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Saturday, September 17, 2011


Today was the big day! The day I have been planning and training for the last couple months. Today I pushed myself to my limits. Me and my Donor's lungs ran 3.1 miles (5K) and crossed the finish line with pride. I was not the last one to finish :) I finished it in 40:58 which is about a 13.10 average mile. My feet, calves and knees did quite well. . .however my hips were feeling it by the end. I pushed through (walking as little as possible). I really gave it my all and sprinted about as fast as I could over the finish line. I DID IT!! I set a goal and I conquered it. Not setting any records, but knowing I finished and put 100% effort is reward enough for me. Check out a few pics.

My Friend Jen ran the race with me. . .she could have ran faster, but stayed with me the whole run!
I am running!!
Sprinting towards the finish line!

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Kristin said...

Way to go, Jamie!!

Nancy said...

I am so proud of you, Jamie!!!! What an awesome accomplishment. I was also super thrilled to hear that you were going to be volunteering for your local Donate Life organization. You Go Girl!!!

Love you! Nancy

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