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5k Highs and Lows

Monday, September 17, 2012

On Sunday, I did my 5k for Race To End Childhood Obesity. This didn't go as well as I planned it. I had plan to run the entire course, but that didn't happen. I trained several days a week running 3 miles in my neighborhood. However, this course was a Cross Country Terrain. Well, I never train for that surface. I was winded and actually struggled to complete the course. Twice I almost just threw in the towel and say forget. Then it was three people that had passed my sister and I. The lady turned around after a few minutes and said, "I was last last year ". I told my sister I didn't like her comment and I'm not going to be last, well I just couldn't recovery from the heat and humidity and I did come in last. I usually fine races that is early in the mornings. This one started a noon. I've always been a morning person when it comes to exercising, and I tend to struggle with later workouts. Well, I guess I'm going to have to change that and really work on it. So, yes I'm still bum this morning about it. Well the one thing good that came out of it is that I shaved 4 minutes off my time. I have another 5k next month for Breast Cancer. I have no doubt that I will not do well, because I have walked, jogged, and biked on this trail. I will start training on the trail tomorrow and recover from Sunday's disappointment. At the end of ceremony they had announced that they had someone come from very far distance to participate in the event and mention the county in which I live. Thanks for your support. Keep It Moving! To Keep On Losing!

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KLMEIRING 3/19/2013 5:10PM

    I have yet to complete a 5K.... First, last, or anywhere in between. Glad to know that you finished... I haven't even started one yet. emoticon

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RACEWELLWON 3/19/2013 4:03PM

    I think you did incredible !! I think that unless people are faced with our situation that they are ignorant . First terrain makes a huge difference , I have gotten to the point of thinking that , I am doing this race to raise money for a cause and to get off the couch - who cares what mindless people think - they have know idea what a wonderful individual you are ! But I also believe that what comes around goes around in Gods World ! In my eyes your the Winner of this Race - Keep Going !! Hugs Karen emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WINDSURFNERD 11/19/2012 2:21PM

    You beat your time by FOUR MINUTES...that's HUGE!!! I'll bet if you can find a race closer to your comfort zone (in the morning and not on trails), you'll FLY.

We can't control who shows up for a race (damn those fast old ladies who keep showing up to mine!), but there's no shame in picking an event to best suit YOU (in fact, that's just good planning! emoticon ).

I'll keep an eye on your blog...I bet you'll rock your next race! emoticon

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KIMCOLLINGS 10/17/2012 2:46PM

    I think you did an awesome job! Some people will walk an entire race which is absolutely fine, but you ran too. Some people will start (which is what matters) and make it part of the way ...... but you made it clear to the finish line (woo hoo). You even shaved 4 minutes off your time so you beat your personal best! You are an absolute winner in my book!

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INFLATED 10/4/2012 8:20AM

    I agree with the others, you got out there and did it! You ran rings around those of us that don't run and are still sitting on the couch.

Four minutes is a lot of time to shave off, especially when you were winded.

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LILSHINE 9/20/2012 3:10PM

    Congratulions on focusing on the positive you shaved 4 minutes. I'm sure next year you'll do much better. It was a learning experience and I wish you well on your race next month.

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NURSEPIRT 9/17/2012 9:20PM

    Great Job on shaving 4mins off your time. Keep up the good work.

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-PAULA 9/17/2012 8:29PM

    Congratulations on finishing your
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MS_SWEETHEART 9/17/2012 6:15PM

    You did your best, and you didn't give up, and that is awesome. I'm proud of you, keep up the great work! emoticon

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RESTORED_ME 9/17/2012 3:26PM

    While I can understand your disappointment, remember to celebrate the high's and learn from the low's. You finished the course; those who didn't even attempt the event are secretly envious (lol). You shaved off time/hit a PR; way to go!!! In spite of the challenges, you did it and will do better next time. Keep up the great work!


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CLPURNELL 9/17/2012 12:29PM

    Don't be too upset with your self. It's not where you finish it's THAT you finish. Run these races for you! You shaved 4 minutes off your last race that is AWESOME!!! Remember it is YOU you are competing against! Great Job!!!


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BECKYANNE1 9/17/2012 9:22AM

    Not a very nice thing for that woman to say to you. We all have bad days and that sounds like the type of course that the kids run for Cross Country. They are young and it's tough for them so pat yourself on the back for doing it and completing it. Think of it this way, you can only go up from here! You will do great for your next 5k!!!!!!!

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08ESCAPE 9/17/2012 8:14AM

    Running is not easy but you are doing it! I hope you kick butt in your next race!! :) emoticon Don't give up!! emoticon emoticon

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