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Thank you for the PUSH! I am mentally prepared for my 5K no matter what time I get!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Happy Thursday everyone!!

I am a more prepared for my 5K on Saturday even though I did not train last night. Thank you for all of the support on my last blog & my Sparkpage! I really appreciate it.

Mentally, I am now ready to give it my all on Saturday! I woke up in a very happy mood today which is still here! I was invited to a board game night, and I am going to that tomorrow night. At least I will be having fun instead of worrying about the race the whole night! I keep reminding myself: The time I get only matters to ME - not to anyone else. If I get a slower time, I am the only one that can allow myself to be upset with it. OR I could use the slower time to push myself to train MORE! I am in control of me! I have my outfit all ready now for the race even though I will probably still be cold on Saturday morning! =)

There are many things I have changed in my life - completing 5K races was definitely not in my past! Not only am I being healthier by getting the cardio, but I am giving to a greater cause. The Jingle Bell run supports Arthritis research. My Grandmother & Great Aunt had really bad arthritis before they passed away. I am sure they would both be proud that I donated for this cause & I am also running to give my support! Although I am running as an individual & not on a team, I still know I will do my best no matter what the time says!

I can't wait to post my race results no matter what time I get! I am ready & I am PUMPED UP!!!

The Jolly Holiday challenge starts on 12/10 & I am going to be an honorary team member for a different Winter Challenge which starts 12/16. Both will help me push hard to reach my goals! I have been part of a December Challenge too which has been very helpful also. I have two pounds to lose this month to get to 161. I KNOW I can reach that goal. It just takes one dedicated day at a time!

Thank you to all of my Sparkfriends for giving me that push to believe in myself no matter what. I am in control of myself, but you all have helped me in many ways! This website helps guide me in the right direction. Thank you! I hope everyone has a great rest of the week & a great weekend.

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    emoticon and whatever you do will be good, better than not running at all. Great idea, having fun instead of worrying!
    1930 days ago
    I never got to comment on your last blog, but was thinking that you are more prepared than you think simply because this is your 3rd 5K! Thinking of you today! Can't wait to readd your results! You go firl!
    1932 days ago
    You will do great! ENJOY the run!
    1933 days ago
    You're doing so well with your 5kms. I am sure you'll do fine on Saturday and look forward to hearing about it. Of course I expect another after the race photo. I just loved the change in your expression from the first photo to the second. You looked much stronger after the second race than the first. Go for it. Run like the wind. You'll finish well and for a good cause to boot.
    1933 days ago
    I also can't wait to read your blog about your race :D
    1934 days ago
    You will do great in the 5k on Saturday!
    Don't even stress over it. emoticon

    1934 days ago
    Keep talking to yourself and giving yourself a pep talk on how you can do it! (The 5K on Sat.)
    1934 days ago
    have fun Kimp! You can do it! enjoy enjoy enjoy! big hugs
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    luv ya
    1934 days ago
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    1934 days ago
    You can do it!! Go girl! :-)

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    1934 days ago
    Glad to know you are feeling better. No matter what, you are great. Enjoy yourself and have a safe 5k.

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    1934 days ago
    Awesome Kim will check out this site !! Very good cause ! Just keep a steady pace. One tenth of a second is a very long time. If you gain seconds you are doing well. Do not concentrate on the clock. Concentrate on you gait. Let me give you a comparison of second - I would give any thing to take back the one tenth of a second it took to damage my legs ! Just be yourself and have fun !! emoticon Hugs k
    1934 days ago
    I didn't realize you're doing the Jingle Bell too! I have fibromyalgia, a form of arthritis, so this one is always on my list. I did mine on 12/1, and it was so much fun. Be sure to dress up--there were so many people wearing antlers and various other head apparel, and I was sorry I didn't wear mine. But I did wear some holiday bling, and of course, the bells they give you when you sign in.

    Have fun, and I can't wait to hear how you do. You're going to be awesome as always!

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    1934 days ago
    I am doing my third race on Saturday too, and am totally unprepared, and stressing. My second 5K was on Thanksgiving, and I beat my own PR, and jogged the entire thing. So silly me decided to push myself a little more and signed up for my first 8K. Then I got REALLY sick. Yesterday was my first day up off the couch, and just trying to get out and walk for ONLY 25 minutes was almost more than I could do. The stress yesterday over the race this coming Saturday had me in tears. Then, like you, I realized the only person the time is important to is me. Who would of thought a year ago I'd be even thinking of participating in a race, let alone doing one. And this is the first one my granddaughter gets to be a part of. After my 8K, we are doing the kids dash together. So not only have I changed my life, I'm teaching healthy habits to the next generation.
    So focus on those positive changes you've made. Keep pushing yourself, but pause to enjoy how far you've come. You are doing great, and you are worth it. And I am looking forward to seeing your new PR posted. :)
    1934 days ago
    That's the girl we knew was hiding in there!

    You'll do fantastic; now go have fun with it!!
    1934 days ago
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