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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
    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
    2090 days ago
    Congratulations! It is great to find something that you enjoy and keeps you healthy too! emoticon
    2090 days ago
    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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    2091 days ago
    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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    2091 days ago
  • CGARR442
    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!
    2091 days ago
  • DEEJON123
    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!)
    2091 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/30/2012 9:30:44 PM
    That sounds soooo great. I wish I could catch the fever for running too. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2091 days ago
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