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2nd day of 2014 and i just registered for my 1st ever 5K!!!

Thursday, January 02, 2014

happy new year! it's been a while since i was a regular on here...

but exciting news... i just registered for my first ever 5K! i can't believe it because i've never really been a "runner" and i've gained 20 pounds since May because of a medication i was on... but hey... new year... one life.. and determination, right?! i'm really excited. i'm no longer on the medication that had weight gain as a side effect and i'm down 2 pounds. I'm determined to get my healthy, fit body back and i know i can do it... i've done it before. a 5K probably doesn't seem like much to regular runners but to someone who has never committed to one before and has never fancied running, it is a big deal! lol it's on april 26th, so i have plenty of time to get my self ready for it and to drop these pounds on the way... first time ever doing somethin like this and i'm already proud of myself for doing something outside of my comfort zone. this will keep me focused, for sure!

wishing you all a happy and healthy 2014!

much love,
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    Incredible! It's hard to think you never ran before, you look so incredibly lean in your pics! Was that all from weights, or did you also do some kind of cardio? Hope you've been keeping well and that your 5K went great! :D
    2552 days ago
    You've been a huge inspiration to me, I think it's amazing that you're doing this, stepping out of your comfort zone! Good luck!

    2688 days ago
  • EOPP22
    I just signed up for my first 5k in March on Wednesday! So excited to go out and crush it! I am sure you will be awesome!
    2719 days ago
    I love you ladies!! :)
    2720 days ago
    YAY! So glad you are back! So excited for you and your race!!! There are MANY sources of "how to train to run" on-line... if you need help getting started! (PS... I'm NOT a runner, so I have NO tips for you! lol but there are many runners here on Spark that would gladly help, I am certain!)

    Here's to 2014! Let's get to WORK!
    2722 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3406028
    You can do it!! And you'll lose the weight just through running! Just start of slowly and listen to your body. Don't expect to run a 5K on day one, don't expect to run a mile on day one! Do expect to be tired and love it and hate it all at the same time though!
    2725 days ago
  • NIKO27
    2726 days ago
    Great job. Good luck!
    2726 days ago
    WOOT WOOT!! Congrats on signing up for your first 5k! That's a GREAT start! Every runner - even the best of the best - had to take that first run. Enjoy every minute of your journey!
    2726 days ago
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