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MONTREAL12 Posts: 4,169
4/22/12 11:08 A

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JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (220,952)
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4/22/12 12:06 A

Hey, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

JANEKGETTINGFIT Posts: 200
4/21/12 10:20 P

Way to go!.........you should be proud! The main thing is you tried to do it. I would encourage anyone to just try, even if you have to walk some of it.

DEEANN8 Posts: 5,122
4/21/12 9:26 P

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FITWITHIN SparkPoints: (273,483)
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4/21/12 9:16 P

Excellent job and time! emoticon on your 5k! emoticon

LUCKYREDNJ Posts: 185
4/21/12 8:08 P

Congrats!!!!! I'm training now to run one this summer!

BAZZAM86 SparkPoints: (911)
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4/21/12 5:15 P

That's awesome. My goal is to run a 5k this fall. I first started my weight at almost 270. Last summer I walked 3.3 miles everyday to build up my stamina now Im down to 232, and feel im almost ready to start walking/jogging. I also found the 5k program thing on this site, and will start it monday.

Its nice to see someone accomplish their goals. :)

SCAREWALDORF SparkPoints: (60,467)
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4/21/12 4:59 P

WICKED! Nicely done

IAMAGEMLOVER Posts: 23,335
4/21/12 4:57 P

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That is really great. I know of someone else that ran her 1st 5K and she framed her number and her certificate.

MOMMADOT630 Posts: 5,336
4/21/12 4:55 P

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KRISTEN_SAYS SparkPoints: (73,366)
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4/21/12 4:54 P

Congrats!

RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
4/21/12 2:46 P

Awesome story. Congrats. Great to share it with your family.

BANKER-CHUCK Posts: 5,602
4/21/12 1:40 P

Good for you. I remember my 1st 5K, we did about the same time. My 1st was May 2009. I have a few more under my belt now and plan to put in a few more this year.
Keep up the good work.

MLAN613 SparkPoints: (155,977)
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4/21/12 12:14 P

Congratulations! What a great way to celebrate to new and improved you! And welcome to the wonderful world of racing.

JASTAMPER11 SparkPoints: (57,069)
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4/21/12 10:17 A

Yeah, way to go. Very proud of you.

MARANATHA32 Posts: 856
4/21/12 9:34 A

Fabulous! emoticon emoticon Proud of you! emoticon

JEANNEBOYD1 Posts: 482
4/21/12 9:12 A

congratulations!

MYTURN11 SparkPoints: (92,575)
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4/21/12 9:11 A

Congratulations on running your 1st 5k and that is an awesome time!!! WooHoo - you are a rock star and keep up the great work!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

DESTINYSCHOICE Posts: 41
4/21/12 8:48 A

I ran my 1st 5K race last weekend! I think that the reality of it is still sinking in.The fact that I entered a 5K and ran MOST of it...me? Really?? I never, ever would have imagined that 1 year ago when I was at my highest weight of 250lbs.
It was amazing and I did better than I expected...time was 37:16. Best time prior to the race was 43 minutes. I teared up towards the finish line, as my hubby and son were waiting there and cheering. Words cannot describe that feeling...=). My hubby even said that he teared up when he saw me round the corner towards the finish line! How sweet is that?

So, I post this to express my thoughts, cause I felt like I needed to get them down on paper. But also, to help inspire anyone else that may training for a 5K. I started with the Couch 2 5K which was a great app to help get started running. I had never tried running before.
So if this is a goal for you, just get started...Keep going, do what you can do, don't compare your pace, time to anyone else. Just be in awe of yourself that you are out there doing this. It is one amazing accomplishment and it will feel that way!!

Thank for letting me share!
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