Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Run a 5K. CHECK!

Last fall when all my fat pants started turning into my skinny pants I decided I'd had enough!  It was time for a change.   I found a used treadmill through facebook, convinced the hubby to get it for me for Christmas and I haven't looked back since:)  The first time I got on that treadmill I had to force myself to finish a 30 minute walk.  BUT, I stayed at it and have never been more driven to do anything in my life.  My goal was to complete a 5K (3 mile run) and last weekend I DID IT!  It had snowed the night before, so we were running in slush and it was a balmy 30 degrees, but was still sooo FUN!  We ran around the MSUM campus and all the trees were covered in snow and frost... so pretty!  I was terrified of coming in last, but  finished right in the middle of the pack.  I crossed the finish line right behind my sisiter and ended up running it in just over 34 minutes (not terrific, but not terrible).  I'm now hooked and can't wait to do another one!  And, YES, I am tooting my own horn:)!  But, It was a big deal for me.  A big accomplishment and I'm proud of it! GO ME! Hee Hee!
p.s.  I would like to thank Britney Spears, Eminem, and Rhianna for blaring through my Ipod and keeping me going, my Nike Free Runs- I love you guys!  And of course my sister for convincing me that I could do it! (ahhhhhh!) 
My sister, Ashley, Me, and my sister's friends Jenn and Steph

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