Making a plan

October 30, 2014

I mostly run for fun... I really do, I enjoy running, I enjoy the therapy while I am running, and I enjoy the feeling of accomplishment when done. 

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Last Saturday I ran the PAWS FOR THE CAUSE 5k. The night before I told my husband no wine for me, I plan to run as hard as I can tomorrow with no regrets. Many times when running a race I don't push myself and then regret wondering if I could have done better. Joel dropped me off early, giving me plenty of time to get registered, hydrate, and warm up before the start.

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Excited to run and establishing a vision...

Before I began running I closed my eyes and imagined my goal, the thought to cross in 27 minutes came to mind, even though I have never finished a 5k in 27 minutes? So when I crossed and the clock said 27:04 I was shocked, surprised, pleased and oh so proud!

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During the race I ran hard, listening to the timers shouting out pace times as I passed, mile one 8:13, thrilled I kept pushing on. Although the final hill induced panic when I felt like I was going to have an asthma attack, slowing my pace though still not ready to give up.

I finished the race and left for breakfast with my family. Although I felt good about my time, it never crossed my mind that I might have placed.

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What an awesome surprise to confirm my time and discover my winning 2nd place for my age group out of 58 women!

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You are never to old to push yourself harder, reach for something you never dreamed of. While this was only a 5k, its power was tremendous!

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