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Saturday, August 18, 2012

It feels like it has been forever since I wrote a blog and a couple of things hindered me from blogging. I have to begin by saying that I am one of those persons that like to deal with the issues in her life before commenting on them or even letting people into what is going on.

Like I said in my last blog, I was training was for my first 5K run which is coming up on August the 27th and very honestly right now, I'm not sure if it's going to be a run only. Let me explain myself. The first 2 weeks of training, went great. I went running at least 4x/week, gradually increasing the speed as well as the time and then, an accident happened which got my car totaled.

I couldn't go to the gym anymore! I was frustrated because I put in so much work to stay on track and then this happens. Work hasn't really helped because I was busy. I'm a beginner when it comes to running so after more than a week of not running I am terrified. To add the that, the shoes I was using didn't have much cushion and they wore out very easily so I had to get a brand new pair of shoes. I know excuses excuses but the gym is far, I have no ride, I even had to walk to work for the days following my car accident.

Fortunately, I was able to get a new car and I also got a new pair of running shoes, the Reebok Realflex Run.The shoes feel comfortable and they had a lot of great reviews. I also got a deal for them (about 60%off brand new). I'm going to try them out tomorrow. My race is in 7 days and I'm going to do my best to be better prepared for the race.

I will be running everyday next week except on Friday because my muscles need to be in top shape for Saturday.

Wish me luck, I need all the support I can get!

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_SARIE_ 8/18/2012 12:32PM

    Good luck on your first 5k! Read a couple of articles on your first 5k, they have good advice for what to bring and training before hand. The one i read this week said not to push too hard the week of the race and to sleep well the two nights before as the night right before you will be too nervous for a good restful snooze. Best of luck! emoticon

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