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They Bailed but I Still Prevailed

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The day came for my first 5k and I was nervous. My husband had to work that day so other family was suppose to go with me. My mom had to go to work early, so I can understand that. My nephew stayed up late and was too tired, my daughter and grandkids stayed up late because their dad had just came in the night before from out of town. My niece won't get up before noon and so on. IAs I dropped my husband off, I started to get more nervous and almost didn't go. Time went by as I sat parked outside his job and I prayed about it and went to the end of the road turned around and parked again. Time was drawing close when I gave in and just went. Although I felt kind of lonely, I needed to do this for me. It turned out to be better than expected and at the finish line someone came up to me and gave me a hug and a pat on the back as they congradulated me. My friend from the gym was there waiting on me. It was a happy day and I was excited to tell my husband I actually finished in under 38 minutes. Better than I've been able to do on a treadmill.

I thought I might add that earlier this year I could not even walk across the road without using a few inhalors and coughing medicine, so I know even small changes along the way make a big impact in the long run. No medicine was necessary for this race (I had a runny nose from a cold though)

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LOVETOLAUGH56 12/1/2012 8:04PM

    That is so emoticon

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SWANATOPIA 11/29/2012 10:04AM

    How awesome is that!


Victory prevails!

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PJBONARRIGO 11/29/2012 9:50AM

    You did an awesome job! Kudos for you for remaining undaunted and actually going to the race! You did this for yourself! Great to hear that your gym buddy was there :-) I am very impressed that you have made so much progress during this past year. I hope you get rid of your cold and feel better soon. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ARUSHING2 11/29/2012 9:10AM

Perseverance pays off yet again, congratulations to you!

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SUNSHINE99999 11/29/2012 9:07AM

  good for you and well done indeed. emoticon I hope you rewarded yourself.

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