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I'm a...runner?!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Something odd happened to me a couple of months ago...I became a runner. I've dabbled in it a few times in my life, but neither my body nor my mind ever took me seriously. Until now. I signed up for a two mile "fun" run and "trained" on my lunch hour. I was nervous at the race; it was my first ever organized race, and I wasn't sure if I could jog the whole thing. My friend, who had run a couple of 5Ks before, took off and I knew I had to keep up with her or get swallowed by the masses. We finished that run in less than 20 minutes, and I knew I was hooked.

This weekend I "ran" my first 5K: The Color Run in Kansas City. There were over ten thousand runners; so many that it was impossible to run the entire time if you wanted to get water or get color thrown on you at each kilometer. But it was still a 5K, and if I did it in about 40 minutes then I can only get PRs from here on out!


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KAW1440 7/1/2012 6:54PM

    I am going to train for a half marathon. My friend and I are going to do the Disney Princess Half in February 2012. We figured we better go big! I don't know if a marathon is ever in my future, but I didn't think running 5Ks would be either so who knows? emoticon

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JANNEPERRY 7/1/2012 7:54AM

    Congratulations! It is great to find something that you enjoy and keeps you healthy too! emoticon

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 7/1/2012 12:37AM

    Running has snuck up on me, as well!
I have always hated it...
Yet somehow...I am running my first actual 5k on the 4th of July!
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WILSHAR7 6/30/2012 11:09PM

    Good for you!! I would like to become a runner, but I'm having a hard time starting. Good luck in your endeaver. Welcome to SP.
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CGARR442 6/30/2012 9:44PM

    I've been thinking of doing one of these color runs they sound like a lot of fun. Or even one of the Muddy Buddy sound like fun too.
Running is an awesome sport to be hooked on! I love it too!!
Are you going to try for any longer distances? My favorite is the half marathon.
Best of luck to you!

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DEEJON123 6/30/2012 9:30PM

    Gotta giggle at the irony here, for a runner your photos don't match up ... picture of a car and picture of inside a car ?? I don't get it quite (but then I do at the same time!)

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GAELA-I-CAN 6/30/2012 9:12PM

    That sounds soooo great. I wish I could catch the fever for running too. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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