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Sunday, September 28, 2008

I survived.

Whew. One 5K down. Here is a picture of me finishing, yes, I survived.

Actually, the race course was quite a bit easier than my training course. The road I've trained on has two major hills that kick my ass three times a week and the race course was basically flat. Thank God.

Two of our friends did the whole enchilada, as in the Duathalon, they both did great. Another friend of mine split the duathalon with her 13 year old daughter, which I think is really cool.

All in all, the day was great, the weather could have been better, but for my first
5K, I'm pretty happy.

Turns out I got first in my age division - give a big 'hell yeah' for the old gals!! Truth be told? I was the only one in the 40-44 age division:), not hard to get first. But, in my defense, my time was actually better than the 35-39 group, so that made me feel better.

Of course, all this does? It makes me want to run a 10K or possibly train this winter and be ready for the Duathalon next year!

Alyson made the trip home from college and came to the race with her friends, very sweet considering they were up until 2 a.m. the night before:) All three of my kids even got inspired and decided they want to train to run 5K's next year.

So, for all you women out there who are considering trying something like this? I'm the LAST person you would ever think would accomplish something like this, so if you have the urge? In the words of Nike, JUST DO IT! It's fun and makes you feel great.

Thanks for all the support - you ladies are the best!!


Anonymous said...

That is awesome, Angie!

Country Girl said...

Congrats to you, you rock. I have always wanted to do a triathlon but don't think I ever will.

Southbay Girl said...

CONGRATS! Way to run and enjoy it-because that's the key!!!!

Karen said...

Fantastic!! If you can do it with a back injury, I guess I shouldn't let a little old knee injury stop me.

Cherry said...

Yay! I'm so glad you have recovered and successfully completed your first 5k!

Ok fine, Miss Inspiration! Because of you, and my hatred of tight pants that didn't use to be so tight. I'm going to start running. Ok, I'll start with walking. But I'll move it into jogging by week 3 (I just typed 2, then 3, then 2 and settled on 3 weeks being more attainable). No need to push it right?

Angie said...

Awesome, Cherry!! Definitely give yourself 3 instead of 2 weeks - I agree - why push it!

Check out that Couch to 5K training - it made it sooo much easier.

Good luck!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Hooray for you! Glad you placed (hahaha) and showed those young gals where it's at! I bet this success is a real boost.

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

Yay you!!!! This might just inspire me to taking up biking again.

Mrs. G. said...

Aww, Angie, that is fantastic. You are strong.

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Tara said...

That is so awesome! Good for you. Maybe there's hope for my old, flabby behind yet!

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Madeline said...

WHoo Hoo! Faster then the young 35-39 yo's ! I am sooo impressed. You go, Wisconsin wonder woman!

Erikka said...

dammmmn lady, look at your ass in that photo?!?! You look slim and trim!!!


Congratulations and here's to many more milestones and healthy days for you!