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Mission Accomplished

I did it! I ran my first race and the kids even joined me in the fun. I’m pretty excited and proud that I was able to go from a non-runner at the start of a year to a person who could run a 5K in less than 11 minutes a mile (I finished the race in 32:30).  I was lucky Randy brought the kids to watch – even though it was cold morning. I’m still riding a bit of a pride high from pulling it off. I promise to chill out on the rants about runs and races now that I’ve done my first. I’m pretty sure it won’t be my last.

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  1. JoAnn lee on February 14, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Yeah! Jen – Wish you could come down to Florida and run some races! Wish you could live down here to motivate me!!! Keep up the training fun!!!

  2. Knuckles on February 18, 2009 at 8:37 am

    Congratulations on finishing your first race. I took up biking last year as a way to get in shape, because it was a little lower impact than running. I remember how pumped I was the first time I rode more than 10 miles at one time. Keep up the good work.

    • NerdyMom on February 18, 2009 at 10:55 am

      Thanks!!! I’m pretty excited to know that I can actually run. I had no idea I had it in me!

  3. Twin Power Mommy on February 22, 2009 at 12:11 am

    YAY!!! My sister ran a full marathon almost a year ago.
    It really stoked her and she said she wants to do another one someday.

    Running just isn’t my thing…i wish it was…..

    Accomplishing something like that is certainly something to be proud of!!

    • NerdyMom on February 22, 2009 at 8:31 pm

      Thanks!! I don’t think I’ll ever be able to run a full marathon – but it’s so great to feel healthy for the first time in a while.

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