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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Thursday Training: Junior League 5K


Over the weekend, I ran in the Junior League of Memphis' 5K for Kids

This race was particularly important to me for 2 reasons...

1.  I'm a Junior League member
2.  Memphis was just ranked the "fattest" city.  What better reason than to help fight childhood obesity?

I really surprised myself with this race.

First off, it was raining and I don't run outside in the rain, but I took away a lesson from "The Biggest Loser" this past season and learned to stop making excuses.  So, I got up and ran in the rain.

I was going to listen to my Run Keeper during the race to see how fast I was running, but my iPod didn't start playing.  So, once I got that settled, at 5 minutes I heard my Run Keeper kick in and tell me that I was running at an 8 minute 10 second pace.  I couldn't believe it and kept going.  Every 5 minutes, I listened for my time and tried to keep my pace.  Well, it paid off.

I placed FIRST in my age group with a Personal Record time of 25:34.  
I really couldn't believe all that I accomplished in this one run.  It was amazing.

My advice to you is to always challenge yourself and there are no excuses allowed!  

Up next...

The Memphis in May 10K tomorrow!  Yikes!

11 comments:

According to JAX said...

First place!! You are awesome!! Good work lady! :)

J and A said...

Holy cow, you are awesome!!! Nice work! :)

Mateya said...

I am so impressed with all your running and you are going to rock that 10k! Yay!

Kelly said...

25 minutes?? You are a ROCKSTAR!! :-D

Carolyn said...

OMG! That time is AMAZING!!!!! I'm impressed. :)

Kristen :) said...

Good luck tomorrow!!!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Oh my gosh that is AWESOME!! p.s. I meant to wish you a Happy Founders Day earlier this week! :)

Katie said...

Wahoo! That is so awesome!! Good luck tomorrow with the 10k!!

BlessedMama said...

That is awesome! Congratulations :)
What is a Run Keeper is it an app on your ipod? That's really cool to have, I can see how it would keep you motivated.
PS. I love TBL :)

Emily said...

I love your Training Post! Trying to get back into running after having a baby, he is 7 wks. So your post are a great motivator! Congrats on your time and accomplishments! Good Luck with your 10K!

Emily said...

I love your Training Post! Trying to get back into running after having a baby, he is 7 wks. So your post are a great motivator! Congrats on your time and accomplishments! Good Luck with your 10K!