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Did 5-mile March for Babies today

April 27th, 2008 at 01:42 pm

Nothing financial about this post.

The 3 of us participated in the March of Dimes March for Babies today. It was a 5-mile walk done to raise money for the March of Dimes. Our daughter's class got involved after one of her teacher's had a miscarriage earlier in the school year.

Even though we are all in decent enough shape, a 5 mile walk still represented a fairly ambitious activity for us. We did do a couple of 2-3 mile hikes in New Hampshire last summer so I didn't really doubt that we could do it. It was just way outside of our normal activity level.

The walk began at 9:00am and we got back to the starting point just before 10:30am. We were a little achy, but enjoyed the sense of accomplishment and knew we had raised money for a good cause.

My wife and I keep saying we need to get into better shape, and we have been walking in the evenings although not as regularly as we could be and usually for less than 30 minutes. Having done this 90-minute walk today, I can definitely use that to push us to walk more regularly and for a little longer than we've been doing. Knowing that we did today's walk is pretty motivating (though we're waiting to see how we feel when we get up tomorrow - LOL).

5 Responses to “Did 5-mile March for Babies today”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I am participating in this walk next weekend! I am looking forward to it.

  2. managinglife Says:

    Great job to all!! I love participating in 5K fun runs and charity walks. Its a wonderful way to get in shape and to donate your participation fees to a worthy cause. Plus the chance to bond with family and friends in a healthy way. Keep up the good work!

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    Very nice! I really should consider getting back into fitness....

  4. jc3900 Says:

    I kind of despise fun runs. Everytime I am in one, my need to succeed gets the best of me and I end up running my butt off. But the food after is killer. You can't really beat free pizza and sandwiches.

  5. disneysteve Says:

    jc3900 - This was a non-competitive event. There was no starting line or finish line and it wasn't timed. No prizes either. Just a mass of people walking together for a good cause. I know what you mean, though. As soon as you make it a competition, it isn't the same.

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