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My 5K

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Ok, so I did it. I finished in under 40 minutes, woulda liked 36 but I made a horrible mistake. I ate a donut they had at the pre-race party, BIG MISTAKE. Sugar overload - why did I do that. Anyhow, it was really super hot and humid, almost the whole race with no shade. The second mile was through the woods, so thank goodness for the shade and a breeze, made up some time during that mile in the shade. I just couldn't find a good pace cuz it was so hot. I guess if I really want to run, spring and fall are the optimal times to do it. But the important thing was I ran it, passed over 1/3 of the people running it and finished the last half-mile with a good pace for a great finish. Glad it's done and I am so proud of myself. I did it !!!! emoticon

  
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SEEAMANDARUN 5/17/2010 2:43PM

    YAY!!! Congratulations. You are now officially a runner!
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CSIENK 5/16/2010 5:55PM

    emoticon You did it! Was this your first 5K? You SHOULD be proud of yourself... and now you've got a benchmark (40 minutes) and you know you prefer running in the spring and fall.
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SHANTRA 5/16/2010 10:45AM

    Maybe you ate the donut due to pre race nerves? Whatever you know now to think of your finish times because this time.. YOU DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job!! I bet you are so proud of yourself and you should be!

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POOHSKAK 5/16/2010 8:46AM

    You should be so proud of yourself. I think finishing under 40 is great for a first 5K. You learned alot and now you can apply that to your next race. I live in TX so I know what your saying about the heat:)

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CHRISTINA217 5/15/2010 11:17PM

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MLKOLAR 5/15/2010 10:23PM

    YAY for you! I knew you could do it. 40 minutes is great!! My first 5K is next weekend I hope I do that good. Great job!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JAZZID 5/15/2010 8:38PM

    emoticon... that's ok, lesson learned... You did great! emoticon...

If my ankles hold up, I would love to start jogging with a co-worker of mine, but I have to also invest in a good pair of running shoes... any suggestions?

Keep up the good work... emoticon ~ Dee ~

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SCHMEVELYN 5/15/2010 7:42PM

    Great Job! I am doing my first 5K at the beginning of June.

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My Day Off

Friday, May 14, 2010

Had to meet with daughters guidance counselor (seems she can graduate early, but not sure I want that to happen)
Rode my motorcycle 30 miles to visit friend in hospital for 4 hrs
Stopped at farm fresh salad bar and ate my salad under a big shade tree in the hospital parking lot
Home now, just got done with Jillian Fat Burner DVD and showered
Now off to grab a quick bite to eat (i'm online now figuring if I can have a Happy Meal from McDonald's) on the way to our grandson's baseball game - he the starting pitcher. Then to bed early for the big 5K race tomorrow - Wish me luck !!! Hope everyone is having a happy friday!

  
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CSIENK 5/15/2010 10:01AM

    OOh... that fresh farm salad bar sounds yummy! Sounds like you had a great day.
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MLKOLAR 5/14/2010 8:22PM

    You go girl. You can do it. I'm running in my first one next weekend. I've walked them before but I've never run. Keep us posted!! emoticon

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POLYANASUNSHINE 5/14/2010 6:54PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonI will be rootingyou on.

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NELS8550 5/14/2010 6:29PM

    Let me know how the 5k goes!! That's my goal by the end of the summer, should be completely doable. Good luck! I hope it goes well!
~Jess

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BUCKINGS5 5/14/2010 5:28PM

  Ooooo Good luck and good for you for doing a 5k!!! WOW!! Have fun!!

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KMKILROY 5/14/2010 4:50PM

    You GO girl! Enjoy your 5K tomorrow!

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POORGIRL_DIET 5/14/2010 4:21PM

    good luck for tomorrow hunny

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SHANTRA 5/14/2010 3:47PM

    Oh good luck!!!!!!!!! I hope that the lunch under the shade tree refreshed your spirit for the big day! Don't cheer yourself hoarse tonight now. emoticon emoticon

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VM4HIM 5/14/2010 3:41PM

    Good luck on your run tomorrow! emoticon
Lunch under the shade tree sounded awesome!

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I've Been Motivated

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thanks to all my SP buddies for encouraging me to go out at lunch today for a walk/jog. I did it, not with my usual pep because i still have a headache, but I feel much better having done it and I feel good that I can tell you .... YES, I DID IT.

Thanks again ya'll - you're the best.

  
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SHANTRA 5/14/2010 1:37PM

    YAYYYYY!!!!!

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RAEVENSWING 5/13/2010 8:00PM

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CSIENK 5/13/2010 7:15PM

    emoticon job making yourself do it when you didn't feel like it. That kind of stick-with attitude will push you towards your goal.
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TWOCANS 5/13/2010 6:40PM

    Yay!!!

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POLYANASUNSHINE 5/13/2010 6:36PM

    Hoping the fresh air will have helped your headache. At least it is all done for the evening.

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POORGIRL_DIET 5/13/2010 6:36PM

    well done for getting back on track

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VM4HIM 5/13/2010 3:11PM

    Good job on getting the walk in despite the headache!

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HOKIEJEN13 5/13/2010 1:59PM

    Good work! At least it's done. Maybe you can rest up and knock out that headache after work!

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Motivate Me Plz

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Gotta go for a lunchtime jog today but really not in the mood. I had to get up extra early this morning (3:30 a.m.) to take a friend to the hospital for outpatient surgery, then work at 7:00 and to top it off, I pretty sure I'm getting a migraine. Someone shove me out the door or kick me in the butt. If I don't go I will be kicking myself in the butt later.

  
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NELS8550 5/13/2010 11:44AM

    It's been said a few times already, but it's completely true! I suffer migraines sometimes, and although it's the LAST possible thing you want to do is go for a run, it's the only thing I find that helps mine go away. Make sure you BREATHE properly while you're running. Really focus on it, otherwise sometimes you'll find you hold your breath a little too long and it will add to the blood pounding in your head.
Get out there and enjoy the fresh air!!
(Although I'll be super proud of you WHEN you do this because getting up at 3:30am is SO tough and I'm impressed you're still awake!!)

Let us know if you went:)
~Jess

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BAILEYS7OF9 5/13/2010 11:36AM

    It will help w/ the migraine!!

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HOKIEJEN13 5/13/2010 11:13AM

    Hmm, let's see. You want to work out because it creates those endorphins that make you happy! So, why not try some migraine killing pills, and kick that migraine down. Did you do it yet?

Ok, now that you've done it, get yourself pulled together. Lunch is soon. And, it isn't hot today! Yes, that's right. So, you have to get out there and do it. Afterall, isn't this for you? I mean, it won't hurt me if you don't push yourself...but, really, somewhere inside you is the little seed that you planted awhile ago for your lifestyle change. I hear it calling to you to be nourished with your jog today. So! Get yourself out there and do it! You CAN do this and you WILL do this.

Afterall, I'm going to check in with you after lunch time to make sure you did.....

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JESLES 5/13/2010 11:11AM

    Just do it. Tell yourself that it is ONLY (fill in the blanks on the number of minutes) and how GOOD you will feel afterward. Tho, if you are training for a 5K, it IS ok to give yourself a day off, rest your knees etc. Many people get injured by exercising when they are overly tired, because of poor posture for one thing. If your 5K is in three days, do you plan to take a day off before the race? That isn't a bad idea you know, speaking from a former runner (I am a "jogger" now, and according to my daughter who is 23 and in her prime, there IS a difference haha)

Not sure if this is the "encouragement" you were looking for haha. But why kick yourself? I know you prob have a reason for it, but I am just wondering if you plan to rest a day prior? You will perform better.

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Lunchtime jog

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Just got back from a jog on my lunch hour and boy am I sweaty, but totally worth it. Only three more training days til my 5K. I'm totally pumped.

  
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JESLES 5/12/2010 3:18PM

    emoticon great job! it is So worth it! i used to jog on my lunches when I lived in CT way back at the age of 22. I worked for the Perrier company, and they had showers and everything, and I was the ONLY one who used it EVER. That was the 80's tho, and at that time people sat at their desks and SMOKED! and had drinks for lunch. Just a funny memory came up with you saying you jogged at lunch. You are going to have so much fun doing the race! they are super fun! jessica

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KMKILROY 5/12/2010 12:57PM

    You GO girl! Just getting back to running myself, after more than 12 yrs away. Runner's like you inspire me, totally!
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