(Closed) My first 5k SUCCESS!

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

That’s amazing!  Congrats!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Congratulations!  Getting past the 5K mark is such a huge accomplishment– now you’ll get addicted!  I LOVE running (I ran my first marathon last year).  It’s such a great stress reliever and a great way to stay in shape!  Good luck with your future races! 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Wow congrats!! How did you work up to that endurance level? I can go for days on cardio machines, but when it comes to running outside I can hardly run two blocks without feeling like I’m going to pass out πŸ™

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I did my first one in February. Congratulations.  Doesn’t it feel amazing.  I am running another one in May.  Keep up with the running.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Big congrats! That is really awesome. Very respectable time, I might add.

Careful…the running bug has got you. I remember my first 5k…I agreed to do it to help a friend. She didn’t show. It was cold. I cursed most of the way and was so pissed about it. Then I crossed the finish line under my goal time and declared that it was awesome and I couldn’t wait to do it again. Six months later I signed up for a marathon and the rest is history.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Yay!  I’m on W3D2 of C25K and my first 5K is June 5!  Ahhh I am so excited,  and I did exactly what you are thinking about, ditched my $30 gym membership.  Way to go!  Great job!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Congrats! I’m doing couch to 5k (just like Kingcake) and my goal is to actually get out there and run one– even though I hate running, I love doing the program, and even more than that, I love what it’s doing to my body! I can’t wait to run one– congrats again!!!

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2010

congrats!! That’s just great! I know the feeling: I started running at the end of last summer and it was awesome the first time I got to ran 5 K. Running becomes so addictive!

I’m actually running my first 5K race on Sunday. Wish me luck πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Congrats!  I, too, just finished my first 5k – 2 weeks ago.  I was pleasantly surprised to actually run the entire thing, AND finish in a reasonable time!  I’m continuing to run on the treadmill but there’s something about the cheering people on the running route that pushed me to run better/faster – ’cause now I’m having trouble running 2 miles – let alone 3.  But I’m determined to do another one in June….

Good luck @kingcake & @pekoe2! 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Congrats!  I just finished my second half marathon and I’m running the NYC marathon in 2011.

I have a 4-mile on Sunday…hoping to set a new personal record.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

Congrats! And great time for your first 5K! Everyone on here is so right…once you finish your first 5K, you just want to run more and it’s so addicting! Good luck in your future running, and to all of the other bees who are striving towards something!

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