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Run 4 Hope 5K

Saturday, February 23, 2013



Just stopping by real quick to give a little race report from this morning's 5K. The run was the Race 4 Hope 5K, which benefitted the Rape Crisis Center here in town, and I ran the race with my dad and stepmom. (That's the three of us up there after the race.) It was my stepmom's first time ever running a full 5K so that's just awesome! She and my dad stuck together, and I went ahead and ran at my own pace, so I came in about 10 minutes before they did. My stats:

- I finished the 5K in 35:34 (11:28/mi, 5.23 mph), which tied my PR. I actually took most of the run very easy - I didn't want to push myself today - so I was surprised to end up at that time. I kinda wonder now what I would have gotten had I pushed! :D

- I finished 187th out of 457 participants - woohoo!
- I finished 109th out of 315 women - woohoo!
- I finished 16th (16th!!!) out of 44 women in my age group (30-34) - WOOHOO!

It was an awesome run. I didn't want to push myself too hard and burn out, so I took it easy until the last quarter mile or so. The only issue I had today was a stitch in my side from about the 1.5-mile mark to about the 2.5 mile mark. This has been happening a lot with my longer runs lately, and it's annoying me. It's always in the same place on my right side. :/ Ah well.

Jason got one picture of me right before I crossed the finish line. It looks terrible, but I'll post it anyway.

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AURORAMILLET 2/27/2013 5:49PM

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LRSILVER 2/26/2013 6:58AM

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You are a runner. That is fantastic!!

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DIANER2014 2/24/2013 8:09PM

    Awesome! Congratulations! emoticon emoticon

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DISCIPLINE_DOES 2/24/2013 5:05PM

    Such great accomplishments!!! You are awesome!!!

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TANYA602 2/24/2013 11:09AM

    You look amazing! Congratulations on yet another race! You are a rock star!

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KARENE10 2/24/2013 8:48AM

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CRABADA 2/24/2013 12:27AM

    Great job Amanda!

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xoxo
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HEALTHY156 2/23/2013 10:45PM

    That is so awesome Amanda, and a cause near and dear to my heart. You rock sister!

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NANNBIRD 2/23/2013 10:30PM

    Glad that you enjoyed the run and that you strengthened your performance in running. Great cause, and how nice you could run with your Dad and stepmom!

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KARENLEIGH32 2/23/2013 9:10PM

    Good for you, got your exercise and also helped a very worthy cause!

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MELMOMOF4 2/23/2013 7:42PM

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LITTLETEALOVER 2/23/2013 6:41PM

    I read somewhere that when you have a stitch in your side that you should exhale when you land on the foot that is opposite of the side where the stitch is. I've tried it, and it works pretty well, though not always 100%.

Great run!

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MCELLO58 2/23/2013 5:38PM

    emoticon Well done!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 2/23/2013 4:51PM

    Congratulations! Nice run and for a very good cause.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 2/23/2013 4:45PM

    emoticon emoticon Thanks for sharing those pics on Tumblr!

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INSPIREBYNATURE 2/23/2013 3:43PM

    You're awesome!!

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DAWN14163 2/23/2013 3:07PM

    Nice running!
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ADVENTURESEEKER 2/23/2013 2:42PM

    Awesome run!

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MELITOD 2/23/2013 2:29PM

    awesome!!!

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RYDERB 2/23/2013 2:16PM

    Great job Amanda! emoticon emoticon

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ROBYNROSE26 2/23/2013 2:11PM

    Awesome Amanda, and such a great cause too!

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JULIANEASHLEY11 2/23/2013 2:11PM

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You are doing so well!

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