Ran my first of 11 marathons in 2000 and the NYC Marathon in 2005 where I carried the Australian flag at the "Friendship Run" (photo at left). Have Australian Age Category Records for two 50km Ultra Marathon events, a half marathon and 5000m track race; ACT record for 1 mile. Born in 1929 (!), I lived in Sydney with my husband, Jim, until we moved to the Southern Highlands in 1995....Jim passed away in 2011 after 45 years together, during which time we travelled extensively and made NYC our favourite destination at Christmas.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

At Last ~~~ Able to Walk!

I walked briskly this morning, taking the same loop from home that I used last time ....whenever that was!  Seems months ago, but probably more like a week or two.  My guess back then, because I didn't have the Garmin with me, was that the distance was about 3km which proves I have little or no ability at all in judging distance without the aid of technology!

This morning, in amazingly cool conditions, I walked the same route and, from door to door, the distance was 5.07km exactly...call it 5km!!  My leg felt fine while walking, but I'll know by tonight exactly how it reacted to that distance; seems to take several hours after exercise if there's going to be any pain.

Like Roger Rabbit, I'm very pleased with myself this morning!
....and it's a start!

5km Walk