Yesterday’s Achievement outside of Wealthy Affiliate
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.
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.