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My first 5K

Monday, November 23, 2009

I finished C25K at least a month ago. Now along with a few friends, we plan to do the Jingle Bell run in a couple weeks. I got an email at work that there would be a Turkey Trot yesterday. A 5k among other races. Free to enter except a small donation of food for the local food bank. I thought, why not? As the time got closer, I was also thinking of all the things that needed to be done around my home.
Backtrack......... I can't exactly say that my dh is totally supportive in why "entire" weightloss journey. The biggest lately is my new adventure in running. I announced to him last month that I was going to enter a 5K in December. He totally lost it. He said that being 50, I had no business starting this. I tried to explain to him that my reasons. Told him I don't want to be an old person, crippled up because I didn't bother to take care of myself.
I love my dh dearly, but his attitude and lack of supportiveness totally ticked me off. I was determined that a 5k would be in my future.
So with the support of friends, and the reminder of my goal from a fellow co-worker ...... I ran my first 5k yesterday. My goal when I left the start line, was to finish. I did. And I wasn't last either. I think I was the only 50 year old women that entered. The makes me proud too. And....... I won a turkey. emoticon
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