Recap of my first 5K!!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

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♥.•*¨-:¦:-. ;.•.♥ * Well, I did it! * ♥.•*¨-:¦:-. ;.•.
…•*¨-:¦:-.;.•.♥* I ran my first 5K* ♥.•*¨)•*¨-:¦:-.
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This past Saturday my sister and I ran our first 5K race.
The run was down the beach. It was a very nice scenic route!
The only downside was the weather. It was a little chilly for me!
A local priest gave us the sweetest blessing.
**I needed that! Haha**
And off we went!!!!!!!!!!!
The first half of the course had the wind just pushing right against us!
**deep breaths, deep breaths…get my breathing under control***
We had a great little cheering section (parentals and my brother in law)
And it was so much fun to see them keep popping up along the course!
**I think someone should have videoed them, screaming and waving
to us and then running to the car to catch us again, they popped up
like 4 times! **
Once we reached the boardwalk, the wind decreased and it was
soooo beautiful. That was my favorite part of the run!
**to be running along the beach like that, especially that beach
… I pretty much grew up there...was such a great experience**
The last stretch was fun because you can see and hear ppl cheering!
**of course there was our cheering section!! They really kept me
So, we did it! We RAN the entire race too! I’m soo happy that I was
able to experience this was my sister! **♥♥ Love you! ♥♥ You are the best! You are a constant inspiration to me! You are an incredible, sister, Mommy♥ and friend! You are beautiful inside, out and upside down!**

So, where do we go from here? Well, we have our sights set on a
Mini triathlon this summer and half marathon in Miami next year!

I really appreciate all the love ♥, support and encouragement from all
of you! YOU believed in me, when I wasn’t so sure! But, just proves
we CAN accomplish ANYTHING if we really want!!

Have a beautiful week!!!
.`·.¸.·´ Hugs,
¸.·´¸.·´¨) ¸.·*¨)Karen
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ps...there are some pictures on my page:)
I had wanted to put them in this blog,
but, it was not cooperating!!
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  • no profile photo CD4162362
    AWESOME!!! I'm so happy for you! Great job on completing your goal.

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    4032 days ago
  • KATL940
    My first 5k of the season will be on May 22. I enjoy doing these so much. I got my nephew going with me last year and now I have two nephews joining me this year. Their enthusiasm keeps me motivated. I hope to eventually be able to run the entire length but until then Ill keep going. Did you watch Biggest Loser last night? The inspiration was just seeing all these people finish their first 5k!! I loved seeing your pics, keep up the great work. emoticon
    4074 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4388863

    Way to Go! I am so proud of you for finishing your first of many 5 K's!!! I had no doubt you could do it. I noticed you are in the Zumba challenge as I am. I need the kick in the pants to get me going again. I've been slacking during tax crunch time. LOL

    Not only are you doing great, but it seems you are enjoying the journey which is awesome!


    Deb in Florida
    4098 days ago
    wow congrats
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    4103 days ago
  • LDY_ALI_79
    emoticon I told you that you could do it! emoticon

    Take care~
    4103 days ago
    Totally awsome!! Picture perfect day!!
    4103 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4442701
    Well done!
    4103 days ago
    Awesome job! I am so proud of you!
    4104 days ago
    awesome job lady! I finished my first 5k on Saturday too.
    4104 days ago
    Thanks for the recap and details of the run, sounds like it was a wonderful experience. I knew you could do it!!! emoticon emoticon
    4104 days ago
    Awesome!!!! Congratulations on your first 5K!!!! I am gearing up to run one with my daughter. How exciting that you could run with your sister and have such an enthusiastic cheering crowd!

    Go you!!!!!

    4104 days ago
    GREAT JOB on your first 5K! Woohoo!!!!!!!
    4104 days ago
    Awww Karen! I am sooo proud of you!!! I felt the joy and accomplishment in your blog and I have to say it brought tears to my eyes!! I thought about you this weekend and was curious to know how it went, even though I knew without a doubt that you would make it to the end! It's awesome that you and your sis did this together and that your family came to support you!!
    I am so HAPPY for you my friend!!
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    4104 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1425027
    Great job!!!!!!!! and YES, you CAN acheive what you set your mind, and heart, to!!!!!!!!

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    4104 days ago
    Congrats on running your first 5k! I'll be running my first on 4/17. What ended up being your final race time?
    4104 days ago
    You should have sent me TISSUES with that blog!! You know I'm crying over here... my boss and co workers already think I'm on stress overload -
    if they see me crying AGAIN they might ship me right down to our health services department!! LOL

    emoticon swim, emoticon bike, emoticon run...here we come! =)

    emoticon ya, Jo =)
    4104 days ago
  • ROSIE777
    You did it my dear friend I am so proud of you. emoticon
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    .`•.¸.•´ ♥ Be Blessed, *`*•.¸¸.•♥
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    4104 days ago
    You may have doubted yourself but we never did. This is such an accomplishment and you did it in great Karen style - with happiness and joy and delight. It seems like so much of your spirit is positive that it just radiates out from you - it makes me want to start running. And I love your goals - the way you are challenging yourself. Way to go Karen - you are now officially and athlete - a runner - Woot.
    4104 days ago
    I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! I wish I could have been there to cheer you on! I really admire you for doing this! I hope to run this one day......SO HAPPY FOR YOU emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Way to go!
    4104 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/29/2010 10:28:59 AM
    YOU. GO. GIRL.
    4104 days ago
  • KARVY09
    Awesome! Congrats on your race! And very cool about the mini tri and half plans! You are a runner!
    4104 days ago
    WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    4104 days ago
  • VICD25
    4104 days ago
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