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    DAOCCHICA   2,818
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The 14th of the month must be my lucky day :D

Sunday, October 14, 2012

7/14 is when I started this journey.

8/14 is when I quit smoking.

10/14 (TODAY!).... My 3 month sparkaversary, 2 months of being smoke-free (almost 9 weeks!).. and my first 5k ever..

19:05 pace. I kept up the same walking pace almost the whole time.. and ran about five 3 minute intervals throughout the race. All with blisters forming on the soles of my feet (I think my shoes were too lose :/ ). I made it.. I did it :) And I will do it again and again. There wasn't anyone waiting for me at the finish line, I didn't go with anyone... Just myself. I am tired and I hurt, I am so emotional. I wasn't the slowest, I wasn't the fastest. I learned a lot about myself and maybe a few others today. But I did it.. and I will continue. Nothing beats this feeling.

At 6:30 this morning waiting for the light rail!!

Quiet area before the race.

20-30k people were there today... there is the starting line!!

Me after the race. The local tv station put pics up on their facebook :)

I had an awesome time, met some crazy ladies just in passing :) and learned so much today. Everyone's story is different. The people out there today all had thier own story to tell.. whether it be with words or emotions or the way they presented themselves. I am proud to have been a part of such a HUGE group of great people.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHRINK_U 10/21/2012 1:33PM

    That is awesome!! Love the pictures, too :) So proud of you!

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NAYKNITS 10/18/2012 8:10AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KAESEA78 10/18/2012 4:08AM

    Awesome!! I am so proud of you. I really want to start the couch to 5k but am so scared to fail! I have been thinking about it for over a year because last year around neewollah time I started wanting to do the 5k at Neewollah this year and its next week...I guess I will shoot for next year. There are a couple other anual fundraiser 5k around that I could do before then if I would just get up off that "couch". One day I really will, lol. You are awesome and I can imagine the emotions I would be feeling, so I feel for you.

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JACOBSBELOVED 10/17/2012 11:39PM

    I think 14 is DEFINITELY your lucky number! I'm so proud of you for doing this 5k! You must feel so awesome to have completed yet another goal you set for yourself!

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ENDERLI 10/16/2012 1:43PM

    YAY! Great job! Atta Girl!

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ANASNEWBODY 10/14/2012 7:28PM

    Keep up your success. emoticon

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PHATPAT18 10/14/2012 5:01PM

    Bless you and congratulations on quitting smoking and joining SP. Pat

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DANLENO1949 10/14/2012 5:00PM

    Well Done, you will reap the benefit of not smoking in many ways. emoticon

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