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Run, Jenna, Run!

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Over the summer, I really got into running. I completed the "5K Your Way Rookie Running" program and ran my first (and second) 5K. Sadly, after the new school year started, I sorta fizzled out. Bleh...

Then last Sunday I ran my third 5K race. Although I had done no preparation at all, I still beat my prior time by 51 seconds. But that spurred me back into action. I started going back to the gym and running on the treadmill again. I have my fourth 5K on Thanksgiving morning, and I really want to get my time under 40 minutes.

And this morning I was happy, happy, happy! Because, after a 10-minute warm-up walk, I ran for 30 minutes non-stop. Yep, I'm back, baby!

Run, Jenna, Run!

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MOBYCARP 11/8/2011 8:49PM

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Completing the 5K's is great. Getting a personal best time is terrific!

When I got to the point in 5K training that I could actually run 30 minutes non-stop, I felt that I had arrived and become a runner. It was a huge psychological achievement for me, and I'm sure it's big for you, too. emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 11/8/2011 7:12PM

    emoticon I huffed and puffed through 5K the evening of the 5th, myself. With a Sgt. Son urging me on... saying such inspiring things as "Mom, you're one tough lady (for your age)... I'd stack you up against anyone (your age)" Sigh. But I do OK (for my age)! emoticon

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KAKEPO 11/8/2011 12:33PM

    Way to get your inspiration back! emoticon

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TXCROCHETQUEEN 11/8/2011 8:02AM

    emoticon You inspire me SOOO much! I haven't run in YEARS!!! But I WILL get enough weight off that I can RUN! emoticon I know it will take time, but I'm worth it... You look emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ENCY23 11/7/2011 4:13PM

    Woo Hoo! Way to go! I did my first 5K at the end of Oct. and now that I'm not signed up for another any time soon, it's harder to make myself get out there and run. I'm looking around for a Thanksgiving one around here just to keep myself going! Keep us all posted on how your Turkey Trot goes! :)

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 11/7/2011 2:08PM

    Way to go!! I need to get back on track, too!

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XXEDRA 11/7/2011 9:33AM

    Great Job on the new PR

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LUCYVT 11/7/2011 6:51AM

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AEGISHOT 11/6/2011 2:23PM

    This is good news baby.

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ANOTHERMOMOF2 11/6/2011 8:39AM

    Good for you!

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MICHELLESMILES_ 11/6/2011 5:26AM

    Woohoo! Way to go girl! You rock!

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MIQUEY73 11/5/2011 11:26PM

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FITFORMYFAMILY 11/5/2011 10:55PM

    I really identify with this. I just took a 10-day break from running, then got on the treadmill tonight to do the Trick or Treat Trot that I'd signed up for. It ended up being the first time I've ever completed a 5K without walking breaks. Now I've got the buzz back, too. Let's RUN!!

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FLPALM 11/5/2011 7:24PM

    Jenn,
You are a RUNNING GIRL! emoticon Enjoying what you are doing, that's the way! You are AMAZING!

Thinking of you and wishing you the best,
your SPF,
Fran

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ADVENTURESEEKER 11/5/2011 5:09PM

    Awesome! Way to go! You will rock that race emoticon

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NERAUS 11/5/2011 4:53PM

    Way to go. Love how you have recommitted to running. Maybe some of that will rub off on me. LOL!!!

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SUSUSUZZZIE 11/5/2011 4:02PM

    Awesome! Keep it up!
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CENTURYFLOWER 11/5/2011 3:07PM

    That's fantastic!

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THETURTLEBEAR 11/5/2011 2:53PM

    You will do it!!

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