Boy, Have I Missed Racing

by Nicci on 05/22/2010

Finally after months of putting it off, I ran an official 5k!

I woke up bright and early to leave for my race; driving sucks especially when you take the wrong exit and you know where your going. I thank the sing-a- long I was having with the radio and not paying attention.  

No clue as to where my half functioning Polar watch…I had no watch to run with. Boo!  

I finished the 5k in 40:45:41  

Okay for a first 5k and weeks…cough. cough. of putting off runs.  Actually annoyed with myself about the time (just a tad). Knowing I could have pushed myself and gone harder. Thinking back to my high school & college track days, when I was a sprinter. Then again this is not sprinting…this is long distance and I’m still building up endurance.  

New Goals:  

  • Run 3x a week
  • next 5k under 35 minutes
  • Using couch to 5k app during my runs

Can you spot me in this picture taken by Kyra’s hubby?? 


Definitely had a great race this morning with Kyra and can’t wait to run another 5k.  

(pardon the messy hair and sweating) :)   

Have a great Saturday.  

Chris and I couldn’t make it to friends b-day at the Ballpark so we’re going to a movie after he gets off from work?  

Anyone seen Iron Man or Robin Hood. decisions. decisions.

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LC May 31, 2010 at 10:59 am

Congrats on your 5K!!!

tasha - the clean eating mama May 30, 2010 at 11:14 am

YAY for running a 5K!! Great job!

Katherine May 30, 2010 at 9:44 am

races are so important for a good running career. they give you something to look forward to, remind you of competition, and give you such a great sense of community in the group atmosphere. great accomplishment!

DaMora May 29, 2010 at 8:21 am


Don’t be so hard on yourself about your time. You went out there and did it. There’s no time better than that accomplishment.

Jess (Fit Chick in the City) May 28, 2010 at 5:22 am

I realize I’m a little late, but congratulations!!!

RunToTheFinish May 25, 2010 at 2:10 pm

You started and you finished that is a success, plus now look at your motivation!!!

Nicci May 25, 2010 at 8:25 am

Thanks ladies, I’m working on picking out another race. I’ve got the runnign bug again.

Jolene ( May 24, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Congrats on the 5K!!!! That is great!!

I run my very first 5K one week from today. I haven’t been training because too much has been going on in my life. I will do it anyway though!

Sues May 24, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Awww go you!!! I saw Ironman 2 and ended up liking it A LOT more than I thought I would (I never saw the first one). Hope you had a fabulous rest of your weekend :)

Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle May 24, 2010 at 10:49 am

Congrats on the 5K girl!! Thats so good!

Melinda May 24, 2010 at 9:06 am

Congrats. That is way better than anything I could ever do. I hate running.

Diana @ frontyardfoodie May 24, 2010 at 7:23 am

Way to go! 5k’s are always a good time. Not to mention, great for motivation. If you’re not happy with your time you can sign up again and work a little harder!

Katie May 24, 2010 at 6:33 am

Congratulations, lady! You rocked it! I know how hard it is to race after not even having had the motivation to run, so celebrate yourself!!! So proud of you, Nicci.

GO SEE IRON MAN!!! So good. And I KNOW you like that Robert Downey, Jr!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) May 23, 2010 at 6:36 pm

I think you did fantastic! Congrats!

Emily May 23, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Congrats on finishing your 5k! They are addicting…once you run one race, you can’t wait to do another!

Victoria May 23, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Congrats on the race!! Good luck with your new goals!

Jenna May 23, 2010 at 10:02 am

Congrats on the race, lady! You got out there and ran it, that is all that matters!

Mari May 23, 2010 at 9:40 am

congrats love!!!! don’t be upset with your time! you rocked it =)

diana (mymarblerye) May 23, 2010 at 7:01 am

great job! it’s been so hot and humid outside! Your time isn’t bad at all! It’s all about you FINISHING it and setting new goals!

Lee May 23, 2010 at 6:06 am

Great job!!

Trinity (of haiku tofu) May 22, 2010 at 7:59 pm

GO NIKKI! You are so awesome. Next 5K, let’s run together!

'Drea May 22, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Congratulations on getting back into the fray. Love the candid post-race shot.

I think it’s kinda cute that you missed your exit while having singing therapy…

Heather (Where's the Beach) May 22, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Hey girl – glad you had a great race!!

Shannon, Tropical Treats May 22, 2010 at 5:05 pm

go girl!!!!!!!!!! I think you just inspired me to sign up for one too.. i havent ran one since last october! eek. Congrats on your race!

Marisa (Loser for Life) May 22, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Congrats on your 5k! Don’t worry about the time. You got out there and did it! That’s what matters!!!

Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly May 22, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Congrats!! You look adorable!!! I love it!

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