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I've been putting off writing this, but since my last post(whoops)was dripping negativity, I thought I'd share some goodness.

Once upon a time, I took up running. It went something like this.

"Hubby, I want running shoes for my birthday this year."

"Why?"

"Because I want to start running."

*laughs* "You'll never use them."

"Screw you. Yes, I will."

Okay, so it was four months later before I actually RAN in the running shoes I got for my birthday, but four months later is not never, so THERE. I actually put them on and putzed around my block sometime last October, back when a mile and a half seemed like a huge distance, and I couldn't run even that. I remember distinctly what I did last Thanksgiving, because I put my dressing in the oven and went out 'running.' My run that day was a whole whopping two miles, and I couldn't run more than five minutes at a time without walking. I don't know what made me keep trying, but I did, and that's why I have a race to report.

My first ever 5k race under here. )

Short story. Ran my first 5k in very poor fashion. Finished in 28:30. Lived to run another day.

Here's the link I promised the charity this race benefited. Mercy Project. According to the race coordinator, the race raised over 7000 dollars, which would free about 7 of these children from slavery. That's something to be thankful for, for sure.
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For those of you who are interested, I posted a race report over here in the runner's community.

It got long and rambly as most of my posts do. :P

Hope everyone's having an awesome weekend.
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I ran my 10 mile road race this morning in 1 hr 41 minutes and 40 seconds. That's a 10:10 min/mile pace. So I'm tickled with that. I was aiming for under 1 hour 50.

Now, I'm gonna hang out and watch Veronica Mars on Netflix. LOL.

No pics this time, cuz hubby had to stay home and feed the ponies. But I met some new cool people. :D
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This is just a quick report, because I'm tired, and I'm going to take a nap before I write up a full report. But here it is:

I ran 10k, which is 6.2 miles. My tier of goal were as follows:

Goal 1) Run the entire race.
Accomplished. I did walk about fifty feet at each water stop just to keep the water from sloshing all over, but that's to be expected, and I don't think it affected my overall time very much.

Goal 2) Come in at around 1hour 10mins. (About an 11min/mile pace) I've mostly been training at around 12:00min/mile, and only within the last month have I stepped it up. I thought I might could run a 10:00 pace for the course, but I had no idea what the course was like or what race nerves would do to me, so I aimed for around 11:00min/mile. And no, that's not fast. LOL.

Goal 3) If it turned out I felt like I could run faster, I'd like to come in under 1h 5 mins.

Goal 4) Pie in the sky, if they spike the water with metachlorians and I run the race on Jedi mind power alone, come in under 1hour. (Still not fast. The fastest male came in at 37minutes! Fastest woman was something like 42minutes.)

My time: 1hour, 02 minutes, 40 seconds.

So, Yay!

I also won a door prize. Since it was a run through the vineyard at the Mesina Hof Winery, I got a bottle of sparkling grape juice. LOL. Actually, some other dude won it, but he already left, so they re-drew. Go me!

Full report with pictures to come...

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