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A very proud moment for me

Saturday, October 02, 2010

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Average HR 141, MAX HR 168 per Polar HRM
Miles 3.1 AV PACE 12'49" TIME 39'44"

That is not fast for most but it is incredible for me. I NEVER thought I would see the day I would SUB 40 min 5K and on a course with hills no less. This is where my work is made real to me. Usually I just slog along and go for distance, It just seems like somewhere I found my form and my legs just moved and I kept a solid pace up with a kick at the end.

Usually my legs just wont go, it is almost like they are maxed out at a slogging pace but this time I got it into gear and stayed.

for me, this is huge. Before SP, the only time i would move that fast is when they put fresh crab legs on the buffet. emoticon
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ROCKY227 10/8/2010 9:30AM

    Robert: I know how excited you are. I am looking forward to my first sub 40 min 5K. I ran a 5K last weekend, however, I made the mistake of signing up for the recreational run instead of the competitive run. It took me 12 minutes to reach the start line after the race started. Then I spent the next 3.1 miles dodging walkers! Live and learn!

Oh, by the way, even with all the traffic, my Timex claims I ran a 44:30 5K. I REALLY wished I had signed up for the competitive race!

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LADYNETTIE 10/7/2010 11:55AM

    Good for you! It's amazing what we can do when we challenge ourselves!!

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GSGKMG 10/5/2010 12:04AM

    Good for you...a PR and an upcoming marathon!!!! I think I stumbled on to your page first - that led me to SP. I hope to follow your success. I jogged my first 5K Sunday (slow), but finished. However my knees are in bad shape (tendinitis I guess). I know I have to rest, but I want to keep going - already registered for a Nov. 5K.

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CHANGING4ME2 10/4/2010 7:13PM

    That is Awesome Robert! You are getting far, and I'm proud of you!!

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SHUTUPANDSMILE1 10/4/2010 12:54PM

    emoticon Congratulations!

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LCORTEZ7 10/4/2010 1:05AM

    Awesome!! How exciting. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WONDERJUL 10/3/2010 8:58PM

    I understand your feeling of accomplishment and am so happy for you! Way to go! What incredible progress you have made. Just reviewed your previous blog with the pictures as well--what a difference you can see. I know it did not come without incredibly hard work and dedication. That shift work--and the job itself--sounds difficult. Congrats on beating the odds and I look forward to more inspirational blogs from you!
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EVER-HOPEFUL 10/3/2010 6:20PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon you probably need some new emoticon after wearing the last ones out like that.roll on the next one and beating your own time. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GAELENEC 10/3/2010 5:53PM

    Way to go! great job!!!


It's all relative; WE know how hard we've worked to earn every tidbit of progress, and the numbers many times don't reflect the sweat and perseverance completely to others.



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FIT-AT-50 10/3/2010 4:59PM

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 10/3/2010 4:50PM

    Awesome job. That is fantastic - keep up the hardwork

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ACTIVE_AT_60 10/3/2010 4:20PM

    Congrats on the sub 40. Remember John Bingham - 'it is not a miracle I finished - the miracle is I had the courage to start'.

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PRINCESSNURSE 10/3/2010 4:06PM

    Way to go!!!!!

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ROOT4HOME 10/3/2010 4:05PM

    emoticon You're doing GREAT!! emoticon

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MSWEEZER 10/3/2010 3:50PM

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CARROT143 10/3/2010 3:49PM

    Superman - I believe you can fly! emoticon And not just to the buffet - you've come much farther than that!

Hugs!!!!!!

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LORENVER 10/3/2010 3:36PM

    WOOT!

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LAURIE5658 10/3/2010 8:40AM

    Robert, you are so great and doing things you didn't think possible. RAWK!

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 10/3/2010 8:21AM

    Great job! Your body is getting stronger and it shows! Someone else said it-the "I can'ts" are in the mind. So, wash them out with the "sure I cans" and believe!

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MINNA72 10/3/2010 2:59AM

    I'm so excited for you! I know the feeling of running a distance faster than you ever have before, how you thought there was just no way you could make your legs keep up such a pace.

You proved yourself wrong and made yourself realize that the boundaries are only in your head. What a moment.

You are doing such a wonderful job, Robert.

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ELAOPET 10/3/2010 2:54AM

    Celebrating your BIG moment with you! emoticon
That's what happens with time. Hope it happens for me too. (I too tend to go for the distance, still huff and puff on hills and stairs and if I run, I don't breath that easy as while power walking...
keep rocking!!!!

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DARKTHOR 10/3/2010 1:58AM

    It looks like it's all starting to come together for you. Keep going strong and more good things will happen, because you'll make them happen.

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USFBULL 10/3/2010 1:30AM

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ELYMWX 10/3/2010 12:43AM

    Congratulations!

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ELEMENTS22 10/3/2010 12:41AM

    That is very awesome - keep up the good work!!

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ABSOLUTZER0 10/3/2010 12:18AM

    Congrats on your time! You are doing great and the more you work the better you will get. I'm cheering for you bro! Woohoo!

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NOMADDAD 10/2/2010 11:52PM

    Way to go! Great job - I'm hoping that in a few months, running a 5k every month, and dropping another 20+ pounds, I'll be running under 45. Under 40? That's seems like a nice stretch goal!
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JDMMAMMA 10/2/2010 10:53PM

    Great---I am so proud of you!! Such a huge thrill and accomplishment! emoticon emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 10/2/2010 10:45PM

    Awesome job!!!!! emoticon

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WISLNDR 10/2/2010 9:14PM

    Excellent job, congratulations!!

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