Yesterday’s Achievement outside of Wealthy Affiliate

Last Update: March 17, 2019

BackgroundIn April 2017 I began a program to loss weight. I had seen a picture of myself that projected an image I did not like. It was difficult for me to walk even short distances without becoming tired.

I had retired on 2005 and life changed to where I was less active and I loved those good ole chocolate candy bars. As you can imagine, the weight did not show up suddenly, but when I saw the picture I felt like it was a sudden change.

Part of the program involved exercise. As the numbers showing up on the scales went down my energy level went up and was finding walking enjoyable once again.

New Challenge

Jumping forward I became an interest in ‘Power Walking’ and entering 5K (Kilometer) races. Having had a total knee replacement meant no running. I entered my first 5K in April 2018 which was a benefit event. Finding it an enjoyable activity in July I entered my first 5K competitively and even though I came in with a rather long time of 59.44 minutes that I completed it got me hooked.

I completed in several 5k races and in several in placed second in my age group.

Yesterday

Today I entered my first 5k this year. It was cold and windy out on the Illinois (USA) prairie. Finished the race with a time of 49.44 minutes, 10 minute improvement in less than a year. Good for a fellow who will turn 80 in April if I say so myself.

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jillxyz Premium
Yay! Proud of you, super proud for 80 years! Cheers AJ
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sdawson Premium
Good for you, you are doing great. You have now inspired me. I'm going to try to do a few minutes of body grooving tonight. I do the old lady version - some in and a little out of my wheelchair. check it out on https://youtu.be/wq7ryQbiSHw
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KenSenyk Premium
Koodos Barry! You're an inspiration. 24 yrs my senior and probably a goal I will never reach!!. Keep moving forward and don't look back.

Ken
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Barney44 Premium
Ken “... but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 10:26b
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Dhind1 Premium
Well done my affiliate friend. You are correct - this is a great achievement and you are justifiably chuffed with your success.

Achieving fitness goals is good for us and worth the effort.

Turn this into a fitness blog for like-minded people and make it work.
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Barney44 Premium
That is where part of my website it headed. Having difficulties getting it reconstructed to do what i invision.

Thanks for reading and commenting
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phil1944 Premium
That's brilliant, Barney. Well done.

Hopefully, you are now feeling pleased when you look in a mirror.
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Barney44 Premium
Very much so Phil.
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Barney44 Premium
Maybe you can explain what happened. When I wrote this article had sub-heading as 'H2' when it posted the 'H2' setting is not there and my first heading dropped down into text.
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phil1944 Premium
The posting app is less than perfect.

I've found the best way is to do the headings as regular text, but make sure they are separated by an Enter (blank line) before and after.

Then go back and click on each one (no need to select the whole heading, just click somewhere on it) and select the required heading, h2 or h3 or whatever.
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