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10/9/11 10:35 P

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Congrats!

To get your 5k trophy,

Go to your Spark Page, click edit, go down to your Profile picture and click change, then click on the *choose from SP photo gallery*. The I ran my first 5k is toward the bottom of the page.

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9/29/11 1:25 P

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This last Saturday I ran my first 5K. I did the training here some on the treadmill and some outside. It was great. I did a blog about it. I'm not very fast but for me this is a HUGE accomplishment. I have not run since I was in grade school and I am 47 years old, I have a few health troubles and arthritis in one knee. (broke my knee cap as a teen)

Can anyone tell me how I can get the trophy that says "I ran my first 5K" ? I would love to have that on my page.

thanks!

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9/27/11 10:55 P

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I wasn't up for passing people too much. I did sprint for the finish line though!


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9/27/11 6:53 P

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Melissa, I've always gotten better time running outside. I don't know if for me, it's just the joy of being outdoors or what.

I do love running with other people, but I tend to be a bit competitive. If I think I can pass someone, I'll put forth a burst of speed. LOL.

Susie : )

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9/25/11 8:02 P

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Thanks Deb. But my legs are really sore today!


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9/25/11 6:58 P

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Melissa-
Great time! You are way faster than me! Good job, and congratulations! Deb

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9/24/11 10:25 P

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That's why I was able to do it I think. I wasn't trying to pass anyone and I didn't care if I finished last (which I didn't). I've never been competitive with anyone but myself. I just want to keep improving and having my heart rate be lower.


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ETTEZEUS's Photo ETTEZEUS Posts: 21,955
9/24/11 9:58 P

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WTG!
Isn't running with a bunch of other people so much fun?
I love racing even though I only compete with myself!

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9/24/11 4:41 P

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Running outside was so different that I was worried about being able to do the 5k today. However, having lots of people running helped and I ran the whole thing! Finished in 38:41 which I was thrilled with as my last 5k on the treadmill took 45:30 and I was told that running this one outside would take longer!

I guess I'm becoming a runner! I had already planned to do a 5k next Saturday and now see that I could do one every weekend if I wanted. I'm going to aim for at least 1 timed race a month and then run a couple on my own each week. Once I'm comfortable, I'm going to train for a 10k!


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9/22/11 1:14 A

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I'll let you know! DD & I are going to be about 2 miles tomorrow so that I'll be fresh for Saturday. I did 2 5ks on the treadmill this week so I think I'm good to go!


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9/22/11 12:30 A

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I think you will love running outside. It's so different, but a wonderous difference. :)

Susie : )

"Fall seven times, get up eight." - Japanese Proverb

Happiness is a decision! ;)

Cheers! :)


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9/20/11 9:08 P

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Thanks Susie and Suezette! I've run another 2 5ks on the treadmill and will run outside for the 1st time on Thursday to get ready. I signed up for 2 5ks and will let you know how it goes.


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9/20/11 8:22 P

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Melissa, how cool! Good job on your first run, and wishing you the best on your upcoming 5K! :)

Susie : )

"Fall seven times, get up eight." - Japanese Proverb

Happiness is a decision! ;)

Cheers! :)


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9/16/11 9:05 P

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Melissa, Good luck!
And enjoy it!!
Don't forget to let us know how it went!

Suezette
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9/16/11 8:06 P

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That is so fantastic DOGSRFIT!

I too ran my 1st 5k although it was by myself on the treadmill at the gym. I was able to run the entire time without having to walk. A week from tomorrow I will be running a 5k for Hunger with my DD. I can't wait.

Thank you SP for such an awesome training program. I never would have thought I could do this!


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9/15/11 8:27 A

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Dogsrfit, that is just FABULOUS!!! GREAT JOB! :)

Susie : )

"Fall seven times, get up eight." - Japanese Proverb

Happiness is a decision! ;)

Cheers! :)


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9/14/11 9:28 P

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emoticon Way to go!

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9/13/11 11:05 P

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Congrats!!

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9/13/11 10:14 P

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Ran my first 5K with my daughter tonight and 600 other folks. Can't believe I set the goal and accomplished it. Spark has changed my life. emoticon

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