My First Successful 5K

The only thing that matters now is my mission.  Nothing will stand in the way anymore.

I walked/jogged my 5K, I competed and interestingly enough, I competed with me.  It is good to be in a group with other people but ultimately we compete with ourselves.  I felt free while jogging, feeling like I could go on forever but because I never put enough training in for this, I wouldn't allow myself to just keep going.   Eventually I will be able to jog a whole one and that is what I am committed to learning for the Spring.  I had a great deal to overcome in a very short time, I had to quit smoking, I had to lose over 50 pounds (53 to be exact) I still have another 35 pounds I want to take off.

Hear me and hear me now, I will not be too skinny, I will be 20 to 25 pounds over what doctors, Weight Watchers and such think I should be. If I were to go down to what they think is right for me, then I would be too thin.  I have NO desire to be too thin, I LOVE my curves, I love that I am shaped like a woman. I will have a bigger booty than most with a smaller waist, I am more than okay with that.  I have absolutely no desire to get down to a size 4-6-8... Not because I can't but because I don't want to, I would lose what I love most about my body, my curves.
So, I will be happy with a size 10-12-14 and I will look just fine and I will be healthy. Healthy because I will continue to exercise 5-6 days per week, I will do fun things like strength training, Zumba and I am looking into salsa dancing... Eventually I want to swim, once I tone some of my body up.  That will come with strength training. and some time.  I am 100% committed to really getting into shape.

So for my 5K, I completed it in 44:10 minutes, I was hoping to do it under 46:00 minutes, I did and I beat it by nearly 2 minutes.  That was wonderful.... Of course others did this in under 30 minutes and one day with training, I will be able to do that as well.  I have to learn how to breathe when I am running/jogging and I have to believe I can continue and not have a heart attack... lol.  When it was all done, I averaged a mile at 14.09 per minute... all I can say is WOW... so much better than I thought I was capable of... that is why I know I can and will get better.  I believe in myself and I have Faith that I will only get better.
I used this walk/jog to work out an issue that has been on my mind... I have been angry, sad, despondent, afraid, ticked beyond belief... What I am going to say here won't be enough but know that I plan to direct it to the right person, they need to know.  There was a breach in trust and when it all went down, it devastated me, made me feel that deep down, the trust I had with a person was only one sided... Otherwise you don't hide things from someone you trust and you don't blindside them.  Trust is about being there for someone, no matter what.  I have not changed that, I will be there for them... I will show them what trust really is.  Yes I am mad/angry and disappointed but this person will learn in time that they are the ones that had the lack of trust... it was never me... I was always there, as I always will be...
I cherish my past, I accept my present and I dream for my future  

96 comments :

  1. That's so great that you're that dedicated to exercising. Congrats!
    You inspired me, dear. I should start working out again. :)

    xx.
    Jonnessa

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    1. Thank you Jonnessa, I love to exercise, it always feels so great :)

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  2. I think your time is fantastic! Woo hoo!!! I don't know if I will ever try to run again. If you are happy with your body than that is perfect for you. Each person needs to learn to be happy with themselves.

    I hope your friend realizes what a gem they have in you!

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    1. Thank you Betty, my time was slow for a 5K run but I walked a lot of it so it was quick for that... I don't think I would really want to run at my age, I don't mind some fast walking and jogging.

      I hope my friend trusts me as I trust them... something happened that I need to figure out why it happened :-/

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  3. Congratulations on a successful 5K! Sounds like you did a great job!

    I'm sorry to hear a friend has betrayed your trust. I know how much that can hurt. I hope once you talk with your friend that you will be able to get past the pain it has caused you.

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    1. Thank you Daisy, I am not sure they actually betrayed me... more like they didn't trust me enough and that is sad to know since I trust them with everything in me...

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  4. good job. running, for me, is a release. just keep at it; eventually, it will become a habit and something you miss if you miss a day.

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    1. Thank you Lauren, I will definitely be walking, exercising and some possible jogging... I already don't like to miss a day :)

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  5. Wow! Congratulations Launna! I know you will accomplish your next goal which is getting into shape :)
    On the other hand, I'm sorry to hear about your "friend". Sometimes life has a strange way to show us who is worth to be with and who's not. Keep only the positive people with you :)
    xx

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    1. Thank you Deb... this friend is worth the chance to make it right... or at least try...

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  6. Congrats Launna! You did it! The most important to lost weight to be healthy rather then being skinny and unhealthy. Good exercise is always great mood and relax, I love Pilates so much:) Thank you for lovely comment on my blog, have a great week ahead

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    1. Thank you lavender... I agree exercising to get healthy is great... it always puts me in a good mood :)

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  7. Great job Launna..... Congrats!!!!!!
    Have a fab start of the week darling!!!!!
    Kisssss

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    1. Thank you Paola, I hope you have a wonderful start to your week also :) xox

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  8. Congrats on the finish!
    I think it's great that you know exactly what weight you want to get to, and why!!

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    1. Thank you Rosey... not sure I know the exact weight but I have a size in mind ;-)

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  9. OMGoodness girl is that your quote at the end? That is AWESOME. Congratulations on 14:09 that's awesome too. And I really got something out of this post. That weight that doctors and WW say is ridiculous. I would be too skinny also if I weighed that. I just need to keep that BP and cholesterol in check with comes with exercising and eating properly. I'm going to stop stressing about the numbers. When I loose too much weight I have no butt and that's not cool.

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    1. Haha Kenya... that is my quote at the end... I like having a tag line... that is what I came up with.

      I want my butt too... even if it is big... hehehe ... I don't want a tiny butt :)

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  10. cute post

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  11. I am so proud of you for completing the 5K and even beating your own time! That's awesome! I love hearing about your progress--it's inspiring!

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    1. Thank you Marcia, I really hope your hand mends quickly... I have been thinking of you too :)

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  12. Well done! Everything starts with a single step!

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    1. Thank you Lesley, I miss your blogging, you always wrote such insightfil posts... thank you for the comment:)

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    1. Thank you Paola.. kisses from Canada :-)

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  14. Your absolute focus inspires me. Makes me want to do the same.....Where did you get that kind of determination from. You are so incredible lady...hope you know that!!!!!! Congrats on beating your own time and finishing the walk.

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    1. Thank you Nikki... here I think I'm SO weak... I never feel strong :-/

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  15. Great post! Following you now!
    I hope to see you in my blog sometimes. Thanks! :)
    Kisses from VV!!

    www.voguelyvan.com

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    1. Thank you Vanessa... I have added you to my Bloglovin ;-)

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  16. Thank Good you did it on good time. You kept up your promise and answered our prayers as well. Way to go.

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  17. Good for you! Yet another goal attained. The chain reaction is going full steam ahead now, and like a long string of dominoes, you're knocking those goals over, one by one. Once they've started, there's no stopping them... or you.

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    1. Thank you Susan... I wish it was as easy to live with some things that have happened in my life recently as it has been to eat/exercisre/complete my 5k :-/

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  18. Great job! Before you know it you will be hitting your goal weight.

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    1. Awe, thank you Sarah... you are so sweet to me ;-)

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  19. Congrats on your first 5K Launna, You're doing so wonderful. I had a hard time to be on your blog yesterday, So today, I had to clicked you from Paola's blog, :) . Lucky me, thanks Paola. Continue your awesome job!

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    1. Awe thank you Tanya, I really appreciate that you take the time to come over to my blog and leave a sweet comment... you are so kind to me... I love each comment you leave :)

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  21. Hi Launna! Thank you so much for your visit! You have a lovely day too and yes we should visit each other often :) Stay Healthy :)

    Love,
    Nilu

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    1. Thank you Paola... have a lovely day yourself :-)

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    1. Awe thank you Fashion Lover... you are so sweet :)

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  24. Have a great week ahead, thank you for lovely comment on my blog
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    1. Thank you lavenderloafers... I hope you have a lovely week too :-)

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  25. Holy Hannah, Launna! A 5K is awesome!!

    Pearl

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    1. Thank you Pearl... I'm pretty thrilled ;-)

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  26. Thanks for your lovely comment

    Nuevo post!!

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  27. Congratulations my friend! You can do anything you put your mind to and you just proved it!

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    1. Awe... thank you Kc... you are so sweet;-)

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  28. I keep wanting to run a 5K, or at least walk in one! It always comes down to $$-I never have enough for the entry fee. At least in my fitness journey I've made it to the gym regularly, so I guess that's something. Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you Sarah... I found a free 5k... I can't afford to pay for those either;-)

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  29. I think you have your head in the right place Launna. It's inspiring to read back over all you have overcome.
    Congratulations.

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    1. Thank you Rick.. I appreciate that so much :-)

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  30. Have a lovely day Luanna.... keep in touch!!!!

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    1. Thank you Paola... I will keep in touch ;-)

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  31. hi my dear :)

    yeah i wore the yellow dress with the black leather jacket in paris. i'll show photos soon <3

    x
    dahi

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  32. You are a master at creating memorable posts!
    I love to come here and enjoy! Excellent!


    Regards,
    Katherine Unique


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    1. Awe thank you Katherine... you are so sweet ;-)

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  33. I am so freaking proud of all you have accomplished! a C25K is hard work and you really took it and owned it. WTG! 44:10 is amazing and really really good for your first race! Your tenacity is catching and I wish you all the best in any other running endeavor you take on. :)

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    1. Thank you Joy, you really were one of those people that inspired me;-)

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  34. i'm happy for you!! it's just awesome :D

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    1. Thank you Paola, have a lovely Friday too:-D

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  36. Congratulations love, so happy and proud of you <3
    Loads of kisses

    Carolina

    www.the-world-c.blogspot.com

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    1. Awe thank you Carolina... loads of kisses to you too xox

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  37. Congratulations.
    I always knew you could do it. :)
    Have fun now.

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    1. Thank you Purple :-) I appreciate your confidence in me... :-)

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  38. Launna, Wish u best of luck sweetheart for future challenges. I pray God gives lots of happiness to you and your family. Ameen. Have a wonderful life honey <3

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    1. Thank you Faha Khan... that is so incredibly sweet of you ;-)

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  39. I supposed to be in bed already but I just have to come by and say "hello also thank you" to you for stopping by mine too. Have a good weekend to you Launna! I will speak you soon, take care!

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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    1. Thank you Tanya... have a wonderful weekend ;-)

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  40. Oh yes definitely...You have that amazing body with a small waist and ampler hips...Oh I'd kill to have that....You've lost already so much weight...from now on it'll be easier...congratssssssssssssssssssss

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    1. Thank you Petronela.. I never appreciated my body until I was older... I love the sexy shape it is. ;-)

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  41. Heading out...up north....but wanted to stop by and wish you the best day ever. Hugs Launna...

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    1. Awe thank you Nikki.. I hope you have an amazing day too ;-)

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  42. Yay ! Congrats, I always have faith in you.
    PS Blogger does not show up blogs of people I follow, I have to rely on my memory and you know how it can get, specially at my age.

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    1. Thank you Munir... I have a blog feeder with Bloglovin... otherwise I would miss out on a lot ;-)

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  43. you should definitely go to a concert, it's a great experience!

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    1. Thank you Dk, I agree.. I just need to find one that I want to spend my money on, lol :)

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