We Did It: Completing the 2016 WordPress 5K

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Infomedia’s developers and designers have been walking and running all over Birmingham, AL in Automattic’s Worldwide WordPress 5K 2016!

And just like that, summer is over. The leaves are changing, the weather is cooling down (finally!) and there are a little over three months left to make good on those plans to improve your physical fitness this year. So when the invitation to join Automattic’s WordPress 5K landed in my inbox, it only felt right to ask cajole bribe the rest of Infomedia’s team into lacing up their sneakers and breaking a sweat.  

Ok, so it wasn’t really that difficult to round up the crew: Many of us do some sort of exercise on our own already. WordPress made it easy: Participants had a week to complete the 3.1 miles; we could run, walk or even skip, and we could choose a trail, track, or hit the treadmill.

Our fearless leader sweetened the deal by throwing in free lunch for the finishers and six pack of their choosing (Coke Life, anyone?). Enjoy these snapshots of what our team found as we walked (or ran) the WordPress 5K in and around Birmingham.


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Journalist and blogger Alexis Barton has loved language and the written word for as long as she can remember; she earned her Masters in Journalism from the University of Alabama before joining us here at Infomedia where she puts her skills to work researching, interviewing and writing web copy for our clients, our own blog and our social media channels. She might be a self-described “grammar nerd,” but she promises she isn’t judging your texts, emails or emoji usage. When she isn’t at the keyboard, Alexis loves shopping, napping and obsessing over Alabama football.

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