Virtual 5K #TNTDuel

Well I just finished my second 5K.  I haven’t moved this far since my first 5K years ago.  I have done some running and walking since then but not a 5K.  This time I walked the whole thing since I have pretty much done no activity for quite a while.

I missed the Diva Dash I signed up for and I was battling a terrible migraine and missed walking with Team Ben.  So when my friend Greta put together the Dynamic Duel Virtual 5K #TNTDuel with Laura, I thought this would be a great opportunity to actually move.

So I printed out my bib and went walking through my neighborhood.

Less than a mile in, I started to feel the panic.  I looked around and felt disoriented.  I felt an overwhelming fear that I would pass out in the street.  But I stopped that negative thinking right there.  I slowed down and concentrated on my breathing.  I have gotten pretty good at quelling the panic with breathing and I’m so glad that it worked this time and I continued to walk.  I even quickened my pace as the walk went on.

Here I am right after I was able to move forward.



When all was said and done, I ended up with a total of 3.34 miles in, well let’s just say, over an hour.  I am so very proud of myself and hope that I can use this as proof to myself that I can actually exercise.  Duh, right?

Here is my “Hell Yeah I Finished” pic with my bib.  Go #TeamUSA!





  1. Yay! I’m so glad you participated and got past those silly negative feelings. You rocked it, Denise! #teamusa!
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  2. Great job Denise.
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  3. YAY! I am so proud of you! And excited for you. I think your mind was doing what mine was. I couldn’t believe I walked it, because the only time I ever do that is when I’m actually doing an official 5k!!!

    Woot! YAHOO!! Maybe we need to check in with each other and motivate/inspire each other? 😀
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  4. Good job Denise !
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  5. Great job Denise! You are an inspiration! I’d love to do a 5K someday!
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