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I wouldn't have never thought that I would be a runner

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

As I sit here thinking about how much I enjoy running, my mind goes back to less than a year ago when I registered for my first 5K. I was so scared and excited at the same time. I read every post I could about running and preparing for your first 5K. I knew what to eat the night before a race, the morning of a race and, after the race. I read that I'm to take it slow as I start. Don't get too excited and start running full force with the crowd. So I purposely started off with a slow jog. My mind kept telling me, "you can do this", "keep it up", "don't stop", "you'll doing good", "you've done 1 mile", "you've made it to 2 miles", "You've reached the 3 mile mark, and you'll almost finished". I remember so well how tired I was when I finished my first race and I can remember so well how good I felt when I finished. I was on fire. I purposed then to run a race every month. I'm proud to say that even though I didn't run a race every month that I've ran in 3-5ks and 2-10ks in less than a year's time. And have 2 other races scheduled this week. I can truly say tht I am a runner, and I love it.

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PURPLE180 6/13/2011 2:36PM

    Awesome job. :-)

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SHARE_MY_WORLD_ 6/13/2011 12:52PM

    good for you, hope I can talke myself into at least one!

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BTWCOACH 6/12/2011 8:57AM

    Great blog!!! You are definitely a RUNNER!!! AND you ran in the rain last night - that is really commitment!
Good for you!
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ENDORPHINES2 6/11/2011 9:02PM

  This is inspiring. Thanks for sharing. Keep up the good work.

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SAUMON 6/6/2011 8:26PM

    You're inspiring!

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TESSA321 6/2/2011 11:28AM

    What an accomplishment! Reading your blog made me reflect back on my first 5K just a few weeks ago. Doing all the same steps that you did prior to your race, brought a smile to my face. And yes, Its true the bug hits you and you're ready to run another one in no time. You're doing a great thing! You are a runner!

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CELEBRATELIFE1 6/1/2011 8:19PM

    You are definitely a runner! Thanks for being so motivating.

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WANTMORE3 6/1/2011 4:40PM

    Awesome! I love your running board. emoticon

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SPOKENWORD 6/1/2011 5:49AM

    Woohoo! Running looks good on you! Proud of you!

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CUSH1932 5/31/2011 11:54PM

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DRPOOH63 5/31/2011 10:08PM

    What a great blog! I just started a wall with my runs for this year and feel the same way you do. Thanks for sharing!

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LOGDIVA 5/31/2011 8:08PM

    Love your blog...love your race wall! Very cool...could feel the sweetness of beginning to love running. Keep up the great work...keeping setting goals and kicking your way toward them. Smooth running to you~
Tika


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GODS_SERENITY 5/31/2011 8:06PM

    I wish I could run.

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HTHOMAS_30 5/31/2011 7:45PM

    Congrats! I am training for a 10k. I have done (3) 5k races this past year and scheduled to do one on Saturday that will make 4 but I am so nervous about doing a 10k. Any advice?

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GREENTHUMB234 5/31/2011 7:10PM

  Congratulations! I am thinking about enrolling in a new runner program at a local gym

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