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Sunday, May 23, 2010

5K Challenge

Just a quick note to let you all know I did complete the 5K challenge this morning. Jeremiah and Dakota ended up sleeping in, so I had to go at it alone. However, I knew that I was not technically alone because there were many of you out there completing your 5K as well.

I am exhausted right now and headed to bed already, yes this early! I did take some pics and will post them tomorrow. It was so hot and humid and I thought that it might start raining at any moment but it did not. Before I had even finished a 1/4 mile I was completely covered in sweat, it was that humid! Normally I am good until around 3/4 mile or there about.

I was not very happy with my time. I finished a little over 54 minutes. I will post the exact tomorrow. I took a picture of my stopwatch so I will have to see what it said for the exact time. I know I averaged something like 16.88 min. per mile. I know that I am capable of at least averaging 15 min. a mile. Yes, I walked and did not run. Tomorrow is my run day and I am planning to be up very early so I can run when it is cooler. I was walking today at 9am and it was already getting too hot.

I am so sore again tonight. Yesterday was even worse than today. My run on Friday really got to me. I have got to continue to work on my core muscles because my lower back is hurting the most. This afternoon I worked on my abs and legs with non-weighted strength exercises and that did help my back feel a little better. I just took a muscle relaxer so I am hoping that helps even more!

See how I can never shut up. This was supposed to be a very quick post just letting you know I finished and will cover the 5K in detail tomorrow. I will end on that note.

Rock it, live it, own it!
Lisa

14 comments:

  1. Well I am not able to run a 5k, or any k... I walk them at the moment only. Hope to run again someday but not yet... so whatever your times, I say Congrats to you!

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  2. Lisa - great job! I'm proud of you! I thought about you today, too, thinking, she's doing this thing too, so let's just own it together!

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  3. Well done thats awesome!!!!!

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  4. Great job! I know how easy it would have been to sleep in too! You deserve to go to bed early. Hope you had a restful night!

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  5. Excellent work! I wouldn't focus too much on the time - the distance is awesome.

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  6. Congrats! Even if you aren't happy with your time you should be proud just to have done it.

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  7. Thanks for the insightful comment over at my place. In case you missed it, here was my follow-up:

    "Actually, Lisa makes a very good point. I was speaking to the idea that a pill can solve all your problems, but I threw the baby out with the bathwater. Thanks for evening out the teeter-totter.. "

    Thanks again, and kudos on the 5K accomplishment. That's next on my to-do list...

    Have a great week.

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  8. Great job! That is awesome I need to find and do a 5K :)

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  9. Congrats! Finishing is half the battle whatever your time. =) Next time you will do much better! My back has been hurting too since I started running again. Need to work on that. Ugh.

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  10. Hey girl,

    Gave an award on my blog

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  11. great job with the 5 k!
    i havent even tried to time my self with that yet. hopefully i get to where i can run one instead of walking it.

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  12. How fabulous are you? Congratulations on the accomplishment! You are absolutely amazing!

    xo

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