Mini-Goals - Can finally run five miles!

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06-21-2011, 10:19 PM
Today, I just finished a great 5.2 mile run (in the pouring rain!) and I finished it at a slow 1 hour, 13 minutes. I didn't start out running in the rain, but it started when I was about halfway through my first mile, and decided that even though I probably should have went earlier, I wasn't going to use it as an excuse. I probably looked really stupid, because I was cursing aloud at the rain when it got so hard I couldn't see. But in end, I kind of liked it because when I felt myself getting really warm, it would pour again and it felt nice. :D Anyway, I did it, and I am that much closer to that Marathon in January!:carrot: I still have a very long way to go, but I am working hard so I am confident I can do this!

06-21-2011, 10:38 PM
Awesome job!:carrot:

06-21-2011, 10:40 PM
That is fantastic! Congrats!

06-21-2011, 10:42 PM
So VERY PROUD OF YOU!!!:D Somehow...when I read the title of this thread...I knew it was you!;)

You're on a mission girl...GO FOR IT!!!:congrat: now I'm motivated...gonna go get my run on!:p

06-21-2011, 11:12 PM
Thank you guys so much. Your support seriously helps! And, thanks, Joyfulloser! I know I end up posting about it at every mile, but I am always amazed that I finally accomplished even more. I can now run technically as far as I could in the past, and I hope to break that goal soon, maybe by adding another half mile every week or two. Seriously, thank you!

06-21-2011, 11:54 PM
YAY!! Congrats!!

Nola Celeste
06-22-2011, 12:17 AM
Congratulations! I know you feel fantastic--and you deserve to. :cheer:

06-22-2011, 12:37 AM
Congrats!!!! That is amazing! I am working now on being able to do the Warrior Dash in September and a 5k by the end of the year! I need to get on it a little better!! lol
Proud of you though!!!

06-22-2011, 12:47 AM
Awesome! 5.2 miles is amazing! You'll be ready for that marathon in January for sure! Way to go...

06-22-2011, 01:00 AM
I wish 3FC had a 'like' button! :)

That is awesome, and seriously motivating. Now I can't wait to get my run on tomorrow! Keep it up!!

06-22-2011, 07:01 AM
Thanks, guys. I am glad I am helping to motivate some, Ariruns. I have never seen myself as a motivator, but you know, I always see people at 3fc who really make me want to succeed even more. I hope your run goes fantastic when you take one! Mhill, that is awesome! You can do a 5k, I will promise you that. By the end of the year, you'll be doing a 5k so well you will be so surprised and happy with yourself. When I stared, I literally couldn't even run 30 seconds at a time. That was in March!

Sunlover, I sure hope so! Thank you so much!