Sunday, April 11, 2010

My First 5K!

Yesterday I completed my first 5K! I think it is awesome that Amy and I both did 5K's at the same time in the same state just hours apart.

Cops and Kids 5K Walk/Run at Fort Clinch State Park, Amelia Island, FL.

The event was for a program that the Nassau County Sheriffs Office has for children in need. They call it "Cops and Kids." They use the proceeds for children to shop for Christmas with a deputy. This was the first ever 5K walk/run that they have done. It was a great turn out. My Dad is a Chief there, and has been there over 30 years, and my sister in law, Kathy, has been there a while as well. I pretty much should just say I have grown up there as well as worked in the dispatch center for four years a while back. The people are like family some of them, so it was good to see them and reunite after an almost 100 pound loss in 8 months, amen!! :)

It was a fun time. I went into it saying I really want to finish in an hour. When I crossed the line it was 48 min. I was like WHAT!! Yay, super excited. I have been working out, but not doing as much cardio as I should, so I wasn’t sure how the results would be. For my first time I am very pleased.

My brother Lee, sister in law Kathy, and nephew Joey was also there. It was fun to do the family thing. I realized I didn’t take any pics, so we did some parking lot ones.

I was standing with some of my friends there during the awards ceremony. They did some raffle drawings giving away prizes. I said, "I wanna win, I never win." Then I hear 220, which was my number yay! I said, "That’s me." as I waved my hands in the air. I won a gift basket of car cleaning stuff from Paul Clark Ford, as well as a years worth of free oil changes. Super exciting!!

It was a great day. I can't wait to do it again, and just continue to improve.

p.s. today is 8 months since I have been banded. Man time is a flying!!!


  1. Congrats! 5k in 48 minutes is awesome :-)

  2. You look amazing. And 48 minutes! That is fantastic and much faster than my first one!

  3. That is just awesome.. A 5K is on my bucket list.. some day SOON!! great job..