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Monday, August 08, 2011

Okay, I obviously need to do a little better job of blogging about this and that.
The last time I blogged about finishing my first 5K -- on Saturday, July 9th.
Well, I finished another 5K this past Saturday, August 6th.
I'm thrilled to report that I shaved almost 3 minutes off my time!
What this means is that I moved from glacial speed to just really-slow speed.
But, the course on this 5K was much more difficult than the July 5K -- lots of hills, going uphill, then downhill.
But, I pushed myself harder, made myself pick up the pace now and then.
It was a beautiful park.
The trail goes around a small lake, through woods, up hills, down hills . . . and rather "curvy" too.
One thing I didn't like was there were no "progress" markers (you know, like saying "1 mile" or "2 miles" etc.
I kept wondering, "How much further do I have? How far have I gone?"
They had two water stations, and I grabbed a water at both and tried to get a few sips down as I continued to run.
But at the end -- there was no water! Only energy drinks, which I don't drink 'cause they're generally full of sugar. But we had brought water along, so I went to the vehicle and got that.
My husband walked it again. He's had back surgery and has rods & screws in his back, so it's better that he walks.
Anyway -- we're signing up for another 5K in September, and I'll see if I can do a little better again.
Then, that might be it for the year -- I'm not sure if there will be any more 5Ks in our region come October.
I'm feeling so good about what I'm accomplishing. This is a great motivating activity for me, and it just makes me feel good about myself.
I'm a happy camper.
Haven't felt this good in many years!
I love it.
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    great job! I'm working on someday running one as opposed to walking the whole steps baby steps....LOL

    greeeeeaaat job!!!

    2413 days ago
    That's awesome!
    2414 days ago
    Congrats on beating your own records! You're a real inspiration. Keep it up! :)

    2415 days ago
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