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FINISHED FIRST 5K!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Okay, because I'm a tad computer illiterate, had to wait for my daughter to send my picture of the race to me before I could actually post (took her almost a month, but that's a 14 year old for you...). Doggone shame....but I digress.

I DID IT! I finished my very first 5K race! Okay, so it's really only a few miles, BUT STILL! For someone who doesn't even like to run, it was quite exciting, exhilirating, and I plan on doing it again! It was the first time EVER that I ran 2 entire miles without stopping! The last mile I walked, VERY FAST, mind you, but I did it! Granted, I went at my own pace, which meant just about everyone was passing me at breakneck speed, but that didn't deter me, and I kept it moving!

I must say, I was very happy and proud of myself on that day; I accomplished a goal. Felt so good when I passed that finish line. I can't even say I don't like running anymore. UNTIL MY NEXT RACE!

  
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THE_NEW_MELISSA 7/24/2012 5:06PM

    Awesome! Races really change things, don't they? So exciting!

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TEENY_BIKINI 7/24/2012 4:49PM

    That's so cool! Yay you!!

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CADAMSGIS 7/24/2012 7:43AM

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Its amazing what we can do when we want to - a mantra I always liked when running:

I know the road is long but I am strong

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JOYCECAIN 7/20/2012 7:18PM

    That is wonderful. I am so happy for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEQUINTA 7/16/2012 10:14PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticongood for you!

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GEOGIAGIRL2 7/10/2012 9:10PM

    Congrats to your success! emoticon

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KALI1007 7/10/2012 8:40PM

    Congratulations! running..its a love hate relationship there is nothing that makes you feel more alive though! Thank you for the welcome on my Sparkpage :) emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/10/2012 3:46PM

    Wow, good for you! Congrats!

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ERICADAWN1986 7/10/2012 3:23PM

    Congrats! Keep a good thing going! Shoot for 2.5miles next time!

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BIGPAWSUP 7/10/2012 3:23PM

    That is absolutely FANTASTIC!!! Look at you! How wonderful.

Congrats!!!
R>Kitty

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First for Everything!

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

This is my first blog...EVER! Never thought i'd do it; didn't think I had the words, but I think I can find some. Time to think outside of that box I've put myself in.

Another first: I am going to attempt: my FIRST 5K....EVER! I said I would never do it; tried to find as many excuses as I possibly could ( I can't, I hate to run, breasts are too big, etc. etc., etc., ) but watching my daughter on her track team and all those others running all over the place, it made me think that yes, maybe I CAN do this! Maybe it's not so bad. Maybe I should stop saying I can't, stop finding excuses, and just do it. So my first step in training was for my mind, not my body.

I'm ALWAYS encouraging my daughter, telling her that she can do anything, and 'can't' should not be in our vocabulary, but wasn't taking my own advise!

Well, I've decide to put an end to that. I'm going to do this race. I know I can, I know I can!

TO BE CONTINUED.... emoticon

  
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JOYCECAIN 6/24/2012 11:12AM

    YOU DID A GREAT JOB ON YOUR BLOG. I REMEMBER MY FIRST TIME, WHICH WAS NOT TO LONG AGO.

I CAN'T RUN. I AM 63 AND I HAVE ARTHRITIS, I CAN ONLY WALK. I ENVY YOU THAT. BEST WISHES ON IT. THINK OF ME WHEN YOU ARE DOING IT. LOVE JOYCE

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INBRAZILFORNOW 6/14/2012 10:45AM

    Wow! Congratulations. I totally agree - life is all about firsts!
Oh, and thanks for the commments on my pics.
Michele

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JBOWDOIN02 6/1/2012 9:07AM

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The Couch to 5K group is awesome. It helped me get ready for my first 5K. I walked a lot of it, but finished in 50 minutes exactly. The feeling you get when you cross that finish line is like no other.

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YULLABELLE 5/22/2012 3:32PM

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LUCKNOW 5/16/2012 8:38AM

    Woohoo! I told myself I was not a runner my entire life. In 2009 I decided I needed something INTENSE if I was ever going to get back to a healthy weight range so I started running for weight loss. 3 years later I'm an ADDICT...I LOVE running...for so much more than the weight loss aspect it can give...it just makes you feel GOOD. I used the couch to 5k plan successfully and then ambitiously moved into Hal Higdon's Half marathon training. You can SO do this and you will be so proud of yourself when you finish that race! :) Enjoy your journey!

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SLIMMERJESSE 5/2/2012 10:25AM

    Congrats on your first blog! And planning a 5K! Woohoo. Thanks for the goodie. Love that photo of you and your daughter on your page. So smart of you to encourage her that she can do anything she can do anything she sets as a goal.

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ALIHIKES 5/1/2012 12:03PM

    Glad you are blogging, and great that you are doing a 5K! emoticon

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LOVELY35 5/1/2012 11:08AM

    My daughter ran a 5k in December, she trained for it with the "Girls on the Run" organization. She completed her run in under 20 minutes and she was jogging. You will do great Sherry I will be cheering you on, and remember you can run or walk its not a race. I have always learned its a lot easier to meet small goals you set for yourself then big ones.

Now my next goal is to try and be my daughters running buddy in her next 5K.

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BIGPAWSUP 5/1/2012 10:41AM

    Wow - that's awesome! I have a few friends that want to do a 5k here in October. They suggested the couch to 5k for me (no I haven't started it yet). Everyone seems to swear by it. Maybe it will help.

Kitty

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