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The First Annual Anti-Blah 5k

Saturday, January 28, 2012

I took some pics, so I figured it would be best to just blog it out here. Plus I haven't blogged in 2 weeks, so I am due for one!

I really loved this idea - everyone running their own race in their own city, and donating money to a charity of their choice. We didn't make Tshirts for this one, but I'm sure we'll get around to that on our next AB race!

I was very sore when I started, I was out dancing last night from 11 p.m. - 3 a.m. Then we walked around the Georgia Tech campus today while we watched a LEGO robotics competition. So my feet and knees weren't feeling very fresh when I began! But the weather is gorgeous today, so the thought of running in short sleeves got me out the door!

My 3.1 miles is my neighborhood route and very hilly. It is my regular route 2 runs/week, so I'm used to it! This was the start & finish line, the bottom of my driveway...

I started my phone's GPS running app and my stopwatch just in case. I snapped some pics on my phone of the hills in my neighborhood.

Then I realized that by using the camera on my "smart" phone, it stopped the app that measured my mileage and pace. Grrr! But at least I had my stopwatch going! So despite feeling like I was dragging, I ended up staying really close to my normal pace. This is the last hill of my run, loooong and gradual...

And I finished my pretty, sunshiney, last Saturday in January run in just over 30 minutes.

Look! I'm sweaty, pink, and in short sleeves in Atlanta in January!!

And since I didn't have a tshirt, I decided to create a makeshift finisher's medal!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
4EVERADONEGIRL 1/30/2012 6:50PM

    Lookin gorgeous, girl!!!! :-) Way to go on earning that medal!!!

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PAMAZON 1/29/2012 12:55PM

    I donated to Literacy Works in Chicago. They tutor adults in reading and math. One of my former high school students worked with them after college before she became a reading teacher for ESOL students.

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MAMADELIGHT 1/29/2012 9:11AM

    Great time!! Great medal.

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SHEILA1505 1/29/2012 2:29AM

    Well done!
Love the medal :)

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RUSSELLORAMA 1/29/2012 1:02AM

    I'm so proud of you! Great medal, too. :)

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FROGGERHKC 1/28/2012 10:37PM

    Love all the pics!!! The medal is an awesome idea!

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RUNNERRACHEL 1/28/2012 9:13PM

    emoticon emoticon
What a great idea! You go! emoticon

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    That's so cool! What charity did you raise money for?


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