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Week Twenty Two: Charms - Goals & My First 10k.


Sunday, June 03, 2012


Today was my first first 10k. What an interesting adventure. I went to the area of the race but it was hard to find a parking spot. I didn't even think about that. When I did find a parking spot, as I was getting out of the car I heard them counting down then the horn to start. I was three blocks away so I had to start jogging. By the time I got there it was only me and the walkers were ahead. As I was jogging by people were cheering me on which was very nice. I didn't last too long with the jogging because I started the three blocks earlier. So, I went to a walk. I did end up passing three people but found out they were in the 5k. I had my Ipod on and walked to the beat and jogged a few times. I caught up to the person ahead of me and walked with her for a while. A good song came on and I jogged a little more. I was amazed to see how fast those other 5k and 10k people were. They were on their way back while I was just getting started. One day I'll be that fast.

I finished and I wasn't last. They announced my name and even gave out certificates but I wasn't there to pick up my certificate since for some odd reason my hands started to swell up. I'm not sure why it happened but it was like my fingers were sausages and they were stiff. It was even painful to drive. I didn't know what was going on so I came home stretched and took a shower then took an Aleve and took a nap. When I woke my hands were just fine. I don't know if I was having an allergic reaction to the water I drank. I'm allergic to all trees and grasses and they had water in cups along the way at the water stations. Since we were on the trails it might have gotten some of the pollens in it. I'll make sure that next time I'll bring my own water.

I did it. I wogged my first 10k!

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Goals for Week Twenty-Two

1. Focus on tracking my foods. Really stick to my food tracker.

2. Do at least 6 exercise classes this week.

3. Focus on my plans for the next day.

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Plans for tomorrow:
Aqua Zumba.

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Five things I'm grateful for:

1. Being able to do a wog for 10k.
2. Meeting new people.
3. Having a good neighbor.
4. Having two weeks of school left.
5. Finished homework early tonight.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BLUE42DOWN 6/4/2012 4:39PM

    emoticon on completing the 10k! emoticon job!

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FLEURGARDEN 6/4/2012 12:27PM

    Congrats on the wogging! Way to go!

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SHERYLDS 6/4/2012 11:58AM

    Nothing wrong with wogging.
CONGRATULATIONS
and yes YOU WILL BE THAT FAST

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DOLPHINNUT 6/4/2012 10:45AM

    Good for you!! My hands do that too and it seems we are not alone!! Congrats!!

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FARRAH511 6/4/2012 10:24AM

    emoticon

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DOGSTARDADDY 6/4/2012 10:14AM

    Good for you!!!!!

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DGFOWLER 6/4/2012 6:40AM

    Congrats.. how awesome is this and actually you did way more then a 5K.. you added 6 blocks more....hahaha.. and you thought you couldn't do it and actually ended up perhaps going 1/2 a mile more.. NICELY DONE!!!!... Donna

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JESUS.SAVED.ME 6/4/2012 12:27AM

    My hands swell like that too. It's from not getting as much water as your body requires. Sorry it was a sucky start having to start so far away, but way to go on finishing and not being last!

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SFREY217 6/3/2012 11:29PM

    Congrats on wogging the 10K. My hands do the swelling thing too, I was told it was the blood pooling in my hands and wrists. Holding them above the level of my heart helps some with me.

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