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Monday, February 27, 2012

Done And on to the Next One

After several weeks of training, I have successfully completed my first "real" 5K. I ran in the Move It Memphis 5K this past Saturday.  The race took place in Downtown Memphis and the weather couldn't have been more perfect.  This was the first 5K I've ever trained for and the first I've ever ran entirely. 
I was so lucky to have my hubby there running with me and supporting me. 
Move It Memphis 5K Finishers
Here are my official stats of the race
I did it in 28:30.  I am so pleased with my results because I wanted to be in under 30 minutes, but I was so surprised to see that I was the 9th person in the female 25-29 division.  Yay! 

I'm also so proud of Fred for training like me and running this 5K.  He did great! 

If I can do it, you can do it!  I used the Couch to 5K app to train and I think it really helped.  The main thing I learned while training and running this race...I'm so much stronger than I ever thought I was.  Now, on to a 10K.  

33 comments:

aimee jones said...

Wow Caroline, Thats awesome!

Erin said...

Way to go Caroline!!!!

Valerie Griffin said...

Yay! Congrats! Wish I would have seen y'all! I'm going do a race post today too! :)

& I'm thinking about doing a 10k before I run my half in April. Maybe sometime at the end of March! Let me know which one you decide to do!

Lindsey @ Running Down A Dream said...

You did fantastic! Way better than my best 5K!

Ashley LifeAftertheAisle said...

congrats! Great job! I love competing in races but it was so expensive last year! Now that we recently purchased our home, we are dealing with different costs lol so we are working out on our own.

Lauren @ A modern day wife's journey said...

How awesome, congrats on the great race! :-)

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

That is awesome! Congrats!!

Emily said...

Congratulations Caroline, that is awesome! I'm hoping to start that couch to 5k soon and you've given me encouragement!

emily said...

Way to go Caroline and Fred!!!

Mrs. in Memphis said...

Way to go!

Mrs. W said...

Congrats!!

Amanda said...

So so proud of you Caroline! Congrats!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Woohoo!!! congrats!!! So so proud of you!

Brooke said...

You go, girl! You look adorable!

Lauren said...

Yay! Congrats!! I love races and your time was excellent!

Shari said...

Great job! Under 30 minutes is an awesome accomplishment. :)

Jess... said...

Congrats to both of you!

Mrs. S said...

thats awesome caroline!!

Mateya said...

Awesome job Caroline!

Peace Love Applesauce- Terri said...

You go, girlfriend!!

Beth Ann said...

Way to go!

Anna & Kirby said...

Awesome job! Way to go!

Northshore Prep said...

Go you!!!!! And I love that you got medals for your race!!!

Leah said...

Yeah!!! Congrats. You rocked it and I know you'll do the same with the 10K!

Julia Miller said...

I have the couch to 5k printed out just need to start. Awesome to hear it worked for you.

erin said...

Um, did you even SWEAT?! :) You look great, and it's awesome that you finished in under 30 minutes AND placed 9th in your age group. You go, girl!

Vicky said...

Woo Hoo! Congrats on crossing the finish line under your goal! :)

Our Family of Four said...

GO YOU!! Congrats!

Jax said...

Way to go! You rock, girl! And you look adorable to boot!

Carolyn said...

Great job!!!!!

Michelle (michabella) said...

Y'all got medal for the 5k?!?! WHAT! That is AWESOME, especially for your first!! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!! You did great!!! Wish we lived closer! Looks like you and I run at the same pace :)

Jill @ ACharmedLife said...

congrats girl!! what an incredible accomplishment :) you are giving me a dose of serious motivation!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

That's great! Congrats!