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Kansas City Trolley Run

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Today I ran the Kansas City Trolley Run (4 mile race) with my friend from work. Honestly I didn't think we would run the whole thing because of our lack of training. I spend hours in the gym, but I'm not much of a runner especially outside. I do run on the treadmill a few times a week. When I got to the Plaza and saw all the people it made me realize that I was excited to do this. Even if my time wasn't what I wanted I would be able to say I finished. A year ago I could barely run two minutes without feeling like I was dying.

Today I accomplished something I would never forget. 80lbs gone and I can say I am much healthier and stronger! I can now say I am a runner!

Results- We ran the whole 4 miles! Every time I felt like stopping I saw the mob of people ahead of us and told myself this is the one time I can say I finished and gave it my all. There was people cheering us on and runner of all ages. I saw a older man probably in his 80s running slow, but giving it his all. I saw a dad and son probably 5 or 6 passing us. I saw a mom and son and the mom was encouraging him just to keep running for another block. It was a great experience. Something memorable and I can be proud of.

Time- 40 minutes exactly. We did the first mile in 8 minutes and gradually slowed our page after. Our goal was to finish in under 45 minutes and yesterday I wasn't sure if that was going to happen. All the excitement really got us moving!

This is me and Jo after we finished the race!!
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