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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

This is during the 5K I walked on Saturday..

This is my view about half a mile in - at the very back of the pack. I'm behind the oldest participants and behind a double stroller AND a triple stroller with twin babies and a 1.5 year old boy who ran faster than I walked.

I decided I wasn't happy being in the very very back. I mean, I was dead last and I didn't like that even though I may have been the heaviest person in the race. I was able to move up to get ahead of a lot of the folks near the back. I jogged some of it. I improved my time from 78 minutes earlier in the week to 62 minutes which included off trail stops hunting for a bathroom.

A pretty spot on the 5K trail.

self picture taken near the beginning.. determined.

My son right before his race. He ran the 1/2 mile course of the Kid's Run and earned a medal. He's very proud of this! (this one is a repeat post)

Proud of my personal accomplishments of completing the race and improving my time. I never lost faith that I could do it.

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    Yeah, it might be a little tough on the self-confidence level being at the back of the pack.... but looking at the positive, you were there doing it, you pushed yourself to go faster, you finished & your son was involved in the fun :) Great job & great pics!
    2172 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Awesome Pictures!
    2173 days ago
    Your face is thinning up so much :) Great pics. Thanks for sharing! XOXO
    2173 days ago
    I am so proud of you. Your son looks so happy and proud of himself. Are you doing any other races?
    2173 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    i am so proud of you especially how you teaching your son to be healthy at a early age.
    2173 days ago
    congrats for doing this! Was this in Keene?
    2174 days ago
    I love how being in a group doing a 5k, we can end up pushing ourselves more than we do on our own.

    Hooray that both you and your son had a great time!
    2174 days ago
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