5K walk. Morningside Heights.
Walked in solidarity with Kirk in the Hills to support Accent Pontiac. Accent Pontiac’s mission is “strengthening Pontiac’s youth and community through equitable access to intensive and consistent music making.” My father’s first jobs were as a high school instrumental teacher and band director. The last half of the play list honors him.
It was great to get some exercise, support a friend, support a great cause, and remember my father.
In Every Corner of the Forest Part 1 – Bill Miller
Stick Me for My Riches – Wu-Tang Clan
Come Alive – Eternal Summers
Old Glad – Jack Gladstone
I Could Write a Book – Miles Davis
The Wooden Shoe – John McCutcheon
Dancing in the Dark – Bruce Springsteen
The Four Legged Ones – Joanne Shenandoah
El Chivo – The Chieftains with Los Cenzontles
Scotland the Brave – The Pipes and Drums of the Royal Tank Regiment
The Thunderer – Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic
Washington Post – Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic
Hands Across the Sea – Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic
Light Cavalry Overture – London Festival Orchestra
Under the Double Eagle – Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic
The National Emblem – Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic
March of the Toreadors from Carmen – Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic
Pomp and Circumstance, Op. 39 – Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic
Colonel Bogey – Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic
I remember running my first (and so far only) timed 5K with the support of my son, Sean and my friend and trainer Nicole Kung. Desi Aldorando was there that day as well; she took the photo. Boxster was the artistic director. Remembering, I commit to running at least one more 5K by this time next year.
Traci Smith, author of Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home has provided a gift of the November 2018 Gratitude Every Day calendar. I am using it as an opportuity to revisit photos and post them as they speak to gratitude.
In support of friends in Lincoln, Nebraska who were participating in the Autism 5K today, I did 5K on the treadmill. It’s the first time I have done 5K since I have been back in New York.
You Know I Love You – B.B. King
It Don’t Mean a Thing – Eva Cassidy
Man Made Lake – Calexico
Song for Ireland – Mary Black
Rain Us Love – Native Root
Upon These Stones – Les Miserables
Nadine – Chuck Berry
Photograph – Ringo Starr
The Prayer – Celtic Woman
Sebastian – Ruben Blades
Sentimental Johnny – Flogging Molly
Crazy Dream – Los Lonely Boys
So Much – Macy Gray
Old Devil Time – Pat Humprhies
Monsieur Bibendum – Tryo
Peter – David LaMotte
My virtual 5K, sponsored by Cutch’s Crew to support Pirates Charities took place in the Louisville Waterfront Park. I ran the first kilometer and the final .75 kilometers. In between, I alternated running and walking as songs changed on the iPod. The result came out like this:
See you along the Trail.
As part of my self-care regime (which is going OK, not great), I resolved to run my first 5K ever. I chose a virtual 5K, sponsored by Cutch’s Crew to support Pirates Charities.
My efforts did not move as quickly as I hoped, so I ended up walking and running on 4 April 2015 in Louisville. Here’s how things looked at the beginning:
See you along the Trail.
In terms of self-care, 2014 proved a good year. I am down 80 pounds from my highest weight and 50 pounds from my starting weight when I got serious again in the Spring. I have, however, hit a bit of a plateau over the last three months. Hence, it is time to renew my efforts. Yet again. You can follow my efforts on Steps Along the Trail. My goals have changed a bit. Each day I want to eat well (between 2,000 and 2,200 calories); do 30 minutes of cardio of some sort; and walk for 12,000 steps. I will try to add the stretching exercises my massage therapist wants me to do. I have a couple new wrinkles to provide motivation and jump start this initiative. I have increased my goal for steps. It had been 10,000. I have instituted a reward program for when I meet all three goals for seven days. I have set a goal of running or walking or walking/running a 5K this year. I have signed up to do the virtual 5K to benefit Cutch’s Crew/Pirates Charities. I have set a tentative date of April 11 to do my 5K. I have set up steps challenges with family and friends. Most step wins. In January, the losers will donate $10 to the charity of the winner’s choice. I have resumed using My Fitness Pal to track eating and am using Run Keeper to track my outdoor walking. You can become my friend on either of those if you want to track my progress there. Another wrinkle or two will pop up as the year unfolds. It all starts tomorrow! Wish me luck. And again, feel free to follow. Or not. See you along the Trail.
Despite my best intentions (or at least pretty good intentions), I did not take part in the Salisbury Presbyterian Church 5k Turkey Waddle that raised funds for the Central Virginia Food Bank. Many possible reasons exist for this decision. Bottom line – I need to take better care of my self.
Check out the pictures I took of those who ran, jogged, walked, and waddled.
So much for this year. But next year. Next year. I have already started getting ready. And this time . . . this time.
See you along the Trail.