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Ran a 10K


Monday, March 18, 2013

So. The furthest I've run is a little over a 5K-about 3.5 miles. I signed up for a 10K that was today so I had a bigger goal to shoot and train for. I knew I wouldn't be able to run the whole thing, as my training had stalled a bit, but I was hoping to run maybe 2/3 of it.

After the first mile, I thought "Hey, I can run at least the first half, as that's just a 5K. I'll stop and rest at the turn around point and walk some". I stopped briefly to stretch, and then thought I could keep running a bit more. After 4 miles, I thought, "I can run this whole thing". And I did, with a couple 30 second stretch stops along the way. I did about 6.4 miles in about 1.5 hours. Slow, but I did it!

I'm pretty stoked. It was unexpected, and no matter what happens, no one can take running 6.4 miles away from me!
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WISHICOULDFLY 4/14/2013 10:29AM

    I just saw this blog. I am in AWE. I am so proud of you! -Connie

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FEISTYOWL 3/18/2013 11:18AM

    emoticon emoticon You'll have that accomplishment forever!!

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NYARAMULA 3/18/2013 1:26AM

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TKLBRIDGET 3/18/2013 1:01AM

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Wonderful, I have been thinking about walking in a 5k, I'm not ready to run yet, but hopefully I can after I get into better shape.

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