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It all trumps "did not start"

Thursday, October 18, 2012

I will be running my first 10K on Saturday. I am not ready. I am going to do it anyway.

Rewind: post triathlon season I was looking for another goal to work towards and Orange County Choppers posted they were having a 5k/10k. Seemed like the 10k was the logical thing. Simultaneously, I started working and my exercise time was drastically shortened. And friend of mine reminded me that we were going to have a playdate that same day. Reluctantly, 10k got backburnered.

Low and behold, last Saturday, friend called me up. People were cancelling on her playdate party right and left,so she was going to cancel the party. I wrestled with my conscience and decided I could go someother time...I was going to do that 10k

Even though I am not ready. I haven't been running in a week, my longest distance was 5 miles and I havent done that in a month. Gonna do it anyway.

"Last to finish " beats " did not finish" trumps "did not start."

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ILIKETOZUMBA 10/20/2012 9:17PM

    5 miles is pretty close, and a month isn't toooo long ago. And you're absolutely right with that last line. The slowest race participant is lapping everybody sitting on their couches! Hope you had fun! :)

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FITFORMYFAMILY 10/19/2012 1:06PM

    I'm glad you're still going to do it! I hope you have a great race and surprise yourself with how much of your fitness you've retained despite the change in schedule. Most of all, I hope you have fun!

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CINERICIA 10/19/2012 12:22PM

    You're a triathlon rockstar. Of course you can do a 10k. You laugh in the face of 10k. 10k wishes it had something in its arsenal that was a match for you.

Seriously. You can do this. Run when you can. Walk when you need. It's not about how quickly you cross the finish line. It's about crossing the starting line. Rah, rah, rah.

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KALANTHA 10/18/2012 8:52PM

    That's right! You go, girl!!! emoticon emoticon

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IRONBLOSSOM 10/18/2012 4:58PM

    Absolutely! You can do it! I bet it'll be easier than you think. You get the adrenaline from the crowd and the course and it's always just awesome.

You can do it!!
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BEAUTY_WITHIN 10/18/2012 3:20PM

    You can do it! :D Even if you have to walk some of it, you WILL manage this!

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BIGPAWSUP 10/18/2012 10:15AM

    I'm going to remember this! I have my first ever 5K coming up soon and I'm not certain HOW i'm going to do it. "Last to finish" beats "did not finish" and trumps "did not start". emoticon

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ZANNBEE 10/18/2012 9:24AM

    Absolutely. Love it.

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LESLIELENORE 10/18/2012 9:24AM

    You can do it! If you need to walk a little that is fine. I doubt you will be last though!

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GINGERHAWK 10/18/2012 9:22AM

  Good for you. Just take your time and you've got this! Good luck!

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COLETTEISGREAT 10/18/2012 9:20AM

    Walk when you need to, and you'll get through it. We have faith in you!

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FITFOODIE806 10/18/2012 8:09AM

    Absolutely! If you can run 5, a race atmosphere will carry you to 6. You got this!!

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GHOSTFLAMES 10/18/2012 6:22AM

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LYNMEINDERS 10/18/2012 4:24AM can do it and finish....
I don't believe you will be last either....

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