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Its a Done Deal! I Signed up for my First 5K

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

14 weeks ago I would have laughed even if I thought about running, and here I am today excited about running! What an awesome 14 weeks this has been, and today I am taking the next step in my lifestyle change. I have just signed up to race in my first ever 5K.

I am nervous, excited, terrified, thrilled and scared to death all at the same time. I can honestly count the number of times I have attempted to run before on one hand, and all of those times were years ago when I was back in school. I remember my P.E teachers Mr Field and Mr Waller would make those at the back of the line run to the front and stay there for a while and I swear it almost used to kill me, so for me to even want to run now is an achievement in itself.

The Memorial Marathon takes place on April 29th in Oklahoma City and my race starts at 6:30am. An early start but honestly I cannot wait. Really, I am so excited I never would have thought I could get myself into a position to do something like this, especially with my RSD, but I am determined to not let that stop me. As painful as RSD is I have proven to myself that the mind is a powerful thing, and I can almost block out the pain while I workout. Sure I pay for it almost immediately afterwards, but the reward of running in this race is too great to miss out on.

All the best,


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TBOURLON 1/18/2012 4:40PM

    I SHOULD do that emoticon - my back is feeling MUCH better, so hopefully I'll get on the treadmill tomorrow. Where do you sign up, and how much is the fee? emoticon

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ANGELARUTHIE 1/17/2012 9:31PM

    I'll be there too! I walked it last year with some spark buddies and it was an incredible (cold and rainy) experience! I'm planning to run most, if not all of it this year. :)

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LUCKYME2G 1/17/2012 9:28PM

    Yay! Good luck! Maybe I will see you there. I am trying to get brave enough to sign up for the 1/2....

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JESSIKA_56 1/17/2012 7:49PM

    Awesome! A great race, too. Keep training hard!

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