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30 June, 2011

I did it!

As you all know, I have been training to run 5k's.  I have run 4 so far, and each race I have set a goal to do better than the previous race.  For example, after walking a small portion of my first 5k, I set the goal to completely run my next one.  Then my next goals were to increase my pace and bring down my time from each race.  Well, I had a race on Tuesday night and this time I set the goal to run it as close to 30 minutes as possible.

Here I'm waiting for the race to start...

This is just past the halfway point of the race.  I ran the first mile in 9:26 (my best mile ever!) and I was so pumped.  I knew this was going to be a record setting run for me!
I am about to cross the finish line here.  See the lady in the blue beside me?  She had been behind me for most of the race and was pulling ahead.  There was no way I was going to let her pass me so I used every last bit of energy I had and crossed the finish line before her.

Oh yeah, and my time?  29:21!!!  I shaved almost 2 minutes off my previous PR!  Out of 724 finishers, I placed 352nd! (Out of the women, I placed 158 out of 428 runners.)  Let's just say I'm proud!  Now on to the next goal....a 10k?

4 comments:

  1. Nice work!! :) Thanks for being so inspiring! :)

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  2. Great job! That is so awesome and I hope you keep up all that hard work.

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  3. I'm so impressed! Nice job!

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  4. That is so awesome Melissa!!! Something to be very proud of!! How did you increase your time???

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