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My third 5K - details & a new PR!!!

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Saturday morning came way too fast for me. It was 7am, and I didn't want to get out of bed. It was still dark outside when I woke up, and it felt like I didn't get enough sleep. For a second, I even felt like missing the race. Something made me get up & get ready! I put ribbon in my hair to try to dress up a bit. They gave us bells at the race, so I put one on each first. I listened to my music this time. The only time I heard the bells was in between songs!

It was a bit misty for most of the race, but at least it didn't rain. My hands were a little cold, but at least my feet weren't. Christmas is coming up soon, but I think I may ask for a workout jacket/long sleeve shirt. I wore a regular sweatshirt over my workout shirt, and I had to roll up the sleeves towards the end of the race. A few times I felt like I was going to slip and fall because of how wet the ground was. There were some leaves in the park part of the race & that was super slippery! We raced around the school once, and then ran through the park. I saw two squirrels and the creek! I can't wait for the warmer weather again. This 5K reminded me of how much I miss the park!

Even though I was nervous and excited for my 5K, I still forced myself to do it. It was my third one, and I knew I would get through it. It actually seemed like this was my easiest run so far. I jogged a lot more than I normally do during my training. My race time was 36:11 but my chip time was 36:04. New PR!!! I was a bit further back from the starting mat/line so it took me a few seconds to cross it! My first 5K was 37:37, the second was 36:36 and now 36:04!!! I was # 250/317 of the timed racers. There were a lot of other people who were walking that didn't have bibs. I feel very proud of myself! I just need to keep up my training.

I need to figure out my next 5K race. I did a search the other day, but there aren't any close by. There are a few in Philadelphia, but I don't know if I want to go that far by myself. Hopefully a few more pop up soon! I will probably do my own around the neighborhood, but I still like the whole atmosphere of the race.

My legs are sore today, but it was definitely worth it! Besides the 5K, I had a fun weekend. I played the game Risk, and I won! I took my normal 5K after-race photo!!! I also took a picture of the lovely flowers which are on my work desk. I am getting more into the Christmas spirit every day.

My two challenges start soon - tomorrow & Wednesday!! I hope everyone has a great week!







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FATHINSN 12/14/2012 9:37PM

    Love your description about the race! Your hair accessories looks festive, I imagine lots of red and green and bells ringing :D

Best of all, you got new record, CONGRATS!

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NANCYSINATRA 12/12/2012 11:23AM

    Woo Hoo!!!!!! Love new PR!!!! Great job!!!!!

I use the race calender AND my local running company to check out local races. This is my favorite one though. http://www.racecenter.com/race-cale
ndar/ I can use it to see if there is a race coming up somewhere I'm traveling to also. Hope it helps, and keep up the great work. You have some AWESOME times. My first 5K was 40+ minutes, so you are ROCKING girlfriend!!

PS I have those same Christmas towels. :)

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SABLENESS 12/11/2012 7:04PM

    Love the hair decor! You are doing so well! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I_WILL_ROCK_125 12/10/2012 7:30PM

    Great Job. I'm hoping to one day be able to run/jog or walk a 5k. Keep up the good work.

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JAXMOMMY 12/10/2012 7:09PM

    I had no doubt you would rock this race! Wish I could see those ribbons everyone is commenting on! Congrats!

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SIRENSONGS 12/10/2012 3:50PM

    Love the ribbons in your hair! Congrats on completing another 5k and on beating your PR. You rock!

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PUPPYWHISPERS 12/10/2012 2:37PM

    Fantastic! I knew you would do great!

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RACEWELLWON 12/10/2012 1:22PM

    You look cute - very good Kim - I am so happy for !!! Good job - nice motivation getting out of bed !! Keep it up - you are almost there !! Hugs K emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FITBIZZZ 12/10/2012 11:15AM

    Nice going!

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MICKEYH 12/10/2012 10:10AM

    Congrats for your new PR!! Well done for your 5k. emoticon emoticon

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You are so inspiring, my friend!
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POMATOJUICE 12/10/2012 8:54AM

    Does your city have a local running club? I only knew about the 5k to benefit the zoo and the jingle bell run in my town. When I started looking around, though, I found out that we have a running club that keeps a calendar of all the runs coming up, and there's at least one a month around here! I was totally shocked! I had no idea that there was so much going on in my dinky little city.

Great job on your PR! I'd definitely count the chip time ;)

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ALICIALYNNE 12/10/2012 8:24AM

    WOOOHOOO on your new PR! Knew you could do it!

And those ribbons in your hair are too cute!

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PMRUNNER 12/10/2012 7:36AM

    Way to go!
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ROXYZMOM 12/10/2012 7:25AM

    Very good time! Great Job!

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IRISHGIRL3 12/10/2012 7:09AM

    Congrats on the new PR!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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KAPELAKIN 12/10/2012 12:25AM

    Way to go!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 12/9/2012 11:33PM

    Congratulations on another successful 5 km. I love your after photo. You look so pleased with yourself and you should be! Not only did you run the 5 km. but you improved your time once again. I am hoping to run a 5 km in the new year. I started training in the fall but had trouble with my foot. Not giving up though. Congratulations on a great finish!
Wishing you a fantastic week.

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