Chris Abraham after running 5k

Quickening my 5k time week after week at #cc5kFridays

Chris Abraham's time for the #cc5kfridays race 4After nursing my aching lumbago and missing race 3 of the Crystal City 5k Fridays series of races, I stopped exercising for two whole weeks and returned for week 4.

I ran what I thought was a fast race, for me, but when I finished my girlfriend remembered a 45-something-minute time instead of my races times of: race 1, 46:17 and race 2, 46:11. Last night my time was 46:01, which was a whole ten-seconds faster!  

I will do a complete race report a little later as there were quite a few cards and happy goofs around me at the back of the pack.

For now, if I can do it, you can do it. I am 46-years old, I am over 300-pounds, and I have a very sedentary lifestyle. There’s no reason at all you can’t just get out there and run, walk, shuffle, jog, and amble. It’s highly-rewarding and there’s nothing like it.

Racing really makes me feel like I am in competition, that I am actually in a running race — and I am — and that drives so many of the decisions I make every day as a direct result. Go get ’em, tiger!


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