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5/27/09 11:48 A

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I am running my first 5k June 20th!! I am so excited! So Nervous!!
I've never ran before in my life, always told myself "I couldn't run". Well, I'm running!!!! :)

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5/10/09 3:34 P

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Did my second 5K this morning, a Mother's Day 5K, all women! Finished in 36 min and 5 seconds. Would have been a few seconds less but had to stop and re-tie my shoe half way through! emoticon

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Thanks for that encouragement I am going to do some research today to find one. I will keep you posted.

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Hey, don't worry - i did my first 5k all alone, everyone bailed on me too. I was afraid but i told myself - to heck with everyone else - i'm doing this for myself and you can and should do it yourself - you'll be so proud of yourself! emoticon

You only have one life and the more baggage you have the shorter the trip!

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If i give up when i fall; i will never achieve success - the road to success is paved with all the bumps we have in the road...

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I have to go and find one and sign up for one both of my running partners are pregnant and it is really taking a toll on my running. LOL. So I will just have to suck it up and do my first one all by myself. So sad LOL

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Awesome job for all those that just completed their first 5K!!!! When is your next one? I sign up for my second one and it is on May 16th!!! I have found it is such a great motivation to keep running. Lets all beat our first times!!!

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Finished my first 5k today - finished in 38 mins and i felt great. So good to accomplish a fitness goal - i have only been a spark member since feb20/09 but with all the support - anything is possible and i'm proof of that.

You only have one life and the more baggage you have the shorter the trip!

GREAT THINGS ARE PERFORMED NOT BY STRENGTH BUT BY PERSERVERANCE


If i give up when i fall; i will never achieve success - the road to success is paved with all the bumps we have in the road...

First Half Marathon Sept 26/2010
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Goal 2011
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Be consistent with my fitness goals.
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4/24/09 11:42 A

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I've signed up for the "Run For Your Rights" 5k in Seattle, May 9th. All proceeds go towards Naral: Prochoice Washington, but I'm super excited, it's going to be my first!

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Great job BOBBIECORLIS! It's such a great feeling to complete a race and even greater feeling to be faster than you thought. Congrats!

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4/18/09 2:49 P

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Finished my first 5K this morning in 43:00, that is 2 minutes better than what I was going for.

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4/18/09 11:07 A

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I am doing a 5K on Mother's Day! It is all women and I am so excited. emoticon

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4/17/09 6:21 P

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Well - my first 5k is sun april 26/09 and i think i'm ready. Today, i did a practice 5k 3.10 miles in 45.03 mins, avg speed 4.1 and pace 14.25 = that's 5 mins faster than last week and speed up .2 and pace up from 14.56 to 14.25!!! I'm so psyched - i found some info another 5k may 30 and another june 7. i signed up for them today!!! Good luck everyone and keep on running ! Laura emoticon

You only have one life and the more baggage you have the shorter the trip!

GREAT THINGS ARE PERFORMED NOT BY STRENGTH BUT BY PERSERVERANCE


If i give up when i fall; i will never achieve success - the road to success is paved with all the bumps we have in the road...

First Half Marathon Sept 26/2010
2hr and 57 mins

Goal 2011
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2 5k
2 10k
Be consistent with my fitness goals.
Don't binge eat - when injuries happen. <


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4/17/09 4:35 P

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I just added another 5K to my list this year. I have "Run for the Cure" on May 30th.

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4/17/09 12:38 A

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Way to Go Betty925, You finished is all that should matter!! Hope your able to do the next one this Saturday, That way you can aim at beating your own Personal record. Hang in there, Everyone was a slow runner at first, I am also a slow runner, everytime I try to up the pace I get a huge cramp in my right side.

I'm pretty nervous for my FIRST 5k in 8 days!! I ran today for 25 straight minutes so I think I should be ok.



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2/27/09- Completed the C25K
3/4/09 - Ran 3 miles on treadmill in 34.22 minutes
4/25/09 - My FIRST 5k Run 36:13 whoop,whoop
10/25/09 5k- 38:38 oops
4/17/10 2nd annual april run 39:20, Didn't train did horrible but finished the Race!!


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4/15/09 4:44 P

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Way to Go BETTY925 you finished your first 5K!!! How great is that!! Now they will only get easier from here, keep up the great work!!

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~Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.~ William Arthur Ward


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4/15/09 4:12 P

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Thought I would give an update on my first 5K. All I can say is....I finished. It was a very small race. Probably about only 50 people or so. It was actually harder than I thought and I kind of got bummed about coming in "last." It made me almost want to not do it again. But just almost. I am going to hang in there. There is another 5K this Sat. but am not sure I can participate but if there is any way I can, I will. I have to keep telling myself that all those "fast" people were slow at one time or another. ha ha.
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12/04/10 St. Jude Half Marathon - 3:07
05/01/10 Cotton Classic 10K - 1:23:06
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4/14/09 9:00 P

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my first 5k is next Saturday April 25th.

"Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, but Today is a Gift"


2/27/09- Completed the C25K
3/4/09 - Ran 3 miles on treadmill in 34.22 minutes
4/25/09 - My FIRST 5k Run 36:13 whoop,whoop
10/25/09 5k- 38:38 oops
4/17/10 2nd annual april run 39:20, Didn't train did horrible but finished the Race!!


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4/13/09 12:49 P

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These are the races I am registered for so far this year.

April 18th Great Lakes Loons Pennant Race 5K
Midland, MI

April 25th Running Wild 5K Run
Lapeer, MI

May 23rd Alma Highland Festival 5K Run
Alma, MI

June 16th Lilac Festival 10K Walk
Mackinac Island, MI

August 22nd Crim Festival of Races 8K Run
Flint, MI

September 12th Mackinac Island 8 Mile Run/Walk
Mackinac Island, MI

October 24th Mackinac Island 5.7 Mile Run
Mackinac Island, MI

I am hoping to get a few more in than what is listed but its a start.

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4/10/09 1:47 P

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My 1st one will be on Apr. 26th at 9am...so excited

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My 1st one will be on Apr. 26th at 9am...so excited

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4/6/09 6:23 P

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my first 5k is on may9th. with a goal in mind exercising is easy

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3/17/09 11:10 A

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My next 5K is on Saturday, March 28. Proceeds go to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

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3/16/09 12:08 P

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My first 5K in 18 years is March 28th in Barrington, RI. I then have one a week after that (4/5/09) and another one two weeks after that one (4/18/09). Based on my training times, I am aiming to come in under 33 minutes for the first one and work it from there. My times 18 years ago were much better than that but I was 18 years younger and over 40 pounds lighter! I don't know if I will be able to get to a low 6 minute mile pace for a 5K again but I'm going to give it a shot!

Conan

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2009 Best 5K: 24:42
2009 Best Mile: 7:45
2015 Best 5k: 26:53

Last Road Races

Irish Festival 5k
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Get Steppin' 5k
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Colleen Celia Mem 5K
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Little Compton 4.8 Mile
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Billington Memorial 5K
26:53 (8:40 pace)

Colt State Park 5k Trail
28:47 (9:15 pace)

5/9/15 Run for the Water 8k/5mi


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3/15/09 12:06 P

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My first 5k is March 28th




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3/12/09 10:53 P

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My first 5k is April 25, 2009, I finished the C25K on 2/27/09 I'm pretty excited. My goal is to cross the finish line, not going to set a time limit goal just want to make it!

"Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, but Today is a Gift"


2/27/09- Completed the C25K
3/4/09 - Ran 3 miles on treadmill in 34.22 minutes
4/25/09 - My FIRST 5k Run 36:13 whoop,whoop
10/25/09 5k- 38:38 oops
4/17/10 2nd annual april run 39:20, Didn't train did horrible but finished the Race!!


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3/3/09 11:06 P

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Good luck JR! Can't wait to hear how it went. My first one is May 9!

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3/3/09 11:06 P

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Good luck JR! Can't wait to hear how it went. My first one is May 9!

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3/3/09 4:02 P

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3/1/09 6:46 A

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Good Luck with your race JRMurray.

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Always leave enough room in your LIFE to do something that makes you happy, satisfied or even joyous.
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Run a 5K!
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Just imagine all of us SP are cheering you on! emoticon

You only have one life and the more baggage you have the shorter the trip!

GREAT THINGS ARE PERFORMED NOT BY STRENGTH BUT BY PERSERVERANCE


If i give up when i fall; i will never achieve success - the road to success is paved with all the bumps we have in the road...

First Half Marathon Sept 26/2010
2hr and 57 mins

Goal 2011
2-3 half marathons
2 5k
2 10k
Be consistent with my fitness goals.
Don't binge eat - when injuries happen. <


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2/28/09 7:36 P

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I'm one week from my first 5K! The APSO Power Run in Trussville, Alabama (about 15 minutes NE of Birmingham). I'm excited and I hope to jog/waddle the whole thing! That's my goal anyway.

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I'll keep encouraging you to do it and vice versa emoticon

You only have one life and the more baggage you have the shorter the trip!

GREAT THINGS ARE PERFORMED NOT BY STRENGTH BUT BY PERSERVERANCE


If i give up when i fall; i will never achieve success - the road to success is paved with all the bumps we have in the road...

First Half Marathon Sept 26/2010
2hr and 57 mins

Goal 2011
2-3 half marathons
2 5k
2 10k
Be consistent with my fitness goals.
Don't binge eat - when injuries happen. <


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2/27/09 7:11 A

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Hi i've just registered for the race for life, in cardiff uk, on the 31st may....this will be my first one. I registered the past 2 years but due to illness i couldnt take part, but this year i am determined to compete, i'd like to run if i can....

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I haven't told anyone - there is a 5k race in Chatham, Ont. Canada I think it is in end march or early april - and I hope, want, my goal to jog/walk if I have to: to do it!!!

You only have one life and the more baggage you have the shorter the trip!

GREAT THINGS ARE PERFORMED NOT BY STRENGTH BUT BY PERSERVERANCE


If i give up when i fall; i will never achieve success - the road to success is paved with all the bumps we have in the road...

First Half Marathon Sept 26/2010
2hr and 57 mins

Goal 2011
2-3 half marathons
2 5k
2 10k
Be consistent with my fitness goals.
Don't binge eat - when injuries happen. <


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My first 5k is on March 28th. I just want to do it under an 1 hour!

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2/25/09 10:11 A

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Good Luck with your race!

Jerseygirl318
Always leave enough room in your LIFE to do something that makes you happy, satisfied or even joyous.
Paul Hawken...

Goals!
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Run a 5K!
Control my eating!







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My 5K is in about a month. It's only the second one I've ever done and I'm excited. My only goal (other than finishing) is to beat the time from my first one - 40:00.

Anybody else have 5k's coming up?

~ Tammy ~

"Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results."


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