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Kelly1066 Pro 137 posts since
Jul 12, 2012
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Apr 15, 2013 11:20 AM

Marathon Monday - My Ode to the 5k

Hey everyone!  My husband is running the Boston Marathon today, and it makes me think a lot about how much I love him, how crazy awesome he is, and how fantastic distance runners are. 


HOWEVER, I completed the C25K program last September, and am new to running, and I know that on marathon days there are non-runners and new to running runners who can sometimes think... yikes, I will never run that long, that fast, etc... so why am I bothering?


And in that light, I would like to present my Ode to the 5k, in the form of t-shirt slogans... because the 5k is also AWESOME


3.1 - Long Enough to Feel Good, Often Enough to Look Good


3.1 - Why Give Up Your Saturday Mornings?


3.1 - I'm Efficient.


3.1 - If It's Not A "Challenge", Run Faster


3.1 - Not Everyone's Crazy


3.1 - Run Fun


3.1 - You Could Be Doing This Eight Weeks From Now



Happy Running, whatever your distance!




(I wrote a full blog post about this here: if anyone is interested)

I write a running blog geared towards motivating runners of any pace or distance at!

Couch to 5K graduate, September 2012

First 10K, June 2nd, 2013

First Half Marathon, September 2013

Training for my 6th half marathon, November 2015.

Twitter: @iamrunningthis

  • Jasko123 Legend 461 posts since
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    2. Apr 15, 2013 3:56 PM (in response to Kelly1066)
    Marathon Monday - My Ode to the 5k

    Such a tragedy Kelly and so glad to hear that you all are fine.  Three of my friends were also running Boston today and they are okay, but of course, in a state of shock regarding the senseless attack.  My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved.   

  • Ericd3043 Legend 266 posts since
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    3. Apr 16, 2013 12:48 AM (in response to Kelly1066)
    Marathon Monday - My Ode to the 5k

    I am glad to hear that everyone on your end is ok.  I have not been online for quite a while but had to check to make sure everyone was ok from here.

    My race times (2012)

    Race Schedule for the year:

    May 6th Frederick Running Festival 1/2 Marathon

    May 28th Run through the Park, Ligonier 5k

    August Tentative - 5 miler in Chambersburg, PA

    October Baltimore Running Festival Marathon (also the 2nd part of the MD Double challenge)

    Personal Best :

    5K : 28:32 Run through the Park, Ligonier PA

    5mile : TBA- Marine Corp 5 Miler in August, Chambersburg PA

    10mile : 1:44:52 Cherry Blossum Festival Run, Washington DC

    Marathon : 5:01:22 Akron Marathon

  • PeterME Amateur 12 posts since
    Mar 4, 2013
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    5. Apr 18, 2013 2:31 PM (in response to Kelly1066)
    Marathon Monday - My Ode to the 5k

    Kelly, you have got a great attitude.  Best response to bullies - on whatever scale - stay positive and determined.

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