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Old 08-16-2008, 08:37 PM   #1
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I started jogging a couple months ago and today I did my first race. It was an 8k (5mi) trail run and I finished in 1:13:26. It was 90 degrees out towards the end and my bladder hurt so bad for the last 20 minutes or so (the outhouses were on the way to the finish line and it was everything I could do to not stop and go ). A few of the hills were brutal, but it felt sooooo good to cross the finish line. I've lost almost 80lbs and am now 6 weeks pregnant and I just ran my first race.

I placed 4th in my division (160lbs + for women) and 2nd in my age category (20-29).

Lining up to start. I'm on the right of the woman waving (my mom's gf - we did the race together).


And we're off! I'm in the black


DD and I at the finish line after the awards ceremony. I didn't get any pics of me actually crossing the finish line (I'm hoping one surfaces on the official website for the race). DD ran in the 1k Kids Challenge prior to the race I did. She stayed behind with a friend while I was running.


Me and my first ever medal! I'd never won a medal or trophy in my life until today.


The super awesome trail running shoes my mom's gf 'won' for me. They were giving away great things at the end, and they had only 1 pair of women's shoes to give away, and he called for "anyone with a talent they want to display" and while I was debating getting up and singing (noone was going up lol), my mom's gf got up and did a Kung Fu demonstration. She was walking towards me with the shoe box, and I said "are you even a size 10??" and she grins and says "no, but you are!!" and hands me the box! She is seriously such an awesome woman! And the shoes are PINK! I can't wait to try them out.


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Old 08-16-2008, 08:43 PM   #2
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Awesome mama!! Sounds like fun!

BTW- I love those shoes!
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:43 AM   #3
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Awesome mama! That's so cool! What an accomplishment! I'm planning to enter a 5K race in October.
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yeah!! that is so awesome mama, congrats on your first race!
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GO YOU!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the inspiration! I'm about to run my first 5K... AH!
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THIS IS WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!

Congrats!!!!!!!!!

Way to go~~~
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that's awesome, good for you! LOVE the shoes
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CONGRATULATIONS!!! What an accomplishment. Hopefully next year you'll be hearing a similar tale from me! I'm 32lbs down so far (since January) with a LOT still to go!
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Wow! Way to go!
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Congratulations!
Love the shoes -- what a great reward for your hard work!!!
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