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I've done 4 5Ks. The first I exclusively walked. The second I ran about two minutes' worth and walked the rest. The third I ran the first and last thirds (or so).

Then, one of my coworkers, M, said we should do the holiday run. I had a grand plan to work on being able to run the whole 3.1 miles--as well as work a little on my running speed. I had a six-week plan and seven weeks to do it.

Unfortunately, I didn't actually follow the plan. In fact, the last three weeks, I didn't run at all. I was already committed to do the run, though, and my coworker S was counting on me running/walking with her.

So today I set out running with S. Our plan was to run as much of the course as we could, and then walk the rest. We passed what we thought was the one-mile mark and celebrated... and then passed another one about a quarter-mile down the road. The first one, of course, was for the half-marathon and not the 5K. But either way, we'd run one mile. Then we passed the two-mile mark, still running. At that point, we figured we'd better keep running, because we were really almost there.

So without thinking about it too much, I ran an entire 5K--for the first time ever! I ran it in 47:05, which is about the same speed I would have walked it. :-)

Date: 2013-12-16 02:26 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thothmes
Yeah, but you ran it! Congrats on a triumph of will over procrastination.

Date: 2013-12-16 04:00 am (UTC)
sixbeforelunch: a stylized woman's profile with the enterprise and a star field overlaid (Default)
From: [personal profile] sixbeforelunch
Awesome! Congrats! :)

Date: 2013-12-16 02:31 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] gabolange.livejournal.com
Hey! Go you! That's awesome!

Date: 2013-12-16 02:52 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-12-16 03:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] besyd.livejournal.com
You totally inspire me!

Date: 2013-12-27 08:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
Belatedly, I say, "Hee! And Thanks!"

Date: 2013-12-16 03:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] syxp.livejournal.com
Yay, you!

Date: 2013-12-27 08:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
I'm finally getting around to responding... I should definitely not have left it this long. Thanks!

Date: 2013-12-16 04:15 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] abyssinia4077.livejournal.com
w00t! That's an awesome accomplishment. Go you! I hope it was fun too.

Date: 2013-12-27 08:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
It was! The others? Not so much. This one, though, was cooler, and on asphalt the whole time, and I had a running buddy with me... much better.

Date: 2013-12-16 04:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peri81.livejournal.com
That's awesome!

Date: 2013-12-27 08:18 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-12-16 06:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crazedturkey.livejournal.com
Dude, hello awesome achievement, well done!

Date: 2013-12-27 08:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
Thank you! (I looked at the official race photos, and it's hilarious--in two of them I look like I was walking, but I zoomed in and yep--my foot IS off the ground. Woo!) ;-)

Date: 2013-12-16 12:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] sjhw-tolerance.livejournal.com
Go you! I often find my fast walk/slow run speeds are about the same. I always feel like I'm accomplishing more though, if I can run more than walk.

Date: 2013-12-27 08:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
Yeah. I mean, I know I'm probably accomplishing more knee damage, at least! ;-)

Date: 2013-12-16 08:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] pepper-field.livejournal.com
Yay, well done! I was worried you'd injure yourself, after saying you'd not run in a while. :)

Date: 2013-12-27 08:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
Me, too! So glad that it worked out. I was SUPER sore, but that was really a small price to pay.

Date: 2013-12-17 09:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nandamai
So exciting! Maybe taking three weeks off tapering is for you. :)

Date: 2013-12-27 08:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
HAH! I shall have to remember that...

Date: 2013-12-17 04:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mrspollifax.livejournal.com
Yay! That is fantastic. :)

Date: 2013-12-27 08:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
*does happy Snoopy dance*

Date: 2013-12-18 04:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annienau08.livejournal.com
You are a rock star! Running the whole is really impressive, however long it took you.

Date: 2013-12-27 08:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
Thank you! I feel vindicated that I wasn't the LAST person in my age group. :-)

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