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First 5K

Saturday, October 17, 2009

If you've already read Sarah's blog, you can stop now. This is basically a repeat.

So, I ran my very first 5K today. I ran Pumpkins in the Park with Sarah. We finished in about 29:30. (I'll have the official chip time later.)

The run was really great. It was chilly, but one we got moving I was fine. It didn't rain - thankfully. There were lots of people in pretty ridiculous costumes.

I didn't take any pics of my own (I had like 1 pictures worth of battery power in my camera), but here's the link to Sarah's pictures.
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As a reward (okay, really, it's just because I needed em), I stopped by Fleet Feet after the race and bought myself some new running shoes (I got all professionally fitted and stuff). I spent more money than I ever have on a pair of shoes, but I'm sure it will be totally worth it!
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  • MANDAO97
    That is a really amazing time for your first run! Congrats on your 5k! Your feet (and knees) will thank you for the new shoes. I got fitted for some expensive shoes at the local running store and I haven't had any knee pain since! Keep up the great work! emoticon
    2978 days ago
  • TKLPICKLE
    Wooooo!!! Congratulations on your first 5k race! How was it?? I am gonna be so stupidly nervous for my first race, i just know it! Also, 29:30 is a really good time! I seriously doubt i'll be that fast in December for the Santa Shuffle!! Eeek!
    2978 days ago
  • -STINA-
    Very cool!! Glad you had fun. I agree with the others...shoes well deserved!
    2979 days ago
  • COURTNASTY82
    way to go! i knew you were gonna finish fast! totally proud of you!
    2979 days ago
  • MRR4444
    Congratulations to you on a great 5K! emoticon
    2979 days ago
  • AMBER281
    Way to go on finishing your first 5K!! Enjoy the new shoes, you deserve them!!
    2980 days ago
  • TEAM-SARAH
    Glad to hear you got some sweet shoes. They are so great and helpful there. Ya spend a lot but you get a lot. Plus they do SO much for the running community (like our race today, for instance) I wouldn't feel right about taking my money to a big box sporting goods store.
    2980 days ago
  • ADVENTURE-GIRL
    WooHoo! Way to go Stina! I am so proud of you :)
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    2980 days ago
  • KARVY09
    Go you guys! You did awesome! And yay for your new shoes! What a wonderful reward!
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    2980 days ago
  • LADY_JOSIELOT
    That's so fantastic, Stina! (Both of) you are awesome and should be so proud. Woo Hoo. You definitely deserve the shoes, lol.:)

    - Josie
    2980 days ago
  • IWILLREACHIT
    Yes, they emoticon are worth it,
    but more importantly..
    YOU ARE WORTH IT!!
    Great job! ~Linda
    2980 days ago
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