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08-03-2008, 10:44 PM
Is it already time for another 5K? You bet it is

We have had such great :cp: results from our first four 5K's that we can't stop now! Our 5th 5K will be... BACK 2 SCHOOL ~ LABOR DAY 5K. As we head into those final days of :sunny: summer with backyard BBQ's and :yawn::snail::yawn: LAY-Z days, we need to start thinkin' about getting our butts organized for those hectic school days ahead! Well....those that still have kids at home need to ;)

For those that are new, or not sure what is going on here, we are about to enter our 5th 5K as a group. We do a 5K, which is 3.1 miles, on or about the same day supporting each other with our results and experiences. We have found out that it almost impossible not to fit into one of our categories...if you can't find one, we will make one for you!

ALL SIGN-UPS and your NUMBERS will be posted in the post following this one. After you post and I reply that you are in, you may go to it and find your number. I try to make the list colorful and fun...with my very limited artistic and mental skills I do have some nicknames and name variations for some of you. If I offend you in anyway please PM me and I will change it...if you do not have a nickname please PM me and I will get you one. Some are easy and some, because our "history" together is limited, are difficult...some I am sure just HATE it! Sorry

ALL RESULTS will be posted in this thread. I tried to separate sign-ups and results before and it just became too confusing. I am hoping this works.

DATE OF THIS 5K ~ SATURDAY, AUGUST 30 thru MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 This gives us almost a month to train and 3 days to complete it or do several of them if we want.


ELITE ~ For those that do this for a living!

SEMI-ELITE ~ For those that walk/run 5K's on a regular basis

VIRGINS NO MORE For all of you that started here as VIRGINS and are now experienced

VIRGINS ~Self explanatory

BALL and CHAIN ~ Grab that significant other and get them moving

TREADMILL ~ Yes you can do it on a

SWIMMING ~or by water

I'D RATHER READ A BOOK ~ nothing wrong with that...but maybe it's time to MOVE IT! just a little

ME and MY MACHINE ~ or by or or or you can 'rastle yer 3.1 miles if ya want...not picky here

DANCE ~ dance it



INSTALLMENT ~ Take a few days to finish it if you need to

ME and MY SHADOW ~ Got a dog? or a cat? how 'bout a pet

CAN'T AFFORD GAS NO MORE! ~ Time to look for an alternative to your transportation needs?

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ~ The dates aren't good for you? Well too bad! You can do it anytime, we accept ALL entries!

NEIGHBORS ARE TALKING ~ Are you looking so good the neighbors are talking? well get out there and show it off!

SHOP TIL YOU DROP ~ A few miles around the mall works for us too

YARD PARTY ~ Mowing the grass and weed whacking for about an hour will do!


I LOVE A PARADE ~ Bring your friends ~ wear your costumes!

As you can see, we will find a way to get you in....give it a shot...we have had some amazing success stories...unfortunately many of them went BYE BYE in THE CRASH!

Time for new stories! Time to try something new! Time to get up and MOVE IT!!

08-03-2008, 10:44 PM

#1 ~ LORI-2-BUCKETS :)

#2 ~ ISABELLA :hat:

#3 ~ RANDI :bravo:

#4 ~ SHELBY789 :broc:

#5 ~ ZINKEMOMX2 :cheer2::cheer3:

#6 ~ :scooter: SCOOTER MaMa :scooter:

#7 ~ GATORAMANDA still my :running: mate ;)

#8 ~ COLORADO-KAREN :cheer:

#9 ~BIG BIRD :woohoo:

#10 ~ LITTLE BIRD :woohoo:

#11 ~ JENGUIN she get's it! :hug:

#12 ~ :sunny: SUNSHINE CA :sunny:

#13 ~ FRIEDGREEN :cheer2:


#15 ~ :love: LOVNMOM :love:

#16 ~ PUCK :yay:

#17 ~ luck of the IRISHKATT :drinkup:

#18 ~:swim: JESSICA

#19 ~SHAY :exercise:

#20 ~ TOFUHEAD :encore:

#21 ~ MANICK still21 :cloud9:

#22 & #23 ~ JAMIE and DH :hug: :bubbles:

#24 ~ MODCAT44 :flow1:

#25 ~ BETSY :flow2:

#26 ~ SEPHYFOWL :woops:

#27 ~ 21+6=27 STEPH :cheers:

#28 ~ VALPAL :trampo:

#29 ~ MJ5 :broc:

#30 ~ RHONDA :dance:

#31 ~ JUDIPURPLE :cool:

#32 ~ CheRee :cp:

#33 ~ FB :cheer3:

#34 ~ CYNDIM :exercise:

#35 ~ MINDY :cheers:

#36 ~ PINK Geranium :cb:

#37 ~ :sunny: SUNSHINE CA :sunny:

#38 ~ DUMPLIN :trampo:

#39 ~ INKYMAMA :yes:

#40 ~ BETH-BETH :flow1:

#41 ~ ZELMA :woohoo:

#42 ~ :bike2: BABY CATCHER :bike2:

#43 ~ BRANDNEWME :yay:



#46 ~ ALLISON and DH :cp:

#47 ~ MONTE CRISTO :woohoo:

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#55 ~ s0nali :flow1:

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#100 ~ NIKKIJO :carrot:

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#1253 It's GREEK to me HAT TRICK :cheers:

08-03-2008, 11:00 PM
:woohoo: I'm in again! I don't have a number preference - will be semi-elite again.

08-03-2008, 11:08 PM
I'm in again too. I would like to stay #79 if that's alright.

08-03-2008, 11:21 PM
Count me in. I'm a retired teacher so I really look forward to September. :lol: I'm semi-elite.

08-03-2008, 11:36 PM
Count me in too!! I'm thinking of joining the "yard party" crew -- since I've been losing weight and becoming more active my husband has been "making" me mow the front yard with the push mower (I still do the back with the rider, I'm not stupid!!:D) -- So I'll save the grass that week for the weekend :). Besides, that weekend is our anniversary -- I'll let you know if he forgets (like he has the last 3 years :() and then I can do two, three, four, etc. 5K's!!

08-03-2008, 11:54 PM
I'm in again please. No number preference

08-04-2008, 12:08 AM
Count me in again for sure!! I love having these!! Thanks again for all the work that you do to keep these going!!

08-04-2008, 12:20 AM
I can't break my streak now - count me in (number 6 again, if you please)

I had a GREAT time doing the last one!
Thanks Gary!

08-04-2008, 12:21 AM
Blimey I just got finished this one :dizzy:

Big Bird and Little Bird signing up again.

08-04-2008, 12:27 AM
Sign me up! I will try to make it a family bday 5K at our house as one DD's and DH's bdays are both the following week. Number doesn't matter but I guess I fall into semi-elite.

08-04-2008, 01:21 AM
Lucky #7 is in it to win it! Goal is to beat previous 5k time on 34:20!!! This will be great because I'll be a first year teacher this year - 6th Grade World History....and can't let my running suffer! Thanks EZ!

p.s. can we still be running mates? :)

08-04-2008, 02:06 AM
Hi EZ! :)

I'm in this time! :) I'm going to do mine by walking or swimming or a combination of both.

You can pick any number you want for me. :)

08-04-2008, 03:11 AM
Oooh, well #21 will let me keep my signature the same...but really, it doesn't matter! Thanks EZ! :hug: A new goal to reach for! :carrot:

08-04-2008, 05:50 AM
~making doubly sure to get my John Hancock in this time~

Sweet-nnnnn-Sassyfied reporting for duty Sir! ;)

08-04-2008, 06:05 AM
YAY!!! I want to join as well! I will do mine in swimming this time!

No. 83 again!

Can't wait!

08-04-2008, 07:28 AM
#93 Signing up! :D

I'm SEMI-ELITE & Treadmill chick! If I decided to do it outside, I'll let ya know!

Thanks Gary!!!

08-04-2008, 07:44 AM
#34 in again :) Guess I'm semi elite and for the birds! My plan is 2 days of doubles - 10 k on the bike and 5 k on foot and 1 day just on foot. Here's hoping the weather and my knee cooperate this time!

So here in New England maybe we should call the next one the Leaf Peeper 5 K :)

08-04-2008, 10:07 AM
I haven't completed the last one yet (running a bit behind lately), but I do want to get in on this one. I would like to be #47 again if I may.

08-04-2008, 11:13 AM
Sign me up again Gary...I don't care what number I am...I know I should challenge myself to do it quicker or something, but I'm just going to complete it like usual!!! lol
Thanks for the challenge!!

Mrs Snark
08-04-2008, 12:12 PM
I'm in and will be racing this 5k in Maine while on vacation! w00t!

Any number is fine by me, as long as it's fast!

08-04-2008, 12:32 PM
Number 13 is in!

08-04-2008, 12:42 PM
Hey Gary. I'm signing in. #35 again would be great. It makes me feel young, but whatev. I will be in the "virgin no more" category. Ain't that the truth. HA!!

08-04-2008, 01:20 PM
Hey...sign me up again please..I guess I should move to semi elite...doing 3-4 5k runs a week. Right a month to improve my PB...wooo

just keep swimming
08-04-2008, 01:58 PM
I'm in! Any number is fine. :D

08-04-2008, 02:24 PM
I'm in again! Treadmill category. Number doesn't matter. Thanks.

08-04-2008, 02:58 PM
i'm in! number 99 again please, if possible. thanks for organizing this! :)

08-04-2008, 03:13 PM
I might as well; these days I pretty much run a 5K every time I get on the TM. So I'm in. Put me in the semi-elite TM category. I also might be able to squeak in a second one in the installment category (combo of swimming and elliptical).

If I can be #69 again, so that I don't have to remember a different number, that would be great. I'm old, my brain is full. :headache:

08-04-2008, 04:40 PM
Can you sign me up for the Virgin / Treadmill category please? If just one then the Virgin. :) No number preference. Thanks!

08-04-2008, 04:53 PM
i am in again and i am requesting if at all possible either 21 (my anneversary) or 6 (for married 6 years)

08-04-2008, 06:33 PM
I will get you all signed up probably tomorrow...

You gals are awesome!

08-04-2008, 10:09 PM
Sign me up again too! Not sure if I'm going to do the bike or rowing machine this time, but I do know that I won't be doing the 5K AFTER errands/shopping while hauling a full bike trailer!! :D

08-04-2008, 10:21 PM
Already changed my siggy so any number is fine by me ;)

Thank YOU EZ! Can't believe it's been so many already!

08-04-2008, 10:35 PM
Sign me and Jet (my lab) up. We want to be 82 and 82 1/2 again. Thanks so much for doing this I had such a great time and I can hardly wait to shave off some time. I may have to ditch the dog to do it.

08-04-2008, 11:12 PM
me and the hubby are in again - must go post results from this weekend!

08-05-2008, 03:22 AM
I want to try this. Virgin category--also Me and My Shadow, if I can be in two categories--my dogs usually go with me when i attempt to run/walk around the neighborhood.

08-05-2008, 07:55 AM
I want in. Virgin here!!! I need a good kick in the pants! ;-)


08-05-2008, 10:31 AM
I'm in...I won't forget this time...

08-05-2008, 10:41 AM
I'm all for it! I'd like #3 if available, if not #33 and if not that..well just pick one for me :) I fit the virgin category but I'm also dragging DH along with me for for his first time as well...not sure exactly what we are :lol:

:carrot: :broc: Randi :carrot: :broc:
:lifter: I'm joining my 1st 3FC 5k! :running:
!Go Veggies!

Hat Trick
08-05-2008, 02:28 PM
Ok, I'll sign up for this one. I skipped the last one due to time constraints (so she says :rolleyes:). Oooo, I can pick my very own number? Hmmm, let's see -- how about 1253. And if anyone can tell me where I got that number from -- extra brownie points for you! :D I'll be in the 'early-bird-treadmill-maybe-throw-in-a-dog-walk-for-good-measure' category.

08-05-2008, 11:56 PM
YOU ARE ALL IN...unless I missed someone...

08-06-2008, 12:40 AM
Hi Gary, Did you miss you and Angie? You may need to bump people down a couple numbers!! Sold the 5th wheel!!!

08-06-2008, 01:05 AM
dude I cant beleive I'm slacking on my sign up! I just realized the next 5k was up. count me in please :D

08-06-2008, 12:53 PM
Okay...I must bow to the peer pressure and become one of the cool crowd....sign me up, Gary! I'll be doing my thing on the treadmill.

08-06-2008, 01:41 PM
I wanna do it too! Virgins category, #55 if it is still available, otherwise anything ending in 5 or 0 :)

I'll be walking and hopefully jogging some of it! Trying to find out how much of my lake-walk is 5k now :)

08-06-2008, 10:25 PM

KAREN ~ Thanks, I did forget. I put us down in our birth years!

CYNDIM Living here in southern california I had no idea what a LEAF PEEPER was! I googled it and sure that can be our next one! Just as long as you PM me ahead of time 'casue one thing is sure...I will forget!


08-07-2008, 10:31 AM
Hey, I could use a bit of a push - I walk a bit more than 3 miles 4-5 times a week, but would like to improve my time. This sounds like a great challenge. As this is my first challenge, does that make me a virgin? Hmmph - haven't fallen under that nomenclature in several eons!;) Let me know if I can participate! Danke!!!!

08-07-2008, 12:08 PM
Wahooooo.... CheRee checking in and signing up for the 3fc Back 2 School Labor Day 5k. If I could be #32 again, that would be great, but no biggie one way or the other. The most important thing for me is that I'm participating and I never thought I'd would be doing 5k's ever in my life. This will be 5k #4 for me. VIRGIN NO MORE/SEMI ELITE... :running: Planning to beat my last 5k time by a minute!!!

Thanks Gary!!!

08-07-2008, 03:30 PM
Got the first one done late, but I'm looking forward to the next one.

I'm likely to have the kids with me, or the kids AND dh. I think we had #95-98before. We'll keep those again if we can.

08-07-2008, 08:37 PM
#27 works just as well for me thanks for trying though

08-08-2008, 12:12 AM
JUDI...not ever too late to sign up!

I will get you all in tomorrow night after work while Angie is at yoga! Have a great day!

08-09-2008, 04:01 AM
I'll do it on my bike! And since biking goes a bit easier than walking I'll do 25k. I'll shoot for doing it 3x Saturday through Monday.
Pictures, I know. I promise pictures this time.

08-09-2008, 04:53 AM
I would like to sign up again (#41 again if possible). I actually did a 5k walk with hubby on Sunday of the last one and then another 5k on the treadmill on the Monday. I was sick Friday and Saturday, so hopefully I can count the Monday one. I didn't get to post them, as my feet haven't touched the ground this week with being REALLY busy at work. I will have to look for the thread to see if I can still post the two lots. I actually love these 3FC 5ks (thanks Gary!) as they give me that little extra motivation that I need at times.

Please include me for the next one. I'll try and be good and get my results posted within a day or so.



08-09-2008, 03:00 PM
OOOOOOO, I'm in again :) This is such a great motivator, I love it, Thank you!

#50 again would be great :)

08-09-2008, 09:31 PM
Thanks GALS! You are all in!

08-09-2008, 09:59 PM
count me in! totally forgot out the last one. alot of family problems so been so busy latly!! #94 would be great :)

08-09-2008, 10:14 PM
you're in AMY!

08-11-2008, 03:40 PM
Bump!!! We were on page 2!!!! :eek:

08-11-2008, 08:12 PM


I am going to be out of town for work a couple of weeks or more. I may or may not have access to a computer. Just keep posting and I will, eventually get all your numbers listed!


HAPPY TRAINING! :hug:....I will be back, Lord willing, before the race! :)

08-12-2008, 09:34 AM
There's lot's of room to join up. Only 19 days left to the 3fc Back 2 School ~ Labor Day 5k. We want as many chicks and rooters doing this as we can. :carrot:

Pink Geranium
08-12-2008, 12:13 PM
I'd like to sign up. In fact, I'm already planning to do a 5K on 9/1. Since the first one I did back in April I have gotten hooked and this challenge makes it even more fun.

08-13-2008, 09:40 PM
Only 18 days left to the 3fc Back 2 School ~ Labor Day 5k. Come on and join us. All ya got to do is go 5k any way you want. Go look at the first post to find out more.

08-13-2008, 11:49 PM
My DD said she wants me to do my 5K as we bike on the beach. :)

I haven't biked the path in eons!!!! :eek: We shall see! ;)

08-14-2008, 07:52 PM
Bumping up again. Only 17 days left to the 3fc Back 2 Schoo ~ Labor Day 5k. I know there are more chicks out there who want to do a 5k with the rest of us chickens and roosters. Don't forget to sign up.

08-17-2008, 11:54 PM
Is it too late to sign up? I have never done one of these before so I guess I would be a Virgin. Please sign me up.

08-18-2008, 12:46 AM
I don't think it'll be too late to sign up even on the 2nd of September. :D Anyone else wanna go for a 5K? Remember you can walk, run, bike, skip, hop, jump, dance, swim, roll or any other way you want to move along. You can do it by yourself or take the whole neighborhood. Wouldn't that be awesome!!

Gary is out of town on business so when he gets back he'll sign you all up.

08-18-2008, 11:01 AM
Hey count me in!! I am a virgin!!

08-18-2008, 12:26 PM
I'm new, but would love to do this! :D

08-20-2008, 01:20 PM
Just 11 more days to Labor Day. Sign up now and get registered for the low, low price of absolutely nothing, except your commitment to do a 5k. Can't let this thread stay on page 2.

08-20-2008, 09:29 PM
Oh please add me........I;m new!!! I would like to be number 43 please

08-20-2008, 09:31 PM
wait wait!!! Make me number 100!!!

08-22-2008, 11:21 AM

08-22-2008, 05:29 PM
ALL IN! :carrot:

I "think" I have everyone signed up? Let me know if you are missing!

THANK-YOU ISABELLA :thanks:... for keeping the race on schedule while I was gone....I will be out of town from Mon-Fri next week too....dang!

08-24-2008, 03:33 AM
Please sign me up! I will do it! Can't wait!

08-24-2008, 04:10 PM
Gotcha in at #40 BETH!

08-24-2008, 07:55 PM
I'm in!

08-24-2008, 08:53 PM
Count me in too!

08-24-2008, 10:43 PM
ALL IN! Good luck!

08-26-2008, 05:48 PM
Here I go again. 5 days til Labor Day. Don't forget to sign up. There are lots of names I don't see on the list!!!

08-26-2008, 10:41 PM
:hug:GREAT JOB! Taking over ISABELLA :hug:

My boss is sharing the apartment we are staying in so I snuck his laptop from him ;)

Not much time to post here but as Isabella says we are getting close to race day and still missing some regulars!


08-27-2008, 02:31 AM
I'd love to join in! I was supposed to run 3 miles on the 1st anyway, so hopefully now I can race it and try to beat my previous 5k record.

No number preference, semi-elite please :)

08-27-2008, 10:48 PM
Is everybody fired up? :carrot: Only a few more days! Wash those joggin' socks, and lay out those 5k clothes :running:

On your mark....

Get set....


08-28-2008, 12:44 AM
You are in at #44 Jennifer

Thanks for the help Manick

08-28-2008, 10:03 AM
My sister is going to join me on Saturday! We can add in another one! :woohoo:

08-28-2008, 12:21 PM
Gary~I'll join. Put me in with the Ol' Ball 'N' Chain!!!

Hat Trick
08-28-2008, 03:37 PM
Did my 5k today because the kids are off tomorrow. Did 2 miles on the TM and another 1.5 dog walk. I actually forgot all about this until just b/4 I worked out. Good luck all.

08-28-2008, 03:50 PM
Hi Hat Trick, you're the first one to report your 5k. Great job!

08-29-2008, 06:19 PM

Great job Hat Trick....I will get a results thread pronto!

Thank you ISABELLA!