WP 5k!

Posted: April 5, 2011 in Just me
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WHAT IT IS: A 5k run/walk (approximately 3.1 miles). You can run, walk, or skip. It’s up to you. There’s no time limit and there’s just one requirement: that you participate! [ You can do it inside or outside, on a treadmill or on a track, or even do a swim or a bike ride instead of running/walking – just get moving!]

WordPress (this blog platform) invites bloggers to join in on their 5 kilometers run. When I first read about this, I thought “oh noes! I am so not running, I hate running!”. Which I do. In gym classes in early years of school, I didn’t mind jumping, throwing things, hitting stuff or playing ball. But when it came to running I was totally lost, not to mention totally sucked. I am sure people could beat me running backwards, or even by crawling (backwards!). After a knee injury many years ago, running is not only not a preference but also something that can be quite painful.

There are many assumptions and judgements about World of Warcraft, most come from ignorance. One of them is that gamers, and not only the WoW ones, never go outside or move, pretty much like the “guy with no life” from the South Park episode. I have yet to meet someone like him, and have the impression that the players I have met, or speak to in game are active, lovely people with very normal lives.

On the other hand I have to admit that I have spent more hours than I dare think about on this game, I don’t regret any of them but there have been times I wish I was more active. After new year I, probably like 85% of the population, decided to exercise more and eat healthier.  Well, it’s the 5th of April, and I am keeping up . Not bad?

From running excuses in my head each time there was time for gym (whoaa, that’s some heavy rain! Better not go outside in storm. Hmm, is that a sore throat I feel sneaking up on me? I think it is, better go back to bed!), I now actually look forward to it. So when I read about WordPress’ challenge, I not only wanted in, I wanted to run.

Location was SATS this morning, Robyn was in my ears, blood, sweat and tears (ok, let’s not be too dramatic, only sweat) was spelt and I am now painfully aware of all my body parts. But it was fun, it felt great afterwards and was a little push I needed to get up on the horse, or in this case, the treadmill.

The WP 5k can be done anytime between April 4th – April 10th, and can be done by walking, swimming, cycling, anything! Oh, and 5 kilometers are equal to 3.1 miles btw. I am actually planning to do the same thing tomorrow. Come run with me?

  1. Elise says:

    If I didn’t go to Elixia I would so come and stalk your running!

    Hehe, no, but I’m definitely joining!. Even though I dislike running and jogging, I will do it because… The internet told me to? Always a good, healthy and sane reason to do stuff

    • Tribeca says:

      Ah hehe, I have been back and forth between Elixia and Sats. And I think because internet told you to is an excellent reason! That was I told myself too 🙂 Happy running!

      • Elise says:

        I grew up at SATS haha, the people that worked at Barnepass in Asker still remember me and my sister. But as soon as I got old enough to join a gym I ended up at Elixia because of company discount. I still feel like a traitor 😦 And go workout challenges, I enjoyed that a lot ^^

      • Tribeca says:

        Hehe I am too old to have been on Sats barnepass- I partly grew up in Asker, actually. Near Hvalstrand.

  2. Silverhawk says:

    Adorable ^.^
    Wish I had it in me to get back in shape… then again, it’s not the getting in shap that scares me but the fact I actually have to be around people to do it… and no, I’m not much of a work out at home type of guy. The 10 years I were fit I had people pushing me and dragging me to karate practice, aerobics and all that. Now I just keep to myself and the most excersise I get is from walking out with the trash or getting my mail from the mailbox. You’re my inspiration even tho I don’t actually follow your lead lol… I love cake to much to eat well too 😛

    • Tribeca says:

      Well I remember when you were writing about dancing aerobics while I was stuffing face with cheese doodles! Not that long ago, you know. Maybe, hm, 1,5 years? And then I even had the gym on the other side of my building, 5 meters away from gate! And still i didn’t go there once. Slacking.

      Cake is not that hard to avoid for me. Never been a cake person, every time I am in a family gathering or something, people serve cake, always something covered in whipped cream, marzipan or chocolate and when I politely say no thanks they are all “whaaaat?? you dont want CAEK??!”. To me, the cake IS a lie :p

  3. Steve says:

    Well done Elise. Proud of you. Keep it up. xx

  4. Tribeca says:

    Thank you, Steve. That’s very sweet of you. xx

  5. Harold says:

    Aw, that’s not a bad look! Glad you felt good too! Returning the stop over.

  6. tknologlvr says:

    Nicely done!

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