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Sunday, 28 March 2010 22:27

Baby Steps: 1st Race Day

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2 women runningI ran my first race ever – a 5k – yesterday morning.    I was excited and nervous at the starting line, and quite frankly a bit nervous until I crossed the finish line.  I was the only kid in my family that did not participate in sports.  It wasn’t until a few years ago that I even started going to the gym, mainly to get back in shape after having each of my children.   But a year ago my friend and I decided that we were going to run in the mornings, before the kids woke up and before our husbands left for work.

It has not been easy getting up to run at 5:30 a.m. twice a week.  Sometimes we don’t run because we didn’t hear our alarm or one of our kids was sick during the night or we are just too tired.  But for the most part we keep our running dates.  When we first started we could barely finish our run without stopping a few times.  Now we are so much better. My friend even ran a ½ marathon a few months back!

Yesterday's race day was fun, you can feel the energy all around you.  Older people, younger people, all ability levels. The biggest motivation came from the women who crossed the finish line as little kids cheered “mommy, mommy!”  Neat….looking forward to race #2.

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