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1st 5K: Runnin' Down a Dream!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Binghamton Bridge Run

www.imathlete.com/events
/GreaterBinghamtonBridgeRun


I have to admit I had my doubts how this run was going to go with all the forecasts of thunderstorms and the steadiness of the rain that kicked in just an hour or so before the 5K was to begin. I had no doubt I was going to DO IT, just wondered how gratifying it might be.

THEN I discovered from some fellow members of SP who were also doing the 5K that mp3 players weren't allowed unless you signed some sort of waiver. Of course I could have read all the details posted about the run, but you know us guys...READ?!?! :-)

So I wore my red SparkPeople shirt and navy shorts, headed out and turned on my "inner radio"...using this tune which did so well for my big Ocean City century ride last year:

youtu.be/FiJg0A3RrTk

And VOILA! The rain dropped off to a light, spotty drizzle which was pretty pleasant and MISSED when it stopped! Fellow Sparker BAM-MA set a good pace for the first stretch down Clinton and we chatted a little bit along the way. Perhaps it was all those old treadmill sessions of yore with the incline set at "10," but for some reason I seemed to want to pick up the pace while heading uphill on Jarvis toward Main St. I THOUGHT I had kicked it up a bit on the last stretch heading down Main St. into the stadium, but somewhere later I thought I saw a time of 40 mins. But then the official time was posted of just over 35 mins., which was a nice surprise after pulling 40s during all my practice jogs.

There is something about an event like this which really makes a person want to do their very best! I was nearly last in my age group, but I'm very pleased with my jog.

We had such a WONDERFUL turnout for the event among our Binghamton Area Losers! Way to SPARK you guys!

Will I be back for more in the future...?

Hmmm...well maybe this catchy oldie I revisited during our Spinning class this past Saturday offers a clue:

youtu.be/LyowTzkPRzc

Make it a SPARKIN' week everyone!

Don
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OUTDOORGIRL69 5/25/2011 9:34PM

    Good job my friend. I know that you will do it again.

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BAM-MA 5/16/2011 7:35PM

    Okay, so I only have one question.....

Which race will be your "One more time"? Have you decided? Or are you thinking of waiting till next year?

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BOBBYD31 5/16/2011 2:21PM

    congrats don on your first 5k. hope that there are many more in your future. especially JASR in 2012. by the way 35 is a great time for your first 5k.

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KINSBAILE 5/16/2011 1:45PM

    CONGRATS! Great job!!!! :)

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ZIRCADIA 5/16/2011 10:40AM

    CONGRATULATIONS on your first 5K! :D

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TOOTHFUL99 5/16/2011 8:10AM

    Maybe that MP3 player slows you down. Camaraderie and conversation got you running faster!

Great job!!

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ZELLAZM 5/16/2011 7:11AM

    WTG! Another laurel that I know you won't rest on!

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WISLNDR 5/15/2011 10:28PM

    Awesome job, congratulations!

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FRECKS96 5/15/2011 10:05PM

    Congrats again Don!! It really was an amazing event!

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JANLEH 5/15/2011 9:54PM

    Well done! emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 5/15/2011 9:35PM

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MEGA_MILES 5/15/2011 9:24PM

    Congrats Don. Well Done!! emoticon emoticon

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DAISYBELL6 5/15/2011 9:18PM

    Fantastic! Trying something new is great!

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