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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Mission Accomplished!!! My First 5K!!

What a blast!! Today was the Color Vibe 5K! It was hot!!! By 9 AM when it all started! The turn out was about 500 people. And we went in the 4th wave of people that was released.
 
The hubby got some awesome pictures!! We were excited to party it up today, and I was a little unsure about jogging the whole way. But I was determined!! And I had jogged 5K several times before, including this past Tuesday and Thursday.
 
We started out so clean!! My 2 girls, 1 very close friend of theirs (and my 3rd daughter) and my mom and her man, and myself of course!
We started out strong, the girls ran ahead and my mom and her man walked the course. I put my head phones my ears and rocked out to Toby Keith, Bon Jovi, Brad Paisley, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, Journey, Survivor, and such!
I stayed on the outside of the course so anyone that wanted to pass me could, and I passed a few people too! It was so hot!! But we kept going!!
 
I ran slow, but I caught up to the girls before we got to the finish line! They were walking, I passed and said "I'm gonna make it!" and the next thing I knew they were jogging at my pace next to me. "Come on Mom!! You can do it!!" And then we were all holding hands as we cross the finish line!! I teared up. I was touched.... Pretty great kids!
I didn't time myself, But I was somewhere around 40 - 45 minutes. I happy with that, Hell, I'm happy I was able to jog the whole thing. This course was dirt, not the sidewalk or treadmill that I have been running on. But my time was no different then usual. I'm thrilled!!! We all felt great!
And then the party began!! Color, Color, and more Color!!
 
My lovely and her daughters boyfriend volunteered to work the green color station! She is so much support for me!!

And more color!
It was a great day!!
Followed by a birthday celebration for my lovely's son at Chili's.
We finished the evening with some awesome clouds bringing the awesome storm we received in!
So we are relaxing this evening and tomorrow is a rest day for me. This past week was epic! Good food and great workouts! I feel accomplished!

SO have a fabulous Saturday night friends!! And keep on keepin' on!! Don't give up! There are great things just beyond the horizon, it just might take a bit to get there!

~Chris!


7 comments:

  1. Congrats! Looks like a blast :D and so sweet of your kids to support you like that!

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  2. Looks like so much fun! I really want to do a colour run one day, but the closest one for me is 6 hours away! Well done on your jog and time : )

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  3. Well done you, looks really good fun too! Congrats x

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  4. Great job!! Looks like a lot of fun and I'm glad you've got such an awesome support system. You go!

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  5. Looks like it was LOTS of fun!

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