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Running my first 5K in NYC....yeah I skipped right over the 5K race!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010



The TunneltoTowers 5k this Sunday will actually be my first 5K! There is a great article on what it is: http://www.silive.com/news/ind
ex.ssf/2008/09/thousands_t
ake_part_in_annual.html

I don't know why I never ran one.....I just started with a 10k (the Monument Ave 10K in Richmond, VA-love it!!!! Still try and do it every year in March).

Now normally I would not get in a car and drive to NYC to do a 5K- I'm a crazy runner but I like "to stretch my legs out" and the distance is not my best normally (as I feel like I'm dying for the first mile or two every run I do!), but here are my reasons for signing up today to do the race!

1- My sister-in-law -this is her first running race ever and she said I inspired her to start running (because I was always taking off on training runs when I visit my family in CT- I think she was inspired by one 10 mile training run I did there).

2- uh...it's NYC

3- I've never run a 5K

4- It's in honor of a firefighter that died at 9/11 and as a paramedic who has been in some stressful situations- I understand the pull of going in to work "when it's your day off to help your friends out by lessening there loads" like he did.

5- It's my Birthday!!!!!!!! I was going to just stay home and study and figured I would rather give to a charity and run the race and support my sister!

So for a lone marathoner who loves the thrill of running in a pack, for a paramedic that has lost fellow medics to any number of reasons the job involves and for a DC resident that drives by the pentagon everyday and has a view of it out my study window...... I'm heading towards the Big Apple this weekend!



First 10K with Richmond EMS group!! Will be wearing that shirt this weekend!

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ENDUROVET 9/27/2010 6:10PM

    That reminds me - I need to pick out an easy 5K to do w/my boy... He went to the gym w/me on Sat & knocked one out like it was nuthin'!
These kids...

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RIVEKKAH 9/23/2010 11:40AM

    Have fun! It sounds awesome & is definitely for a great cause. :)

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ROOT4HOME 9/22/2010 11:41AM

    Lots of GREAT reasons for running your 1st 5k!! All the best - just do a little warm up run before the race so you'll be set to go! And HAPPY (early) BIRTHDAY!! emoticon emoticon

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BECOMINGDEB 9/22/2010 8:41AM

    Sounds like an awesome birthday present!

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MESEATURTLE 9/22/2010 2:51AM

    sounds cool!!!!Have fun!!!

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ELYMWX 9/22/2010 1:53AM

    Enjoy!

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SPUNKYDUCKY 9/21/2010 10:54PM

    LOVE it! I wish I didn't have plans this weekend. I would come up run with you. Have a great time!

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HARMONYBLUE 9/21/2010 7:38PM

    Well having skipped over it, you can just have fun!

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FUNFROG79 9/21/2010 7:14PM

    So, fun! I never liked 5K, by the time I get comfortable it's over! I hope u have a great birthday!

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SOCCERWOW 9/21/2010 6:49PM

  Sounds like an awesome race. Have a GREAT run!

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SHELLYK972 9/21/2010 6:10PM

    Have a great time in NYC and a great run! AND a happy birthday!!

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TKTMTA 9/21/2010 6:09PM

    Sounds Great!!

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KARVY09 9/21/2010 6:01PM

    Wow, sounds like an amazing race!

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CHANGINGMORGAN 9/21/2010 6:00PM

    Sounds awesome!!! I can't wait to hear more!

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