Friday, June 18, 2010

The Walking Wonders Take on the WW Walk-It 5K

Meet the Walking Wonders!
On June 6th me and my two co-workers, Brenda & Solmary AND the rest of the COUNTRY participated in the Weight Watchers Walk-it 5K Challenge. In efforts to encourage people to get up and move Weight Watchers introduced a step-by-step training guide to help members incorporate walking into their daily routine AND train for the June 6th 5K. As well, Weight Watchers designed the training plan to be manageable for members with varying levels of ability.

Our walk benefited the Ronald McDonald House of Galveston, which serves as "home away from home for parents of children receiving medical treatment from various Houston hospitals. Our WW location donated proceeds from Walking Wonders 5K t-shirt sales and canned goods.

Not only did the Ronald McDonald House benefit from the Walk-It challenge, but Brenda & Solmary, and myself  benefited by earning activity points AND enjoying a most pleasant, scenic walk...unlike my first 5K.


Along the way we passed by the Hilton where Clara Harris ran over her husband...a couple of times. Remember that insanity?  Clara received her own episode on SNAPPED, a show about women that basically SNAP and kill their husbands, lovers, etc! Check it out.
 The thing I liked most about this 5K...the walkers started whenever they arrived, rather then starting all together in one big  mob!

Posing at the first water break...almost to the 1/2 way mark!
We completed our challenge, and Brenda rejoiced in surviving her first 5K!
After all participants returned, everyone crowded around waiting to win the Wii! Unfortunately none of us garnered the Wii, but Solmary did win this hat!
 
I think the Walk-It 5K challenge may become a yearly Weight Watchers event. If so, I plan to participate EVERY year. Well that concludes my post. OOPS! I forgot to include my favorite part of the 5K...the post 5K activities, lunch at Jason's Deli!
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8 comments:

  1. Hey! I'm a new follower. Congrats on the 5K! It looked like y'all had a lot of fun =)

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  2. Great work! The one in my area isnext Wed!

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  3. That is awesome!! What a great thing to do :)

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  4. Wooohooo! You so totally rock! I bow to your awesomeness!

    Be sure and link up with me on Metabolism Blues for What is Beautiful! I want to see your lovely face.

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  5. From the smiles on your faces it looks like you had a great time. All the fun and raising money for charity, sounds like a winner. I hope they continue to make it an annual event.

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  6. I loooooove the name of your blog (and of course now have Two Live Crew in my head!)

    Nice job on the 5K, the food afterwards is always my favorite part though :)

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  7. and how did I forget youre in galveston!!

    Ive never been and I know my daughter would love it there.

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  8. Congrats on your 5K walk!! Looks like you too had a load of fun!!

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