Saturday, May 23, 2009

My 2nd 5K Race!!!!

Can you believe I ran another 5K race???? A friend of mine talked me into signing up for another 5K race that was scheduled for today and I am so glad she did!! Karlee & ,I along with our husbands, all had a blast running today's 5K. Us girls ran it in 30:43, which beat my old time!!! We both also placed 3rd in our age group!!!! I GOT A MEDAL FOR RUNNING!!!!! I feel like a running STAR!!! Of course I know, it's only a 5K, but to me it was SOOOO super BIG!!!

Here are the pics of the day.....



It's so neat that my husband and I now both share a running hobby.  We have many goals for the future that we want to accomplish TOGETHER!


Here is me and Karlee after the race.  We sent our husbands out to the car to get our cameras so we could capture it all on film.  We must be scrapbookers, huh??

Funny story....  Just about 2 k's into the race we noticed that there were some runners now running our direction.  We totally thought they were the marathon runners who had started 1 1/2 hours before we did.  We were cheering for them, screaming, telling them they are AWESOME!!  Then we realize that they are the 5K runners!!!  At the halfway point you have to turn around and come back!!  We were only a little bit behind the people we were cheering on!!!  Honestly, when we thought they were the marathon runners our speed picked up, our energy level got higher, and we just were pumped.  After we realized that we were in the same race then it was pretty funny.  :)



After we were done running we thought it would be fun to go back out on the course and cheer the marathon runners on.  Karlee and I were doing cartwheels, "WHOOOOING", and doing kicks for them!  Some of the marathon runners loved it and we felt that it also annoyed some.  :)  It was soooo super fun, though!!  I really want to attend marathons just so I can be a cheerleader for them and keep their spirits up.  What an amazing accomplishment for them!!  We are setting a goal to run a marathon in October 2010.  Just 1 year and 5 months away!!!




Here is a pic of Karlee and me with our 3rd place medals.  We both placed 3rd place in our age group.  Of course they were 10 years apart!!!  What a fun day.  I am going to miss Karlee sooooo much when she moves in 2 weeks!!!

37 comments:

  1. Robyn, You ROCK!! Keep running, I know you are inspiring many.

    Heather

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  2. Congrats, Robyn! How super awesome that you did this and that you finished 3rd! WOW! You are a great inspiration! Thanks


    Teresa

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  3. It's fabulous ... your second 5K!!

    All of you who have been watching your progress since January are so darn proud of you.

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  4. Holy heifer, you are hard core! Didn't you LOATHE running? What changed your mind? (My husband is a runner, and I can't stand it.)
    ~ac

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  5. Yep!! I hated running!! Something changed for me and it didn't happen until after a month or so of doing the treadmill every day. I just started looking forward to it. Now I feel bad if I haven't ran 6 days a week!!!

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  6. Congrats, Robyn! Way to go!

    CindyS. from the Cricut MB

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  7. It is definitely a rush!!! Biking is like that with me. Congrats and keep up the good work. I love looking at your Pink Loser segment. Very inspirational. Sorry about Karlee leaving.

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  8. Congrats... once again, you're an inspiration to a lot of people you don't even know. That's gotta be an awesome feeling. We're proud of you.. YOU GO, GIRL!

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  9. Congrats woman - you are awesome AND amazing! Very inspirational to us couch potatoes!

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  10. Congratulations Robyn! There is nothing wrong with a 5k race girl. I'm damn sure I could not run it.
    Well done!!
    Regards
    Michelle

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  11. Congrats! That is amazing you ran a 5k!

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  12. Congratulations! That's an admirable achievement!

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  13. Yahoo, way to go Robyn, you rock girlfriend!!

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  14. Whoo hoo! You go girls!!!

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  15. Robyn- That is so awesome! :) Congrats on even placing....I know I sure couldn't do that right now if I wanted to! :) You go girl! :)

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  16. Roby, congratulations! Way to go!!!

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  17. Congrads on 3rd place(:
    Sorry Karlee's moving, it must suck.
    but congrads on your 2 5k run & a medal:)

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  18. Wow robin, Congratulations on winning the medal. Way to go and on to the Marathon.

    Hug Linda

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  19. yeah !! you inspire me :)
    congratulations girly girl!!
    steffogal1

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  20. You're so amazing in sooooh many ways! You and Karlee rock! Congratulations to all of you; husbands included! Also ... very funny story 2 k's in to your race, ha, ha. I could just picture it.

    Lutee

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  21. Hi Robyn-

    Congratulations! I am going to try a 5K in July. You are an inspiration to us all. Hugs, Julie. :0)

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  22. Way to go Robyn! That's awesome!

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  23. Robyn, Congrats on your 5k run! Wow! Cool medal. Keep up the great work!

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  24. Robyn-
    Congratulations...what a great feeling and you must feel so proud. Keep up the good work!
    Mariah

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  25. Congratulations! Awesome job!

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  26. Congrats. Looks like you had a ball. Now back to scrapping. ha ah. See you on the web.I hope you make a fathers day card.
    Cindy

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  27. Congrats!!! You are my inspiration, I'm dealing with loss weight, Thanks, you looks awesome.

    Teresa

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  28. Robyn,

    Congratulations on placing 3rd in your division,what a great accomplishment. May I add, that you look great and you and your husband sure look cute together. Sorry to hear that your girlfriend is moving in 2 weeks,you look like you get along so well! You have some great pictures to scrapbook the event, you'll have to show us your pages when you get them done.
    Again, Congratulations.....

    Rosalie, CA

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  29. Lisa Sturgill5/25/2009 6:14 AM

    Congrats Robyn and crew!!!!!! that is so awesome!!!!

    Lisa Sturgill

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  30. Congratulations Robyn. Awesome accomplishment.
    Lori

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  31. Robyn, that is awesome! I need to get back into running. Hopefully this will inspire me. Great job!!!
    Michelle

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  32. Great job! Congrats on the medal. I was wondering...how did you train yourself? I have a treadmill at my apartment complex and I want to start to train for a 5K. Where did you begin and how did you increase? You have inspired me and you look skinny which helps in the motivation!

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  33. Congrats Robyn! What an accomplishment! You look great too! You are an inpsiration!

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  34. Don't kid yourself Robyn. You're running is a HUGE accomplishment. Congrats!!!! Kathy(luvsraggedy)

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  35. That's so awesome Robyn!! I hate running but my hubbie loves it so I'll have to give it a try again...

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