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Saturday, April 17, 2010
5K
I reached a running goal today! This morning, I participated in my first 5K race. The few times in my life that I have run 3 miles, I finished in about 35 minutes. My time this morning was 33:29, so I was very pleased.

My husband wanted to be supportive, so he signed up to run as well. Since he has been running for years, I talked him into running the 10K. For his first formal race, he didn't do too badly. He finished third! I had to kid him about upstaging me when he was there to be supportive. :)

Grandma and Papa Don came up to watch the kids during the race. It was fun to see them all standing at the finish line, and we really appreciated their help.

Race Tidbits:
-The race started at a local high school. This was great because there were real bathrooms. I know if I continue to participate in races that I will have to use a Port-a-Potty. I was glad I didn't have to do that today.
-I got a Spibelt to hold my camera, keys, etc... It is very well designed, and I couldn't even tell I was wearing it. This will be handy during training and races.
-I can't drink and run. I really wanted to run without stopping today, so I tried to grab a cup of water as I moved. I only got a sip before tossing the cup. From now on I will walk through water stations and actually swallow the water without spilling it on myself (thanks for this advice, Rachel).
-I need to find some running buddies. I am fine training alone, but the races would be a lot more fun with a friend (it was great waiting with my hubby before the race, but I ran alone).
-And finally, I looked even worse than I thought at the end of the race, so cut me some slack when you see the pictures. :)

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8 Comments:
At April 17, 2010 8:33 PM, Blogger Vader's Mom said...

YIPPEE!!! I'm so proud of you!!!!

 
At April 17, 2010 9:22 PM, Blogger Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh Lauren, that's wonderful! Congratulations, you should be so very proud of yourself! Sounds like you are going to keep it up?! Maybe one day you'll run a 10k with your husband :)

 
At April 17, 2010 10:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought you looked geat at the end of the race. Very proud of both of you!! Love you, Momma

 
At April 18, 2010 10:27 AM, Blogger Carrie said...

CONGRATULATIONS both to you AND to hubby! What an awesome achievement!

 
At April 18, 2010 4:06 PM, Blogger Jana (sidetrack'd) said...

Congrats, Lauren! That is great!

 
At April 19, 2010 1:42 PM, Blogger Rachel Baker said...

I think it is cool how your face matches your shirt! Ha ha. Just kidding...we all look like that after running 3 miles. Good job and let me know when you are ready for Disney. :)

 
At May 08, 2010 3:00 PM, Blogger Hyperactive Lu said...

Congrats girl!!! You did great!!

 
At August 15, 2010 5:31 PM, Blogger gail@more than a song said...

I think you looked great!

 

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