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Kelly1066 Pro 131 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 other new runners at!

Couch to 5K graduate, September 2012

First 10K, June 2nd, 2013

First Half Marathon, September 2013

Twitter: @iamrunningthis

  • Jasko123 Legend 461 posts since
    Apr 18, 2011
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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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