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1361 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2011 10:44 AM by BOSNPM RSS
hwkwyld Pro 81 posts since
Feb 24, 2011
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May 4, 2011 8:56 AM

First 5K Tonight!

My first 5K is tonight!  When I started C25K at the end of Janurary this was the race I circled on the calendar to be my first.   I’m hoping to finish somewhere between 31 - 33 minutes (10 - 11 MM).  To give myself some extra motivation I'm running each section of the race for one of my biggest supporters.  These are the last people in the world I want to disappoint, tonight is for them as much as it is for me:

 

- Mile one is for my two-year-old daughter, who is always full of so much energy and excitement; much like myself when the race starts.

 

- Mile two is for my son, who at 8 years-old is questioning the world around him and looking for answers with deeper meaning than “because”.  At two miles I’ll have questions of my own.

 

- Mile three is for my wife, whose voice I’ll hear in my head offering encouragement and support.   Mile three would be impossible without her being there for me day after day.

 

- The last tenth of a mile is for me. It’s for finishing something I always knew was possible but never had the motivation, courage, or resolve to do so before today.





2012:

1/29 - Ice Breakers Tri: 51:15

Swim (400Y) - 7:46; Bike (10 Miles) - 20:20; Run (2 Miles) - 23:09

2/11 - Red Flannel Run (5 Miles): 1:01:45

5/20 - Bluff Creek Triathlon (Sprint)

6/10 - Trinona Triathlon (International)

6/24 - Copper Creek Triathlon (Sprint)

10/21 - Des Moines Marathon

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,927 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    1. May 4, 2011 9:10 AM (in response to hwkwyld)
    Re: First 5K Tonight!

    Good Luck!

  • BOSNPM We're Not Worthy 2,482 posts since
    Nov 20, 2007
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    2. May 4, 2011 10:09 AM (in response to hwkwyld)
    Re: First 5K Tonight!

    Looks like you done some amazing things all ready, good luck.  Life time goals not short term goals!

  • ktyG Rookie 1 posts since
    May 4, 2011
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    3. May 4, 2011 11:55 AM (in response to hwkwyld)
    Re: First 5K Tonight!

    good luck!!! do it and im sure it is not going to be the last one... its adictive.

     

  • Dobrobuck Pro 151 posts since
    Apr 17, 2011
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    4. May 4, 2011 12:06 PM (in response to hwkwyld)
    Re: First 5K Tonight!

    Good Luck and keep using those motivator's!!!!





    4/30/11 IL Marathon 10K 57:43

    5/14/11 Kirby Derby 10K 57:49 3rd place in div

    7/4/11 Freedom 5K 28:59

    Lost 80lbs since 6/17/10 starting wt 280lbs

    Joined Second Wind Running Club 9/2011

    8/27/11 13.38mi 2:32

    9/17/11 13.45mi 2:27

    Habitat for Humanity 5K 12/31/11 26:42 PR

    4/28/12 IL Marathon 1st 1/2 2:10:38

    Cycled 1600 mi summer of 2012

    Cycled Hilly Hundred 10/25/12

    Upcoming races

    April 2013 1st full marathon..

  • BOSNPM We're Not Worthy 2,482 posts since
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    6. May 5, 2011 10:44 AM (in response to hwkwyld)
    Re: First 5K Tonight!

    Great Job!!!!   Keep making goals!

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