Attempted a 2 Mile Run for the first time

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shadow2soul
shadow2soul Posts: 7,692 Member
My local YMCA hosts monthly runs. They vary in length and always have a theme to them. I have been working up to being able to run a 5k, so I thought I'd try this months run. The theme was "Run with Mom" for Mothers Day. Mom's didn't have to pay a registration fee and were given flowers at the end.

Anyway, as the thread title says, I attempted it. I was able to run the majority of it (1.5 miles to be exact), but I struggled at the end.

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Ya that hill you see everyone coming down...well you had to go back up it to finish

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As soon as the sign ups are put out, I'm going to register for the June 5k Art Run and see how I do with that.

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  • jgnatca
    jgnatca Posts: 14,464 Member
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    Thumbs-up lady! I struggle at the end, too.
  • GrandmaJackie
    GrandmaJackie Posts: 35,831 Member
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    That's awesome!!!!!!!!!
  • Charisma_Black
    Charisma_Black Posts: 87 Member
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    Amazing! You should be so proud :) Love the photo of you both super cute!
  • K_saine
    K_saine Posts: 58 Member
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    Good Luck with the next run! Keep in mind you're running farther than a lot of people are!! Keep up the good work!
  • mk2fit
    mk2fit Posts: 730 Member
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    Great job!
  • mistikal13
    mistikal13 Posts: 1,457 Member
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    Props for even trying, and it gets easier with time. Don't give up!
  • Reg4502
    Reg4502 Posts: 32 Member
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    Awesome!!! You always have to start somewhere and each time you will get better and stronger. Before you know it will be running a 10k, then a half marathon!
  • angelexperiment
    angelexperiment Posts: 1,917 Member
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    Great job!
  • amcabee1
    amcabee1 Posts: 2 Member
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    Yay for you!!! I have found that finishing a race, even if I struggle, gives me confidence and the motivation I need to keep going!!
  • shadow2soul
    shadow2soul Posts: 7,692 Member
    edited May 2015
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    Thanks everyone :flowerforyou:
    I can run 3 miles; had just done it earlier in the week in 27 mins. However I don't typically run up hills or while pushing a stroller. Those two things definitely increased the difficulty for me. As such I'm happy with what I did but also a little disappointed that I wasn't able to do more. It does however give me something to work towards.
  • hrayala
    hrayala Posts: 73 Member
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    Pushing a stroller makes a HUGE difference doesn't it?! Way to go!!
  • tcbutler8627
    tcbutler8627 Posts: 279 Member
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    That's still a good run!!! Good job and keep at it!! Yep, now you know what you need to do to get where you want to be.
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