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Personal Record!!

Saturday, April 20, 2013



Hello all! I'm thrilled to report that I set a personal record this morning at the No Excuse for Abuse 5k - 29:26!!

I have always been happy to be a slow runner. Recently, I started picking up the pace a little. I set a goal to run this race in under 30:00. I know that isn't that fast for some of you, but I consider it pretty quick. I have really been working hard to improve my pace.

When I got up this morning and looked outside, my heart dropped. The wind was blowing. When the wind blows in the Texas panhandle, it blows hard. 20 mph, with 30 mph gusts. Ugh! The entire first half of the race was into the wind. There were some times that it felt like I was running in place because it was blowing so hard. I was already writing this blog in my head and I was saying, "If the wind wasn't blowing so hard, I know I could've beat 30:00." Ha! However, I stuck it out and met my goal. I'm so excited!
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WIO_ALISA 5/26/2013 10:21AM

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THISTIMEMYWAY 5/26/2013 10:04AM

    So cool! I can't wait to be able to do that. Thanks for showing that it is possible. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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OWL_20 4/28/2013 9:38PM

    Under 30 minutes is awesome! My best time so far is 36 minutes for a 5K. I lived in Texas for the better part of my career (it always seemed to span along the I-35 corridor) and I totally understand how the wind can blow--but wow, you did really well! Congrats and great pic!

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MRSBOBBIBJD 4/22/2013 7:27AM

    I'm so excited about this for you! I love your enthusiasm and I really like the picture too - your daughters are too cute.

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CHRISKENANDKIDS 4/21/2013 10:30PM

    GREAT job! My personal record is 42:14 on a treadmill! LOL! I have short legs and can only run around 4.5 miles per hour without feeling like I'm going to die. The longest I've ever run at once is 20 minutes and that was once. The next longest was 16 minutes yesterday. I'm getting better but you did AWESOME! :) Congratulations! I think your time is great!

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SCUBAGAL07 4/21/2013 7:06AM

    That's fantastic! WTG!! emoticon emoticon

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NUOVAELLE 4/21/2013 2:39AM

    Great job! Maybe your new time record sounds slow to some but for me it sounds like a great accomplishment! Congratulations!
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STRONGDJ 4/20/2013 10:21PM

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Love it! Good for you--on so many levels. Well done.

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CELIAMINER 4/20/2013 8:09PM

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Congrats!! You rock! I would love to run a sub-30 5K, but I am not consistent with my running. I'll live vicariously through running divas like you!
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MSROZZIE 4/20/2013 6:02PM

    emoticon emoticon Enjoyed your blog and your fortitude! emoticon

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