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First Charity 5K

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Even better: my daughter, 9, ran with my husband. I thought the course was up and back, and I planned on getting in 2 miles or so "batting cleanup" if my daughter wanted to walk with Mom as she tired of running with Dad. I was almost to the midpoint when I realized no one was coming back along the same route, so I finished the loop. My DD and hubby had pace about 11 minute miles. My time? about 55 minutes. I'm happy as I haven't been seriously walking or running for about a month due to back injuries. Super positive experience. The money went to local families affected by a shooting spree a month ago. My neighborhood street full of a thousand+ runners, all supporting these families. Amazing. A coworker who'd just completed C25K ran, beaming at her accomplishments. She even mentioned a sprint tri next summer. With walking to the race, the race itself, and back home, we covered 4.8 miles!! Which doesn't make a 10K seem as impossible for me to accomplish at some future date. Last May, I was swimming in a sea of "I can'ts" in my personal dialog with myself. So, I signed up for a sprint tri, trained, finished. I plan to do the same tri next year (it's right here in our town, not 2-3 hours away as most are). Guess I'll keep a lookout for a nearby 10K, too! Hope you have as much fun blowing past your perceived limitations as I have!
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  • KAYLA0041
    emoticon GREAT JOB. It is amazing how much we can accomplish when we stop telling ourselves that we can't do it. You did fantastic! So very proud of you!!!!
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    emoticon emoticon Sorry i'm still only emoticon emoticon , but maybe 1 day I will catch up to you! emoticon Great job emoticon emoticon
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