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First 10k in 10 years!

Saturday, March 09, 2013

OMG OMG OMG... finished my first 10k in 10years... I am 65lbs heavier than then, and have had 3 kids. I am so proud of myself for finishing! My time was 1:22:48 seconds... which is a 13:20 mile. My 5k was a 12:40 min mile. Slower this time but, I had a HUGE set back last month and didn't workout once. All of Feb. was an off day. Was just tired or not feeling it. I can not tell you why cause I do not know.

This month will be different though. I will work out this month. Next month I have my first EVER 15k... NEVER ran that far before. I'm scared, but I know I can do it. Even if I was to walk I would be able to finish it. I am just so proud of myself right now. It's a HUGE deal for me. My husband ran with me. I am so happy he did. He goaded me and irritated me and everything in between to run more. Then he was sweet afterwards and posting to all his friends that "His baby did great" I love him. He can be such a jerk sometimes, but he is my jerk!

I am thinking I need to set better monthly goals. I am horrible at long term goals. I am actually quite surprised I've managed to continue on as long as I have. I allow myself to be set back. I need to start hitting the gym and hitting the road more this month. I am going to make myself run outside at least twice a week. I can not run in the gym on the treadmill anymore. I get on the treadmill with headphones on and I get tired of the headphones. Outside I play the music out of the speaker on the phone which is attached to my armband. HAHA that was so fun today. SO MUCH BETTER than the 5k last month. Last month was dogging along no music, today had my phone on pandora with lady gaga selected. OH YEAH. Actually had several people compliment me on my selection. hehe if only they knew. OH well that's the end of my self congratulations!

I am happy and sore

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STARGIRL20 3/10/2013 6:21PM

    Congrats! I was there too, and finished within a couple minutes of you. I too struggled with getting my runs in during February, but this month, we can do it! We need to be prepared and ready for our upcoming races.

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PLUMERIA50 3/10/2013 12:09AM


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LONGANDSLOW225 3/10/2013 12:07AM

    I HATE RUNNING! Just so you know. I am not doing this because I am a runner. You see that person in the picture? Does she LOOK like a runner? I am doing this because I needed a goal. Running is not for everyone. Doing these aren't. I am the first one to tell you that 10 years ago I would have laughed in your face if I was asked to voluntarily run 6miles. But I did it today and at the end, even though I was sore and ready to strangle my husband. I was so proud of myself for completing it.

Today I found inspiration from a woman who was walking in the very back of the group. My husband made a comment about how he did not understand why a person would pay money to walk slow. I told him that it is her GOAL to complete it not to go fast. Watching her be determined enough to get out there and COMPLETE it even slowly, I wish I could have given her a hug at the end of the race when she crossed and told her what a great job and accomplishment it was! That is what I found amazing. I looked up her number afterwards and she finished last at 2hrs, but she still finished.

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REDMOUNTAIN 3/10/2013 12:00AM

    I so want to do a 5 K. I am working up to it.

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