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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!


  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!

  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!

  3. Well done thats awesome!!!!!

  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!

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

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

  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.

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

  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.

  10. Hey girl,

    Gave an award on my blog

  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.

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