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Walked in my first 5K

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Today Oct 7th, 2012 I walked in my first 5K. It was the Susan G. Komen race for the cure in Denver. Had to get up really early at 5:30am. I work 2nd shift so no where near my usual getting up time. Left for the park-n-ride at 6:30am.

This is a picture from the bus ride into the city.
I am so glad the event set up park-n-ride locations, shuttle bus, and e-rail service to be able to get downtown without worrying about parking.

Here we are on the way to the starting line. 40,000 people plus me, my husband, and son.

Just approaching mile marker 1.

Approaching mile marker 2.

Approaching mile marker 3.

The finish Line

Here is what it looked like going around the last bend and heading for the finish line. You can see all of the people going across the bridge are going to be following down the off ramp.

It took us just over 1 hour to complete. It was hard to build up to much speed with so many people. Temperature at start was 27 degrees. Had to dig my thermals out of the drawer and dress in layers.

All 3 of us really enjoyed this Sunday outing together and want to go it again next year.

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  • COOKIE_AT_51
    Fantastic! Keep going ... you are an inspiration. emoticon
    1473 days ago
    Wonderful! Looks like you had a great time! Sooo, when's the next 5K?
    1479 days ago
    awesome! You honored your friend and did your first 5K! I'm stoked for you! Glad it was such a gorgeous day, and a great turnout. :)
    1480 days ago
    Wow!!! Thanks for the pics!! Its getting me so excited for our upcoming Race for the Cure on October 20th!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1480 days ago
    Great! I ran the one in Albany, NY just yesterday and it was my first 5k as well!
    I hope you enjoyed it at leas as much as I did! I will do it next year too if I am still around.
    1480 days ago
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