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Completed my first 5K!!!

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I did it guys I completed my first 5k big shout out to Shaun T's Insanity for helping to build my endurance I have never been a long distant runner more like 4x4 relay's and 100yd dash is all I have ever done til today. I have been working on the C25K running program I made it up to week 4 day 1 before the race today.Now I have done something I thought I would never be able to do I have prove to myself whatever you want in life you can have it's just up to you and how bad do you want it!!! Next time I am going to work on my time because I had a slow steady pace this time but I never stopped and walked so I am proud of that!!

I am so happy that I found this sight it has been a great help with all the support I have received and a great guide to taking my life back!!

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  • khskr1
    khskr1 Posts: 392
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    That's Awesome!!! You go with your bad self!!
  • nakrya
    nakrya Posts: 191
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    I did it guys I completed my first 5k big shout out to Shaun T's Insanity for helping to build my endurance I have never been a long distant runner more like 4x4 relay's and 100yd dash is all I have ever done til today. I have been working on the C25K running program I made it up to week 4 day 1 before the race today.Now I have done something I thought I would never be able to do I have prove to myself whatever you want in life you can have it's just up to you and how bad do you want it!!! Next time I am going to work on my time because I had a slow steady pace this time but I never stopped and walked so I am proud of that!!

    I am so happy that I found this sight it has been a great help with all the support I have received and a great guide to taking my life back!!

    That is awesome!! Congrats! I did my first 10k last month and it was the best feeling in the world. I'm doing a 5k at the end of this month just for the fun of it. Once you start, you really can't stop :happy: .
  • July24Lioness
    July24Lioness Posts: 2,399 Member
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    Congrats!!! I haven't done any long distance running since I got out of the military.
  • FocusPlease
    FocusPlease Posts: 59 Member
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    Congratulations!! Quite a few years back I did the same thing. Lived near a bay area where there were regular 5K competitions, so I decided to try one a month and try to improve my time with each one. I was never concerned with winning the race, just improving my own time. I think after about 6 or 8 of them I had a difference of 12 min/mi to my best time which was 7:50/mi.

    So I am soooooo happy for you and encouraged by you to keep on track! Great job!!!:happy: :happy:
  • NewImprovedCnbethea1
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    I did it guys I completed my first 5k big shout out to Shaun T's Insanity for helping to build my endurance I have never been a long distant runner more like 4x4 relay's and 100yd dash is all I have ever done til today. I have been working on the C25K running program I made it up to week 4 day 1 before the race today.Now I have done something I thought I would never be able to do I have prove to myself whatever you want in life you can have it's just up to you and how bad do you want it!!! Next time I am going to work on my time because I had a slow steady pace this time but I never stopped and walked so I am proud of that!!

    I am so happy that I found this sight it has been a great help with all the support I have received and a great guide to taking my life back!!

    That is awesome!! Congrats! I did my first 10k last month and it was the best feeling in the world. I'm doing a 5k at the end of this month just for the fun of it. Once you start, you really can't stop :happy: .

    Congrats on your 10K maybe I will one day!!!! Keep up the awesome job I definately see me doing it again and again!!
  • FocusPlease
    FocusPlease Posts: 59 Member
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    I noticed your goals are/have been similar to mine--friend me if you like, and we can keep cheering each other to our goals.

    Take care!
  • NewImprovedCnbethea1
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    Thanks everyone it is definately a great feeling!!! If anyone would have asked me 3mnths ago I would have replied I don't do running!!:laugh:
  • sheilagr31
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    I did a 5k today too in 40 min. Goal, work on 30 mins and start training for 10k! Keep up the good work!
    :flowerforyou:
  • Jay_83
    Jay_83 Posts: 446
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    Congrats! You must be so proud!!:bigsmile:
    I did my first half marathon last weekend, so I know how you are feelin right now.:flowerforyou: :bigsmile:
  • dontpanic1984
    dontpanic1984 Posts: 82 Member
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    Congratulations! My friend just did her second 5k and beat the time from her first by 4 minutes. It'll keep on getting better and easier.
  • Thinwithin2010
    Thinwithin2010 Posts: 166 Member
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    Oh ! What a great accomplishment!!!!!!!:smile:
  • kylielouttit
    kylielouttit Posts: 512 Member
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    Yay! I did my first one back in March and I was so, so proud! I even ran up the crazy hill at the end! My finish time was 31:44 or something like that.

    Good for you!
  • DanielMiller
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    Congrats. I did a 5k today and am on tap for a five mile tonight. Benefits go for cancer. I only hope to do as well as you and finish without stopping too. Great Job!
  • NewImprovedCnbethea1
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    I did a 5k today too in 40 min. Goal, work on 30 mins and start training for 10k! Keep up the good work!
    :flowerforyou:

    Congrats to you as well I finished in 40:44 and the next time I am looking to finish in a much lesser time as well!!! Here's to us:flowerforyou:
  • NewImprovedCnbethea1
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    Yay! I did my first one back in March and I was so, so proud! I even ran up the crazy hill at the end! My finish time was 31:44 or something like that.

    Good for you!

    Awesome job and time hoping to be closer to that my next time out!!! I know it was a wonderful moment for you, as I felt on top of the world today!!
  • NewImprovedCnbethea1
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    Thanks everyone today marks one of the proudest days in my life!!!
  • Elizabeth_King21
    Elizabeth_King21 Posts: 20 Member
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    Congrats!!!!! That is a huge feat. Way to go. You are inspiring!:happy:
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