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    ERICADAWN1986   34,609
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First 10K Completed

Sunday, April 22, 2012

I was posting last week about how I was kind of psyching myself out of completing this 10K today. I even thought about dropping back and doing the 5K instead, but with some encouragement from some fellow Sparkers and a few encouraging runs this week, I decided to go for it. And I'm SOOO happy I did!

It was the furthest I've run by about a mile and I was sure I was going to come in last (which didn't happen, there were a handful of people behind me). The first half, it was a lot of uphill but the second half was mostly flat and downhill, which was nice. It was a beautiful course. A friend who works for a hospital was helping host the run and she yelled to me halfway through when she passed me.

I felt awesome when it was over. I didn't feel like I had to stop to walk at all. If you told me four months ago I'd be doing this... I would have told you that you were crazy. What's next... a half marathon? I'm going to try to look for a nice in-between first I think.
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ASHLEEFV 5/4/2012 9:58AM

    Awesome!

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BLUE42DOWN 4/22/2012 7:44PM

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I'm so glad you went for it and even more glad you found you were more than ready and able to do it! Now you even have a personal best for the NEXT time!

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JUJUFISH 4/22/2012 7:01PM

    Congrats!!

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CANES4EVER63 4/22/2012 1:02PM

    Congrats!!! Keep up the good work :)

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