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My First 5K!

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Old 07-24-2010, 08:16 PM   #1
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Talking My First 5K!

Today, for the very first time, I participated in a 5k run/walk! It was held in Sacramento, CA by the Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California. There was a huge turnout--well over 1,000 people--and I had such a great time! I walked the 5k, something I do as exercise 6 days a week, and finished in 52:52. They gave me a T shirt, towel, drinks and snacks. It was a great turnout and a wonderful cause, one that is close to my heart.

I never thought I would do something like this. I had just begun to accept that I would live the rest of my life and die an obese woman. Starting this journey and realizing that there is a whole world out there I can (and should!) try, I have come to realize that I am capable of doing great things. It was an uplifting experience and a great way to lose weight.

I'm so excited!!
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:21 PM   #2
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:38 PM   #3
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So glad to hear your victory at the 5K! Especially since it was for the Alzheimer's Foundation, very close to my heart as well. You did good all around! Congrats!
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:29 PM   #4
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Starting this journey and realizing that there is a whole world out there I can (and should!) try, I have come to realize that I am capable of doing great things.
I love this!!! And congrats on your accomplishment!
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Old 07-24-2010, 10:34 PM   #5
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:38 PM   #6
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Wow, that's really awesome! I wanted to do that too, I live in Sac. I didn't realize it was this weekend. Too bad

Great job, and that's a good time too!
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Old 07-25-2010, 02:06 PM   #7
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Congratulations!!! Keep up the good work!!
I recently started training for the C25K program, posts like yours are truly an inspiration!!!
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Congratulations! Very inspiring
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Congratulations! It's an awesome accomplishment, and a great cause!
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That is awesome!
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If 5K = 5 Kilometer, all I can say is WOW!!!!

Congrats!!!
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If 5K = 5 Kilometer, all I can say is WOW!!!!

Congrats!!!
A 5K is 3.1 miles

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Old 07-27-2010, 01:43 AM   #13
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Yep, a 5K is 5 kilometers, which is 3.1 miles, just slightly less than what I walk six days a week.

Thank you all SO MUCH for your encouragement and support! I love 3FC because I know I can always count on you wonderful ladies and gentlemen to keep me going and celebrate with me!
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