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Race Report

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Well it rained pretty much all night, but it cleared up in time for the race. The temperature was fine at the start, but then the sun came out and things got muggy. I would have preferred the rain! Doglady13 and I set a pretty good pace for the first mile... under 10 minutes. So we slowed it down for mile 2 (which was when the temps rose and the sun came out). We did take a couple short walking breaks, but we ran the last .75 mile stretch to the finish line. She ended up finishing one second before me, so she was #100 and I was #101. That was out of over 160 runners and walkers, so we weren't anywhere near first, but we weren't the last of the runners either. I wanted to finish in under 35 minutes, and my time was listed as 33:13. The clock actually read 33:08 when I passed it, so I am a little put out to lose those seconds, but I still did better than I expected. Yay! I am going to keep training to get faster and be able to run the entire blasted thing at my next 5k. My next one that I have signed up for isn't until August, but I might find one before then. My goal for the 5k in August is just to do better than I did this time.

It was great finally meeting Doglady13. Thank you so much for driving all that way to run with me. I appreciate it so much! I probably wouldn't have tried so hard without the company.
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CRAFTSFAN1 6/30/2013 5:18PM

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TRAVELGRRL 6/30/2013 3:48PM

    I haven't kept up with you since we've been traveling for 9 weeks, and my father passed away...but congratulations on your time! You've done something only a small percentage of Americans have even attempted. YOU ARE A WINNER!

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THINAGIN2 6/30/2013 9:46AM

    Congratulations!
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KELLIEBEAN 6/30/2013 7:14AM

    Congratulations!! I'm still working on my time myself. You did great.

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SLFGOLF 6/30/2013 1:05AM

    Great job on the race! Working on improving your time and not worrying about others is a great way to look at it.

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BIGPAWSUP 6/30/2013 12:37AM

    Sounds wonderful and like so much fun. Congrats.

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MCFITZ2 6/29/2013 11:43PM

    Good for you. emoticon

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COLLEENROSTE 6/29/2013 11:39PM

    You are deserving emoticon in my opinion. All you have learned and how far you have come in the past 2 years is amazing. Every blog you post inspires me to just try to do my best. Thank you for being you and letting us follow your adventures in healthy living emoticon

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DARLY55 6/29/2013 9:43PM

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Excellent!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 6/29/2013 9:26PM

    Congrats to you and Doglady13. Awesome job, both of you.

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OPTIMIST1948 6/29/2013 9:16PM

    Yes! Yes! Yes! What a terrific first race! You did AWESOME.

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DOGLADY13 6/29/2013 9:13PM

    I made it home today!

I had a great time. I am so happy to meet you. I'm humbled that I helped you reach goal. You are amazing.

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STEVIEBEE569 6/29/2013 7:46PM

    Awesome job on your race! Keep up the good work!

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COCK-ROBIN 6/29/2013 7:39PM

    Wonderful!

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NANCYPAT1 6/29/2013 7:06PM

    Glad you had such a great time and such a fantastic result - CONGRATULATIONS for BOTH you an Doglady13

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_LINDA 6/29/2013 6:26PM

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That is fantastic! Good for you! How nice to get to run with a Spark buddy! I really don't know how you guys tolerate the heat down there, let alone try to exercise in it! I would only be thinking pool, pool and splish splash!!

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KAT321123 6/29/2013 5:00PM

    Congrats on completing your 5K, at a faster speed than your goal (and a great speed at that!). You rock!

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MAGGIE101857 6/29/2013 3:52PM

    Look at you! Running a 5K! You have accomplished so much!!! Now you are officially a race runner and that is a great time!!! So proud of you!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KACEYSW 6/29/2013 3:28PM

    It is always good to connect with SparkFriends! Lucky you!

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FIRECOM 6/29/2013 3:17PM

    Sounds like a great race. I am jealous that I can no longer participate in such activities. Especially this weekend with our high temps in the 118 degree range.

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