My first 5K...

The journey started about 3 months ago! It was November 7th, 2010 I decided to check my weight and was NOT happy at all with what I saw! So the next day I started the C25K Program. The first week was rough. I was so out of shape--what happened to that fit girl that loved to run! Over the last 3 months I have found her! I have also lost 10 lbs, dropped a pant size and found my happy! Don't get me wrong I am a very happy and positive person, but I forgot about myself and that it is imporant to be proud yourself and happy with yourself.
Well today was the big race! What I had worked for the last 3 months. I was so nervous when I got there. So many people were there--luckily I had a few friends running the race, too. At the starting line I heard the "Ready, Set, Go" and I was off. It was so cold and windy, but I was doing good. As I approached the 1 mile mark I heard a guy calling out times and wondered how close I was to my normal 11:22 time. I was surprised and so HAPPY when I heard him say 10:31, 32, 33. Wow--I was doing okay! Around the loop I went and as I approached mile 2 I heard him say 21:12, 13, 14. I was doing alright! One more lap to go! As I finished my 3rd mile it was exactly 33:00, 01, 02. Just need to climb that hill one more time and I would be done! Oh, it was such a hill for the end of the race, but I climbed it and the time was 34:08.
I had done it! I had ran a WHOLE 5K and it felt awesome! I was so happy--so proud of myself! Then to see my son and husband there as I finished and the looks on there faces--it was perfect!

Getting ready to run!

My running buddies!

Crossing the finish line!


  1. Good for you!!! Congratulations. I'm 51 and out of shape, I've always wanted to try running. I've been eating healthier and have lost 29 lbs. Maybe you'll inspire me. Shari (cricutrookie)

  2. Whoot! What an amazing accomplishment!!

  3. way to go!!! Keep it up Kelly!

  4. Wow! I am so happy for you!!! Loved reading your story!!! I am also in this quest of running!!! Congratulations at meeting this goal!!!

  5. that is so fabulous Kelly! Congrats on getting your running shoes back on, and for nailing such a sweet time in the 5k.

  6. Congrats on your accomplishment. I too did the C25K program and now I am a lover of running. I haven't completed a race yet, but it is on my to do list. There is a "Girls on the run" race coming up in May I think I will do. GREAT time on your race too and conquering that hill.


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