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Thursday, July 16, 2015

So today is the first day i began training for a 5K. Not that I have signed up for one, or even found one i want to sign up for, but I'm working on it anyway. I don't usually run, im not a fan, but I'm going to give it a shot. I did a 5 min warmup at 3.5 walking, then 15 min at 4.5 jogging. Then i had to take a break, 3 min at 3.5 again. Then i decided i was feeling extra energized, so i pushed back up to 5.0 running. I told myself i had to do at least 10 minutes at 5 mph. Well, 10 minutes came and went, and vegore i knew it it was over!!! I did it! I stood there on the treadmill in the middle of the gym and cried(just a little, but still). My time for my first 5K: 41:42!! I feel so accomplished! Hoping to take off 2 minutes by next week, but i will be happy with every second i can take off each week. Thanks for reading Spark family! I love you guys!
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    1637 days ago
    it's such a great feeling to run a race for the first time

    go get 'em!
    1651 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. You have to make you #1 and tell yourself that you are worth it. If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of anyone else. Good luck with the 5K, it is good to have a goal in place. You can do it! We are here to help! Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon
    1651 days ago
    1651 days ago
    That's fantastic! I too have committed to running my first 5K this year with a friend. I did the SP Couch to 5K program and now am running on my own. I can finish in just under 40 min which I'm happy with but will continue to try and improve. I'm not interested in winning any races, just in finishing. But not being last would be nice too LOL

    Lots of luck.

    1652 days ago
    Good for you! emoticon
    1652 days ago
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