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The accomplishment was real

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I ran the Spark People Virtual 5K on Sunday. It was the first time I've ever participated in any kind of race, virtual or not. I'm really proud of myself for the training that went into it (I've never been able to run for more than a few seconds at a time) and the fact that I finished under the goal I set for myself. At first I set a goal of 50 minutes but I knew that was a little high since I can walk a 5K that fast. I set a more realistic, "challenging" goal of 40 minutes. I am proud to say that I came it at 38:56. One minute and four seconds to spare. WooHoo! I was so excited after I was done that I couldn't wait to tell everyone and anyone who would listen, aside from strangers. :)

Next up, I'm running a 3.5 mile race with some work colleagues as part of the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge in June. I'm looking forward to doing more training (outdoors this time) and hopefully improving my time. Anyone else running any races coming up? We can cheer each other on, virtually or not.
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  • JRIMM4
    Congrats on beating your goal time, that's really awesome!! Doing the C25K program is on my list of goals for the next year.

    2776 days ago
    I so want to start running 5k's but Im just not there yet. Me and the elliptical are having a love affair. Figure I can get lots of weight off that way. It is low impact and will get me ready for the running. Btw woohoo! Im soooo happy you are doing great. emoticon
    2778 days ago

    That's amazing!!! Congrats!! thats an awesome time!!!! I'm running a 5K in about a month and I hope to get it under 40 minutes by race day. Here's hoping!
    2779 days ago
  • TISHA80
    I'm starting to add some jogging in with my walking, but I can't jog very long. I hope to run a race eventually.
    2779 days ago
    That's great! I hope to be doing some running soon...
    2779 days ago
    I am so happy, happy, happy for you! Congratulations! You set your mind towards a goal and stuck with it! You did all the work you needed to do and YOU DID IT! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Nice job!
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