Monday, October 17, 2011

Running My First 5K

About six weeks ago I was talking with some of my friends after exercise class.

"So we'll meet this Saturday to go running," they said. "Come running with us we're training for a 5K."

No way I thought- running is not my thing and I have never even ran more than a mile in my life.

But somehow by the end of that conversation I had agreed to at least come that Saturday and see how it went. And well- let's admit it, I am way too competitive and pretty stubborn so I knew I was in for the long haul.

Six weeks of training and yesterday was the big race.

We posed for pictures before- and yes we matched on purposeWe joined the big crowd-
Then we were off!

My official time hasn't been posted yet- and I missed it when I finished-- but I came in right around 34 minutes- so I was very happy with that for my first 5K. Post Race- we did it! The girl next to me came in third for our age category

37 comments:

  1. Congrats! That's awesome, good for you!

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  2. Oh and the video...way cool! I like the end credits..."and emily again"...too funny.

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  3. YAY!!!! You did really great!!! Now you're going to be addicted. :o) You'll keep signing up for these things and trying to beat your time.

    BTW - I love the video!!! Did you make that yourself?!?

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  4. Yay for you! I don't think I could run a race.

    Love the video!

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  5. Em!!! You are so awesome!!! And I always love your videos!!

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  6. That's fantastic!!! Way to go!!

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  7. Wow, congrats! I'm not good at running either. I can walk though. :)

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  8. YAY!!!! I love to run. It's my excuse so I can eat all that cheesecake, or that's what I tell myself anyway! Congrats!!!

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  9. Great job! What a big accomplishment!

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  10. I love that video! Congrats!!

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  11. Love the video. And can I just say, you rock my world. I don't think I could do this.

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  12. Congratulations on your 5k! What a great feeling! The pictures of you and your friends are so cute!

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  13. Congratulations on your 5k! What a great feeling! The pictures of you and your friends are so cute!

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  14. How awesome!! Congratulations!~

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  15. YAY for you! That is awesome...and you look pretty good for just running a 5k in your after race shot!

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  16. You ROCK girl!! Congratulations!!

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  17. Great job!!

    And I love your little movie trailer!

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  18. WooHoo! Okay, that's crazy impressive! And not just because I'm super lazy.

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  19. You are awesome! I could not run to the end of my driveway - forgot about a K...or 5. Congrats!

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  20. let the addiction begin!!! (i think i already told you that on fb)

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  21. Whoa girl, that's soooooo fantastic! You must be in great shape. I supsect this won't be the last by a long shot.

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  22. Yay for you!! You should be super proud of youself!

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  23. Awesome video, Emily. SO MUCH FUN !!!
    Hooray...you look fab!

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  24. 34 minutes?! Holy cow girl, you ROCKED your first 5K! And how stinkin' cute you look in your turquoise shirt and black leggings. Remind me that if we ever meet and go for a run (well run for me, walk for you-seeing as how blazin' fast you are) that I need to buy a running wardrobe.

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  25. Oh and your video?! Oh my gosh, you are multi-talented. I am SO impressed with you!

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  26. Great job, Emmy! Awesome pictures and you look great! :)

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  27. Oh yay! Congrats!!! You inspire me to run a 5k!

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  28. I am like you-- never run a mile in my life!! I'm so proud of you!! I have no idea what the average time is to run a 5K, but the fact that you did it and finished is Awesome!! Your friend was 3rd for your group is AH.MAZ.ING!

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  29. How awesome! Congrats on your first 5k!!

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  30. Congrats, Em!! I want to say, 'you can say stick it to anyone who said you couldn't run because of your heart'... but say it in a nice way ;)

    Super proud of you!

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  31. SO happy and proud for you. I can't see the video right now, but can't wait to see it. Woo hoo for you!!!!

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