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I Ran My First 5K Race and it Was Easy

For weeks leading up to BlogHer I ran miles a day. It all began rather harmlessly, I wanted something to do during the days I wasn’t at Zumba and I surely didn’t want to be inside on my elliptical. I decided to strap in my running shoes and hit the streets.

Granted I quickly found out that I would need new running shoes I found that running a mile wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. Accomplishing it made me continue to move forward. I’ve heard quite a few people say that running can be addictive and I totally agree. It’s the ability to set a goal and know that I can obtain that goal. It’s persistence and dedication to myself.

I decided it only be fitting that I run my first 5K at BlogHer and while I woke up wishing it wasn’t friday morning I managed to get on my running gear and get to the marina. Dizzy from the night before I started to run. My friend Jennifer said I would be totally pumped and run really fast. She was right. I ran, and ran. I ran the entire time and felt so proud of myself that tears streamed down my face.

I cry a lot while running. I wonder if that’s normal….

The point is, I totally did it! I told myself I was going to do it and I did. There’s such power in that, and I’ll take these lessons with me always. Running is a part of me now, I love just being there and challenging myself to go further.

Look out 10 miles, I’m on my way!


  1. BusyWorkingMama on August 22, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Good job! I love 5K’s – 3 miles go by quickly enough not to waste too much of my weekend 🙂

  2. Maria on August 18, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Congrats! And at least the tears were not tears of pain!

  3. Tiff @ Babes and Kids on August 17, 2011 at 7:54 am

    WTG! And what an awesome milestone!

  4. Rosey on August 17, 2011 at 7:01 am

    Congrats on a job well done!

  5. Tammi @ My Organized Chaos on August 16, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Great job, Kristin!
    I am so proud of you!!!!