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2009 Resolution Run 10K

Sunday, January 04, 2009

I completed my first OFFICIAL 10k this morning!! I did one VIRTUAL 10k a few months back but this was the real deal. It was cold and rainy this morning and I almost blew off the running because I have been sick for the past week. This darn virus had me good, too. I haven't been sick in about a year but it got me and it got me good. I was meeting a fellow spark, Felicia, there and once I got there I had no other choice than to run. It was in Mission Bay and the scenery was nice, even though it was cold and wet. I was excited that I ran the whole thing and I got to use my Garmin Forerunner 305 that I got for Christmas. It gives tons of info and I LOVE IT!!! I highly recommend it for people who love gadgets, info and want to take their running to the next level.

The first few miles, Felicia (FHAMWEY) and I ran together. We were running at a slightly faster pace than we do when we are doing one of our half marathon training runs. We were near the end of the pack but running at a comfortable pace. Around the third mile, Felicia started having difficulty with her MP3 player and we were pretty focused on our run/pace/thoughts and not quite as conversational as we normally are (sorry!). Felicia stopped at one of the water stations and since I had on my brand new hydration belt (LOVE IT!!!) I kept on going. I started pacing myself with a couple of people that were faster than me. For the rest of the race, I pushed myself. I am not sure of the official time but I was proud that I finished strong. I got an orange and a couple of sample items and then saw Felicia coming. I ran back to where she was and we ran in together. She, too, rocked the race and had a good performance!!! WAY TO GO!!!

I want to thank Diane (Dialy_Storm) and Rachel (Rachnextdoor) for making out to the meetup. Congrats to Rach for completing the 5k!!! Way to get out there and weather the storm - literally!!! It was great catching up with you today! Diane, thanks for coming to the meet up and adding to the days highlights! You are a great support for the SD team. You not only talk the talk but walk the walk. Thank you!

I love the comraderie and support that I have gained from a few of my fellow sparks - Marcy (Celia6191), Jessica (Coffeerun), and Felicia!!! You guys are great and I appreciate you!!!

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STLKINGHORNS 1/8/2009 5:37PM


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CHEFMILAN 1/6/2009 3:37PM

    Congrats on your first 10K. Have a Great Day! Alicia

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DIALY_STORM 1/5/2009 3:06PM

    Color me clueless, but what is a virtual 10K?

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ANGESPAD 1/5/2009 2:37AM

    Woo Hoo!! Congrats on your first 10 K!!

It sounds like you had a great time!

Only 3 weeks until your first half!! That's exciting, eh?!

Have a great week!

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FHAMWEY 1/5/2009 12:24AM

    Great blog! Didn't realize it until you said it, but it was my first official 10K too. I had only done the virtual one too! Thanks for being there for me. The official times are out. You did great! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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KRISTIEESKEW 1/4/2009 12:59PM

    Congrats on your first 10k, That is sooo awesome!

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LILTROUBLE 1/4/2009 12:53PM

    That is awesome. Whooo hoo!

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COFFEE-MATE-Y 1/4/2009 11:31AM

    CONGRATS on your first 10k!!!!! That's fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
R>What ??? You got a hydration belt? Which one is it?

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