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my first 5K is getting closer

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

I did over 4 miles of running/Jogging/Walking today out side even though we are having a hot and humid spell. Part of it was done on the side walk in front of my house, and part was done in the street at the corner of my house down in a cul de sac, and part was running up and down my steep long drive way. I ran the first half mile straight, and then ran/jogged/walked a mile and half, and then the rest was done going up and down my drive way. After that I went into the house to weigh myself on my Wii system and I got my wind back so I decided to do some "Free Step" on the Wii with a fan blowing on me to cool me down. When I was running out side I was going between 3.5 to 5 mph, and when I started to walk part of it I was going 3.5 to 5 mph still, and when I was going up the drive way I was going between 3-4.5 mph. I looked and when I hit the 3.02 mile mark on my watch it was 45 mins from the start of the run. So I am getting a little better, little by little. My first 5k will be Sat Sept 7th.
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LIVELYLULU37 8/30/2013 2:39AM

    emoticon emoticon Good luck with your 5K emoticon

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JMAHNKEN 8/29/2013 9:22PM

    Thanks all, I think it is going to be really warm and muggy then too, but no matter what the weather, I will be there and giving it my all

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MLDRLD 8/29/2013 8:56PM

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JAXMOMMY 8/29/2013 6:30PM

    Awesome! Can't wait to read all about your very first 5K! How exciting! Only a little over a week away now! WooHoo! Go for it!

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JMAHNKEN 8/29/2013 2:53PM

    Thanks everyone, It's been really warm here lately and I have had other things going on, so I have been exercising in doors the last few days.
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DOLLYHOLLY 8/28/2013 9:57PM

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BIGPAWSUP 8/28/2013 9:28PM

    Awesome.

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JMAHNKEN 8/28/2013 7:11PM

    Thanks everyone

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SPARKCHANTAL 8/28/2013 1:37PM

    keep going this way and soon it will be the big 42!

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BLUENOSE63 8/28/2013 7:08AM

  You are doing great! You have come a long way in a short time. My advice would be if there is grass next to the road you run on during your race, run on the grass. Running on grass is so much easier on your feet and legs; asphalt is the hardest surface to run on continuously.

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ARTJAC 8/28/2013 1:02AM

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DETERMINEDJANET 8/27/2013 9:20PM

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KAYDE53 8/27/2013 9:01PM

    You go girl!! You'll do great on the 5K!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JMAHNKEN 8/27/2013 3:43PM

    thanks for all the kind words everyone emoticon

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ILIKETOZUMBA 8/27/2013 12:28PM

    Awesome!!! You'll have no trouble come race day. :)

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OBIESMOM2 8/27/2013 11:59AM

    you've got this in the bag! Adrenaline really helps on race day. Be safe and have fun!

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NGCHILD 8/27/2013 10:44AM

    Good job!! You will do great!!

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JACKIE542 8/27/2013 10:33AM

    Good job emoticon

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ANGGEL40 8/27/2013 10:26AM

    emoticon Good Luck on your emoticon

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JMAHNKEN 8/27/2013 10:08AM

    Thanks everyone emoticon

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MOTHEPRO 8/27/2013 9:24AM

    emoticon Good luck with your 5K!

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CARMEL_466 8/27/2013 8:13AM

    emoticon You'll be awesome on the 5K. emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 8/27/2013 7:45AM

    Nice! You will do great at the 5K!

Make sure you are stretching properly. There's a good runners stretching video on spark.

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RSSSLHB 8/27/2013 6:52AM

    emoticon your doing emoticon good luck on your emoticon

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