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My 1st Ever 5K Race 9.22.12

Monday, September 24, 2012

Good Morning fellow Sparkies!

It's been a while since I've posted! I hope everyone is enjoying this transition into the Autumn weather. It's great to hear the crunch of leaves as you run or walk outdoors.

Well, I did it! I ran my first ever 5K race on my birthday. My C25K training, the support from my DH & DD, the Good Lord, & of course the wonderful SP community got me there! The day started off cold & rainy. I said a little prayer & then the rain stopped just as the bull horn sounded! As I made my way to the finish line, the sun was shining & my favorite song was on my ipod! My DH & DD took the photos above. It was great to run right into their arms when I crossed the finish line! What a feeling!!!!!

I finished in 33 minutes & some change! Woo-hoo! I was so pumped that I wanted to run another mile. :))) My sister & I are going to run another 5K this coming Saturday.

I've also gone back to WW this past week to get my nutrition in check. As a lifetime member, it's great to be able to attend meetings to share ideas & for extra support. It keeps me more accountable about my choices & activities. It was difficult to stay within my points range as we went to The Cheese Cake Factory for my birthday dinner. But, WW is a program I know that I can work with. I have faith I can reach my goal before Thanksgiving.

My DH & DD took me on a carriage ride around the Gold Coast area of town & then dinner at The CCF in John Hancock building. They surprised me with red and white long stemmed roses & SP's Coach Nicole's 28 Day Bootcamp! I can't wait to start doing the DVD! It was a very good day. :)

Thank you, thank you , thank you for all of your support, SP friends!! I know I've said this before, but I LOVE SP!!!


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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DESERTJULZ 9/29/2012 6:36PM

    Congratulations! What a great feeling!

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DUCHESSBEE22 9/24/2012 8:06PM

    JEFALLEN, LAINYC, IMELECTRIC, NATPLUMMER, YAMINOKODOMO, DLDROST: Thank you all for your support!!! @JEFALLEN thank you for the belated bday wish!! SP FRIENDS are the BEST! emoticon emoticon

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JEFALLEN 9/24/2012 7:49PM

    Congrats on your first 5K! What an achievement. It looks like a runner has been born.

PS: Happy Belated Birthday! emoticon

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LAINYC 9/24/2012 4:58PM


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IMELECTRIC 9/24/2012 1:02PM

    33 minutes is really good for your first 5k. Hard work pays off.


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NATPLUMMER 9/24/2012 10:43AM

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YAMINOKODOMO 9/24/2012 10:25AM

    Thats awesome! Congrats!!! You look great! emoticon

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DLDROST 9/24/2012 10:15AM


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