You may have noticed I’ve been in a lot of 5K’s this year.
It’s just one of the many things I’m happy I started doing in 2018.
I credit my friend, Katie, who set a goal for herself of doing a 5K a month and then others of us started hopping on board.
Do I run? No. Sometimes, I run a bit of it. Why do I do it then?
For one, walking is great for my mental health. Emotions have to get out somehow and mine get out through my feet. My head feels clearer and my heart is lighter.
5Ks are super inspiring. There is the pumped up music at the beginning, the volunteers cheering you on and the sea of people sweating it out with you often early in the morning.
I’ve seen women with twins in strollers, old men with Parkinson’s and small children breeze by me. After a mild feeling of embarrassment, I think “Damn, those people are badasses.” They make me want to be a better me.
You usually get a cool T-shirt, a medal or some other swag. Most are low-cost and truthfully, anyone can walk a 5K.
It gives me something to look forward to every month and I really like having friends that do them. It’s a nice chance to catch up and talk.
Finally, nothing beats sprinting over a finish line. We don’t always see the finish line in life. It’s really nice to cross one.
Next up is Wanderlust and The Pumpkin Run in Cincinnati and the Louisville Beer Run. Come join me if you wish! Fall is a great time to get out and get active.
Solvitur Ambulando – “It is solved by walking.”