Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Our 1st 5K Walk

Lori and I decided it was time to get off our asses and loose some weight, so we took up walking. Saturday Lori and I were privileged to be able to join almost 2,000 other runners and walkers in the 'Long Island MacArthur Airport Run For Veterans 5K'. This was held on the property and runway of the airport.

Here I am waiting with the rest of the walkers for the start.








Soldiers lined the route every 50 or so yards cheering us on and probably making sure we didn't veer off the course to places we weren't allowed to go.






About 1 mile into the walk was the first water station. If you look close you'll see the distant walkers and runners out on the runway. They weren't even close to the 1/2 way mark.

Look off to the left and you'll notice that there weren't any jets at the terminals. I asked one of the security personnel along the route why. He said that they cl
osed the airport to commercial traffic for this event. Now that is showing support for our vets.

Here's a short video of Lori and I on the runway.

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Walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk,.

Keep it up!


There it is, the end is in sight!










They announced the name of each finisher as they crossed the finish line. Lori's name was easy, but I doubts if they would get mine right or even close. Damned if they didn't get it correct!

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It's official, my finishing time for the 5K was 1:03:12.0 and I finished 1,643nd, but I wasn't last, so I'm pleased. Lori finished 1 second faster than me, but only because she held back so we would finish together. If she'd have walked at her own pace, she'd have kicked my ass by a mile.

Way to go baby! I'm proud of you! Thanks for getting me off my ass and walking.

SEE Y'ALL ALL NEXT YEAR!

1 comment:

Joyce said...

HOw cool for you both! Motivating one another to get our asses up has been an on going venture for my hubby and I.....lol we would rather graze, swim and be nekkid in the hot tub.....