100 lb. Club - My First 5K

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08-10-2006, 11:41 PM
:carrot: :carrot: Ran my first 5K race last nite in 39 minutes and 23 seconds.:carrot: :carrot:
(388th place out of 402 runners). Now I've been looking up other races to do. LOL
The top finisher last night ran the 5K in slightly under 15 minutes!!!!!!!!!!! YIKES! That is FAST!
Anyway, was just popping in for a quick update. Now off to read!

08-10-2006, 11:47 PM
Congrats, Laura! You rock!!

08-10-2006, 11:50 PM

:cheer: GREAT JOB!! I ran my....er, walked my first 5K in 1999...I wasn't overweight at the time...BUT!!...I had been a smoker for 27 years. I walked it with my wife and daughter, while my son ran it. Since then I have done around 50 5k's and a marathon!! You are well on your way!!! Congratulations dear!!!


08-10-2006, 11:59 PM

08-11-2006, 02:42 AM
wow!!! Im so proud of you!!
Thats amazing!!! So much fast than I could've done it!!

08-11-2006, 02:48 AM
Well done, you did really well! Are there going to be more? ;)

08-11-2006, 05:22 AM
Fantastic job!!! What a great result...............what's the next challenge??

08-11-2006, 09:01 AM
Wow Laura - that's great! Congratulations! I bet you felt fantastic when you crossed the finish line.


08-11-2006, 09:21 AM
That is so awesome Laura! :woo:

08-11-2006, 09:23 AM
That's great - well done! A 10K next?? ;)

08-11-2006, 10:49 AM
Wow, that's such a great accomplishment!! I've set a goal to run a 5K next September. If all goes well, I'll be at my goal weight and will actually have been doing some running in the previous months --haha! I don't run yet, but every time I've lost a bit of weight and become more fit, I've started running and enjoyed it. My husband's a hardcore runner, and I told him about this goal so he's excited about it and I don't want to let him down. He's fast, though, so I don't think we'll be running it together!!

08-11-2006, 12:29 PM
Well done, taekwondomom! Nice time, too. I'm proud of your accomplishment.

08-11-2006, 01:32 PM
:cp: :cp: WTG!!!

08-11-2006, 02:25 PM
:encore: :encore: :encore: :encore: That's awesome....WTG!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)


08-11-2006, 02:46 PM
Thanks everyone! I was so pleased to finish under 40 minutes! Now I want to get under 35 minutes :D
The next race I want to do the 4 mile Wo-Zhaw-Wa Fun Run in Wisconsin Dells. That is September 16.
Then in November there is the Berby Derby, another 5K. (I think there is a 5K in December as well. brrrrrrr!)

Haven't any plan to do any 10K's.......yet. :D

08-11-2006, 03:09 PM
That's wonderful, Laura!! :bravo:

I did my first 5K on July 4, but I couldn't run the entire way. Good job on making that happen!!

08-11-2006, 04:12 PM
Congrats on your achievement!! :high:

08-12-2006, 06:21 PM
That's awesome! WTG!! :carrot:

08-13-2006, 10:46 PM
That's terrific!!!!!! And sounds like you have more to look forward to!

Goddess Jessica
08-15-2006, 08:25 PM
Sorry this post is late but I just wanted to say I am soooo proud of you. Way to go woman!!!!

08-15-2006, 10:42 PM
Awesome accomplishment!! I can only dream! Way to go!!!