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My first official "I'm going to run this" 5k race is in exactly one week.  I started out, I guess about 10 weeks ago and couldn't run for more than 60 seconds without thinking I was dying.  But I've kept on and today I had set a goal for 2.75 miles.  I was going to go a total of 4 miles, so I walked 1/4 mile and then started running.  When I was creeping up on 3 miles, which would have been my stopping point for running, I started to think about a really good friend of mine.  She runs and has told me that lately when she has trouble finishing a run, she thinks of me and pushes herself to keep going.  It also happens to be her birthday.  So I thought, "You know what?  Happy Birthday, pal... It's payback time."

And I ran 3.1 miles.  My first 5k!  For my friend =)

I'm actually kind of glad I did it today, when I was all alone, because I was pretty emotional about it and I prefer to be like that when I'm not in a crowd of people like I will be next weekend.  LOL

by on May. 19, 2013 at 9:24 PM
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fourandhoping
by Member on May. 20, 2013 at 3:12 PM

way to go!!!!!!!!

 

what a huge milestone.  Best luck with your race.

Monsita
by Bronze Member on May. 20, 2013 at 5:08 PM

I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!

Thanks for inspiring me!

she-ra2000
by Member on May. 20, 2013 at 10:46 PM

That's great!!!

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