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My First 5k

Sunday, March 20, 2011

I ran my first 5k today! I finished in 31:52. I'm already planning my next race LOL. I was so excited I had trouble sleeping last night. It was colder than we had originally expected. It was supposed to be 51F, but ended up being around 36F. I ran with my two good friends and my mom did the walk. It was beyond exciting being in a crowd of over 4000 people with the same goal to finish! It was so cool to be in the middle of a group of people waiting to run and when the race started everyone was cheering. It was also so cool to have all these strangers cheering you on from the sidelines. There was a group of people offering the runners jell-o shots about half way through the race. Too funny. I can't wait to do it again. I feel empowered and strong and can't wait to face the next challenge, a 10k in June!!


Me & My Mom after the race!
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  • SPARKLE1896
    Thank you for the nice comments! emoticon
    3540 days ago
  • SPUD1226
    congrats!!!
    3540 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1276095
    emoticon You have the racing bug now - it doesn't go away! I'm glad you enjoyed the experience, and I hope you do well in June!
    3541 days ago
  • AGILLASPIE60
    good for you! I'm doing spark people's 5K training program and am looking forward to running my 1st 5k soon. I just have to find one near me! Keep up the good work!! It's addictive, isn't it?
    3542 days ago
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