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MBTHEGIRL SparkPoints: (544)
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2/28/13 8:23 P

Congrats on your first 5k! I've run a bunch of races, and I've had a blast! I started with a 5k, and worked my way up to a half marathon in 2011. I'm in the process of training for another half marathon on April 28th of this year. I am by no means a fast runner, but I do it because I enjoy it.

The best advice I can give is to remind yourself that you aren't racing the other runners, but more that you're running for your own personal best.

SIMONEKP Posts: 2,607
2/28/13 3:39 P

me too!


"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." - John Quincy Adams

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CUECKER SparkPoints: (135,706)
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2/27/13 9:51 A

Congrats and have fun!


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SNOW1589 SparkPoints: (7,173)
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2/27/13 7:39 A

Thank you all for the support! :) emoticon

MOMMYOF2RN Posts: 579
2/26/13 6:15 P

emoticon emoticon Have a great time!

2/26/13 3:15 P


I just signed up for a few this year. I am not a runner by any means, but these look like fun. Have a great time.

RX_2_RV Posts: 546
2/26/13 11:55 A

Congrats! I am inspired!

You only have one body.
Choose wisely.
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2/26/13 9:08 A

I wish I could even run decently let alone run a 5k! Congratulations! :)

KANDOLAKER Posts: 1,902
2/26/13 8:49 A

Best wishes to you! I think you'll find after you do one, you are HOOKED! Started 5k's in 2003 and still enjoy running! Stay healthy.

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MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 14,847
2/26/13 6:53 A

Good luck!

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
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2/25/13 11:27 P

You are gonna do great. Since you're training for it, the 5K will be a lead pipe cinch.

Spark On!

Eliminate "I will try". Replace with "I will".
You are now ready to succeed.
Let's go.
SNOW1589 SparkPoints: (7,173)
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2/25/13 3:27 P

Im really excited for my first 5k- granted I run on trails and on the treadmill but not in this format! two years ago i signed up for this same race and got very injured a month before the race- i was so devasted because i was training and couldnt run for a couple months- but now Im okay and just sighned up this morning no excuses! got a plan that im gana follow and hopefully from just training and having motivation like this ill lose weight too! :) Has anyone else done runs in a public setting- did you like it? did you go on to do more and further distances? any tips? :) THanks !

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