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5K race results & Halloween Party pics!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Happy Monday. I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend. Mine was pretty good. I had a 5K race on Saturday, and I went to a Halloween party on Saturday night.

The 5K race went pretty well! The course was mostly flat, and it was an out & back course. We ran across a dam and it was pretty windy near the lake! It was SO cold in the morning. I couldn't feel part of my left foot and my hands were so cold before the race! I had gloves and a jacket on before the race, but I didn't run with them on. Once we started running, my hands warmed up. Towards the end of the race, I even rolled up the sleeves on my fleece shirt! At least the sun was out and it wasn't raining! One of my friends raced with me. It was fun having someone else there who was also running. I had friends and family there to support me in the past, but they weren't running. My friend ran off There were a few cute dogs there (There was also a fun walk with dogs). The money went to the local SPCA, so it was great to see the money go to a cause I love to support.

My time was around 34:12. I am extremely happy with that race time. I came in 87/127. My best time recorded from another race is 33:53, and that was when I was training more often. I haven't ran much in the past few months. I have been doing kickboxing & pilates/spin, but I only ran a few times! Every time I run a race, I wish I trained more before it! My friend wants to do another race in the spring, so I would like to actually train for that one! Her time was under 30 minutes which was great! Since I don't train enough, my legs are still sore. It would be nice to run a 5K without having to walk at all during it. I walked less this past race, but I still had to walk some. I basically had to walk to catch my breath, and then I would run again. Since I have been doing kickboxing, my recovery time for my breath is much faster! My after race photo is below! and I put a picture of the lake too.

The Halloween party was pretty fun. I went as Briar Rose (sleeping beauty from the Grimm version of the story). I wish my hair was that long & curly!! My boyfriend went as 9 from the movie 9. The costume took a LONG time to make. All of out friends were saying they want us to make costumes for them now. He won Best Costume of the night, so that was fun. He is entering his work costume contest on Thursday. Maybe he will win! He won a $50 second place two years ago. First prize is $100 I think!

Yesterday I relaxed most of the day. I want to sleep in, but I went to bed at 2am and then woke up at 9. I am glad I didn't sleep the whole day away, but I wanted to get a little bit more sleep. Oh well - that is what happens when I am really excited and happy. I wake up happy and want to start the day off right away!

I have kickboxing tonight, but my legs are still really sore. I have to see how they are feeling tonight. The 10 weeks deal at the facility I bought is almost over. I am debating what I want to do next for my working out. Usually I look up online deals to find something new. Unfortunately I haven't found anything good lately. I still have the treadmill at my parent's house, and I should use it more often!

Have a wonderful week. Life has been varying quickly for me lately from happy, sad, stressful, loving etc. Even though life is stressful and tough situations come along all the time, we still have to do our best to handle them with thought, care, and strength! Life is what you make of it and NOW is important!

Actual 9 from the movie:

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DRROON 10/29/2013 6:28PM

    Congrats on an impressive success! emoticon

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BBORDEN86 10/29/2013 11:55AM

    Wow that costume looks good! You made it??!!! No wonder your friends what you to make their costumes. Hopefully your boyfriend wins! :)

Congrats on the race! Even though you didn't train for the 5k, you weren't too far off your PR for the other 5k. Way to go!!!

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MINIMOE1 10/29/2013 10:56AM

    emoticon getting some great exercise and for a good cause too..what's not to like? Except maybe the sore muscles afterwards, but that passes. Your costumes are amazing.

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144AUTUMN 10/29/2013 12:57AM

  keep up the good work!!!

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ROXYZMOM 10/28/2013 10:25PM

    Awesome costumes! You guys look great!

Congrats on your 5k!

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NWILKER 10/28/2013 9:41PM

    Congrats on the race! Yeah you! Amazing costumes!! Way to go!!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 10/28/2013 9:27PM

    Good job on the race!

I love the costumes. You did a wonderful job making them.
Please pass some your creative talents my way. emoticon

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ACCEPTHECHLNGE 10/28/2013 7:52PM

    Congratulations on the race. Good Job!
I have to echo the comment of many here: You did an awesome job on those costumes.
My grandkids would love you.

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BECKY0111 10/28/2013 7:36PM

    Your pics are too cute! I am doing the C25K and you inspire me! Maybe I can run an actual race sometime next year. I think I can!

You rock!

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LIVINGFREE19 10/28/2013 7:17PM

    Love the pics, and your costumes are awesome!

Great job on the run also!

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AEROGIRL1594 10/28/2013 6:33PM

    Congrats on how well your run went! Maybe if you do start training then you will have an even more awesome time! Good luck! I love your alls Halloween costumes as well! Woohoo!

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SOULFISH80 10/28/2013 6:32PM

    Really great time on your 5 K!!! Absolutely amazing costumes! I love the Briar Rose, I taught Waldorf Kindergarten a few years back, and a staple of the education is Grimm's fairytales, very sweet. Also, never heard of your boyfriends character, but the costume looks amazing, did you make it? Very fun. So glad you shared with us!!

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PRNCSCUP1-2FULL 10/28/2013 5:14PM

    Congratulations! Sounds like a great weekend for you! Hope your legs are easing up on the pain! Color me impressed!

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COASTAL6 10/28/2013 3:22PM

    I'm happy for you that you did 5k and the time was great too!
Have a great week.
I'm rooting for you! emoticon

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WENDYANNE61 10/28/2013 2:00PM

    Congrats on running the 5k in excellent time! Hope your legs are feeling better tomorrow! Both of your costumes look brillant - you are really talented!

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ROCKPORT9 10/28/2013 1:39PM

    Awesome 5k! You and your friend look great! Your costumes are both outstanding ( thanks for photo on 9- didn't know anything about it). What a fun, tiring weekend!

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BATCHICK 10/28/2013 1:28PM

    awesome costumes!!!!
i didn't get a great pic of my sharknado cotume i'll have to do that so i can share...

Way to go on the 5K! think of how in shape you are that you can do it without really training for it. Viva Spark People!

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SLEEPERELLA 10/28/2013 1:13PM

    WOW, the costume looks wonderful! Great job on your run! You are the bomb! emoticon

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JEREMY723 10/28/2013 12:24PM

    That's a great costume!

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DALID414 10/28/2013 12:22PM

    Congrats on your race time.

Wow! You did an awesome job with his costume!

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ALICIALYNNE 10/28/2013 12:09PM

    Great job on the costumes!

Also, congrats on running your race. That is a great time, especially since you didn't really train for it.

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A_SIZE6 10/28/2013 11:52AM

    congrats on the 5 K race. I have done two of them. my first one was flat and I finished in 47:40. My second one I did it with a friend of mine too. It was not flat lots of hills and traffic. really difficult. I finished that 52:50 . it was nice to have a friend run with me and support me. I've known him for a long time since 2006.

Awesome costumes I've not heard of the movie 9 but that costume is great. I hope you had fun at the party. My daughter went to the square but she said it was a dud not many showing up and the candy was just a few pieces. She went as a butterfly. She is also at that age almost in 7th grade next year. that she's to old for that now.

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POOKASLUAGH 10/28/2013 11:47AM

    Great job on the race! Very good time, especially without training - wow!

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JENRAQTAY87 10/28/2013 11:40AM

    Wow that costume is incredible! You made that?!
Congrats on your 5k! That's a great time!

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FITBIZZZ 10/28/2013 11:40AM

    WOW! Great job on the costumes and the race!

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CHRISGORGME 10/28/2013 11:23AM

    Well done with the 5K time!! Fun time as well!
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NANCYSINATRA 10/28/2013 11:21AM

    Great time for not running much lately!!
Totally love the costume, and the fact you made it!! :)

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KAMINEKO 10/28/2013 11:13AM

    Both of your costumes look GREAT!!!

And that's a FANTASTIC 5K time! COngratulations!

Well done!

Have a great week!

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