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Old 07-28-2012, 01:12 PM   #1
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Talking I ran my first 5K today!!

Ahhh, I'm so happy! One of my mini-goals along the way of my weightloss journey was to run a 5K, and today I did it!

This time last year, I could barely run down the block without getting winded. But, last night, I downloaded the Nike+ app for my phone and decided to try it out this morning with a seemingly outlandish goal of 3.11 miles (5K). I figured I'd maybe do it if I walked a bit in between, but I ended up finished at 3.81 miles without stopping at all!

(I've heard stories that the Nike+ app can be wildly inaccurate sometimes.. but we're just going to ignore that for now and celebrate! )

Edit: Checked with MapMyRun and Googlemaps- at least a 5K!
Starting Weight (05/31/11): 248.0 | Goal #1 (hit 05/31/12): 178.0 | Goal #2 (hit 09/23/12): 165.0 | Goal #3 : 148.0?

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Old 07-28-2012, 01:36 PM   #2
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Excellent! I am working towards my 5k (with C25k) and really admire your achievement! Congratulations!
Goal met: 30 pounds lost!
Next goals: Run 10k
Final goals: abs, no more overeating, four pounds less
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:34 PM   #3
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Great job!!! Very inspirational
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:36 PM   #4
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Congratulations! You should be so proud of yourself. I hope to be in your 'running' shoes this time next year. It's so inspiring to see posts from someone else who has already done it, thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:17 PM   #5
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Awesome stuff. Well done.

MG1:20lbs ;MG2:167-bmi o/w ?? MG3:50lbs down??
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:24 PM   #6
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Congrats! That is such a good feeling. Sometimes when I run I still have to pinch myself and say, "Who IS this runner person?"
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:58 PM   #7
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Thats amazing! I want to start the C25K with my fiance when he gets back from his research trip. You're so inspiring!
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