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GOTR 5k, self-doubt & finishing what I started...

Friday, May 27, 2011

Last night was my 2nd official 5k run. Thinking back when I started my journey in March 2010, never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d do another run. I set out last year on my journey to finish the 5k. That was my goal, to at least finish it. I finished that run in 42.31 minutes and only walked 3 minutes of it. I was so proud of myself & that sense of accomplishment. The one who never has been a fan of running to run & to run that long, but I did it! I felt great!!

I am pleased to announce I took on the 5k run challenge again & I am very pleased with myself. The past few days I have been battling the self-doubt & lack of excitement. But then yesterday, my nerves kicked in full gear. Once I got to the field & felt the excitement from all of the girls and runners, my nerves relaxed & I took it all in. Here is what the field looked like when I arrived….Girls ready to run ~ everywhere!



There were 55 schools & something like 2,200 GOTR participants. Not to mention all of the wonderful spectators in the stands or along the route to cheer us all on.

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At the start of the run, it was windy & chilly ~ a balmy 49 degrees. After the run began & we were close to halfway point it started to rain. Nothing too bad, but then it kept getting heavier. By the time we arrived to the finish line we were soaked & cold! All of that didn’t matter, what mattered was WE all finished. Just to let you know, I was with my daughter either right beside her or just a step behind her the whole way. Mom’s not so slow anymore. emoticon

Here are some pics from our evening.

The girl who inspired me to do these runs & who got me started on my journey to a healthier me…




My inspirations to keep on going when I want to quit….my darling daughters (my dh too but he was taking the picture) Can you tell my youngest is not too happy? She was cold & wet too.




My final time…



I made it & I feel emoticon…. also really wet & cold by the time we reached the car!



Thank You ~ to ALL of my SparkFriends who have been beside me offering support & encouragement to keep going on my journey. There are too many to mention, but you all know who you are. Whether you sent me encouraging words, SparkGoodies or posted a quote on your page ~ all of it helped. You are the best SparkFriends ever!!

I have to send a special “Thank You” ~ to my virtual running buddy TWINPOWER7, I couldn’t & wouldn’t have done all this training without your encouragement & support! Thanks, Kristi! What’s next for us? emoticon

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RUNNER4LIFE08 5/31/2011 11:29AM

    emoticon You made your goal!!! You did AWESOME and finished strong. I am so proud of you!!!

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TWINPOWER7 5/29/2011 9:23PM

    Hey Virtual Running Buddy!!!! I absolutely love the pictures!! You are totally amazing!!! I KNOW I'd never be were I'm at in my workouts without you!!! Wanna know what's next.....how bout a half marathon??? Keep those sneakers on girl! LOL
I'm so proud of you!!!

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TWINPOWER7 5/29/2011 9:14PM

    Hey Virtual Running Buddy!!!! I absolutely love the pictures!! You are totally amazing!!! I KNOW I'd never be were I'm at in my workouts without you!!! Wanna know what's next.....how bout a half marathon??? Keep those sneakers on girl! LOL
I'm so proud of you!!!

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OKIE2006 5/29/2011 1:25PM

    Congrats! You look so proud. AND look at your time!! WOW that is amazing! Hope to soon be able to pick up my pace a lot!

Congrats on finishing :)
So proud of you!

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THEHONESTME 5/28/2011 8:37AM

    emoticon I just knew you could do it!! So glad you did :D And your time is amazing!! WOOT WOOT

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SNOWPRINCESS4 5/28/2011 5:42AM

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I knew you would rock this !!!!

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FLOWER1967 5/27/2011 11:31PM

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NETTIENETNET 5/27/2011 2:53PM

    Seeing your pictures..I saw you cross the line!!! ROCK ON!!! WAY TO GO!!! What a great time!!! Hope to see ya there next year!! Hopefully I'll be out there with ya.
What a great thing to see all those beautiful girls out there doing a great job!! emoticon

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KELLEEH 5/27/2011 11:08AM

    YOU DID IT!!!!

I knew you could do it, and you did fantastic!!!! Even with the rainy cold!

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You rock!

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PINKBEANBOO 5/27/2011 10:58AM

    Way to go! Congratulations!!
I love your pictures. Your girls are too cute!

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K8NJKSMOM 5/27/2011 10:24AM

    Congratulations!! What a great accomplishment - made even more special to have been able to share it with your daughter!

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NJTEACHER21 5/27/2011 9:50AM

    GREAT JOB!!!!! Doesn't it feel great??? I just did my first on Sunday and already have planned my next one for Father's Day weekend.

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TATYPREZ 5/27/2011 9:49AM

    AWESOME! just awesome! You rock and I love that your daughter ran with you too. I hope to do that one day with my future family. :) way to go!

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