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When I ran my first 5k, I struggled to keep up with the other runners. I wound up out of breath and extremely frustrated in the end.
My son (who is also a runner) noticed how defeated I felt even after accomplishing my goal and told me, "Mom, remember that it's your race. You and only you set the pace. When you cross the finish line it's about what you set out to do not how well you did in comparison to somebody else."
I learned a valuable lesson that day about maintaining focus.

- Submitted by KELLBEAN 10/18/2010 in Getting Back On Track | 5 Comments
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ANDI_3K 9/27/2013 12:45:00 PM

    Your son is wise. Tell hom he just helped a woman in Buffalo feel not so discouraged about her first 10K that is coming up soon.
KMANDY2 11/24/2010 1:25:00 AM

    Thanks so much for sharing that! I'm doing my first 5K on Thursday and really needed to hear this little bit of encouragement... Whew! Just keep breathing and run my little legs off, right? It will all be fine. :-)
ERNURSERN 10/21/2010 7:41:00 AM

    You have a very wise son!!
CJPJHM 10/20/2010 7:53:00 AM

    emoticon emoticon
GRNEYEDMOMMY 10/18/2010 10:40:00 AM

    Thank you! I needed this- my first 5K is coming up in 2wks.

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