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Ran my first virtual 5k!!

Monday, September 23, 2013

A couple of months ago, I signed up for a SparkPeople virtual 5k run. Yesterday I ran it!! I didn't have to take any walking breaks, and had a time of 37:11. I had 7 days to finish the run, but I figured why not do it on day 1? I was worried something might come up to prevent me from doing it later in the week. I definitely pushed a little harder knowing my run was being timed, and I don't know if I would've gotten out if not for the virtual race commitment. I think I'll sign up for another one!!

I'm pretty sure Bootcamp is helping me improve my running in 2 ways: getting more fit is making it easier for my body to keep running, and going through brutal workouts and surviving is making it easier to tell myself "You CAN do this!!" (and actually believe it). Sometimes I think the mental aspect of running is more important than the physical shape you're in.

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PURPOSEPOWER95 10/2/2013 9:28AM

    emoticon emoticon you did it!

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YJNANA 9/30/2013 4:57PM

    Give a shout out for the next Vitual 5K
I would like to do one too :)
Your going to be one FIT Mama
like the ROAR song, Roar of the Tiger
motivating :)

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BLAMEBETTY 9/26/2013 2:04PM

    I have a few friends that have completed marathons, triathalons etc. and they all say over and over to anybody who will lesson. The majority of the challenge of completing one of these events is mental. Your body will follow what the mind decides. Way to go!

I rejoined the 5 K program again because of you talking about your experiences with it here and in our Stingray chat! emoticon

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AZMOM1 9/23/2013 2:45PM

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DUBLINROSE 9/23/2013 10:08AM

    emoticon Congrats, that is a fantastic time and well done on not taking any breaks emoticon

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CASSIECAT 9/23/2013 9:37AM

    Way to go!!!

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BABIESTEPS 9/23/2013 9:17AM

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It feels good when you accomplish a big goal!

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MALAMI518 9/23/2013 8:19AM

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CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is an awesome accomplishment!

I definitely agree about the mental aspect of running.

I didn't know SparkPeople had a virtual 5k. I'll need to look that up later.

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SAASHA17 9/23/2013 8:14AM

    Awesome!! Amazing time and an inspiration!!

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WRITINGRUNNER 9/23/2013 8:03AM

    We'll done!

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BONOLICIOUS2 9/23/2013 7:39AM

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That is awesome!!!! Congrats on all of the hard work!!!!!

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