26 September 2011

Weekend Update| September 26, 2011

After the race all I could do was smile and say "wow!!"

I did it! I ran a 5k and man does it feel fantastic! I can't thank you all enough for your encouragement on my last post and for your tweets the day of the race to pump me up for the challenge ahead. It really meant so much.  Here's some details from the day:

- I woke up at 3:00am the morning of because I realized I hadn't put together a running mix for my iPod. I can't think of a better use for 3:00 in the morning. It so paid off when we left the chute for our 3.1 mile run.

- We woke up at 5:30. I bounced out of bed and into my gear, and John said "so you have no problem jumping out of bed at 5:30 on a Saturday to go running, but I can't get you out of bed for the life of me at 7:00 on a Wednesday. I don't understand you."

- We feasted on english muffins with peanut butter and split a banana on the way to the race.




- We hit major traffic on the way there and were 20 minutes late to the start line. Yup, 20 minutes! We started running with just a few other stragglers and then caught up with the walkers and stroller-pushers by the end of it.

- I ran 3.1 miles in 37 minutes, only stopping to walk for 3 of those minutes. That's about a 12 minute mile pace.

-Reaching that finish line was the most exhilarating thing I have ever done. I smiled wide, thumbs-uped the cameras and kept saying "yes!" every exhale till my toes crossed the finish line. :)

I am absolutely hooked people. Like, I need to run another race right now. Unfortunately I'll have to wait until February. We're signing up for another 5k in Melbourne and we're running it with my mom and step-dad! It's going to be a great time and another great reason to keep training and try and improve my time.

Thanks again for all the encouragement. It made my day! And your breakfasts tips totally helped, the english muffin and pb really did the trick. I didn't feel sick at all!

34 comments:

  1. Well done Hannah.You did fantastic!
    ~Anne

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  2. Well done!! You made it, how great! I am so happy for you..........
    Have a wonderful day - It's Celebration time now....till the next one!

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  3. Yay! Congratulations on doing so well and accomplishing your goal. :)

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  4. Congrats! It' such a great feeling to finish something like that, isn't it? And it's great motivation for your weekly runs.

    On another note - I looked it up and nudity is not illegal in San Francisco as long as you're not engaging in lewd conduct. So I guess naked bike rides are okay.

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  5. Yay! Congrats on finishing it! You have definitely inspired me to take the plunge and just go for it!

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  6. Hooray for running, and finishing! Love the exuberant first pic. :)

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  7. Congrats on doing a 5k!!! I am glad that it went so well!!

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  8. Bravo!!! That is great for a first 5k!! Congratulations! Bet that mix you made at 3am helped out too, I would have done the same thing. xo

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  9. You go girl!! Best feeling is once you're done!

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  10. I'M SO PROUD OF YOU, HANNAH! Congrats! You did great, and glad you had an english muffin with PB for bfast :) Hope you're having a great start to the week!

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  11. haha you are crazy at 3am!!! but that is awesome, good job!!

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  12. Congrats Hannah!! I ran my first race this weekend too! I'm not hooked like you are haha but I'm glad i did it! :)

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  13. CONGRATULATIONS! That's such a huge accomplishment! My sister-in-law runs these all the time and she just gets so much satisfaction out of them. Awesome, awesome, awesome.

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  14. Congratulations! The feeling you get after running is GREAT!

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  15. You guys should be so proud of yourselves (that is such a darling picture of the two of you :)) When you say your next race is in Melbourne, do you mean Melbourne, Australia?

    PS The Plum Wine was Sweet :)

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  16. Oh Vanisha, I wish! It will be in Melbourne Beach, Florida. Hot, humid U.S. of A. :)

    But it'll be in February so I'm expecting decent running temps. :)

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  17. CONGRATS! You're definitely a huge inspiration! Looking great! :)

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  18. YAY! Good job! I totally know what you mean, it is addicting!!

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  19. Congrats! I am so happy for you that you got hooked on running! races are addictive too - so keep us updated about your future runs!

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  20. Congratulation!Great job and I'm glad for you. :)

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  21. Hannah, you are so cute :) Love that 1st picture!

    I am so excited & happy for you! You rocked your first race, girl! I smiled the whole way through your recap. Congratulations & happy running <3

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  22. wow. congrats. Now I feel inspired to start running again.

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  23. Congratulations!! That is a fantastic time!!! You look so good in photos for someone who has run 5k! <3

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  24. Whoo hoo! Go Hannah!! Love that your mom and step dad will be running the next one with you guys :-)

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  25. Yay! Great job! So glad you were able to do this, you didn't feel sick, you were pumped then and even more pumped to keep running! I wish I could share your enthusiasm for it!!

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