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Illinois, United States
I am a band director at five private schools in Kankakee. Music is a big part of my life, but knitting and crafting are right up there too. I own a ridiculous stash of yarn, which I am slowly using... and replacing with better yarn... I tend to knit and crochet a lot, in class, out of class, while watching tv, while driving, pretty much constantly. I have been involved with crochet romantically for 15 years, and involved with knitting for 11 years. They sometimes get jealous of each other. I think its funny. Along with knitting and crocheting, I quilt, spin (drop spindle) and design patterns!!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

My first 5k ever!

Before and after shots of my first ever 5k! My first time fully running a mile with no walking was about a month ago (under 15 mins, I have ran really slow miles before). The best mile I have ever done was last week at 10 mins, 41 seconds n a treadmill.  I tested out my 5k time on a treadmill last week, and came at 43.55.

I kicked that first mile in its booty at 9mins on the dot. After that, I slowed down, the hills around Perry Farm are brutal!

My time was 40.33. My favorite part was the last .10 mile before the finish line. I felt like death, soaked through with sweat, face beet red, exhausted, but I had my St. Joes students and parents cheering me on, running along side of me screaming my name, rooting for me. I have never felt that amazing before. 

I am going to continue training, and I have 5 more 5k's in the area that I am signed up for this summer. I am so proud of myself for pushing to do better in my life. I have an easy goal to beat. And I will beat it!