Category Archives: 5k

American Heart Association 5k Walk

Walked a 5k to benefit the American Heart Association with the hubby and a large number of co-workers (and many other people). According to the announcer 15k people registered to walk and over $800k was raised.

The walk was fun and it took us just over 52 minutes to complete.

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Posted by on August 23, 2008 in 5k, Charity, Walking


Jingle Bell Run 5k

Thanks to some very generous people I was able to raise $410 for the Arthritis Foundation! I was thrilled about that; it was twice as much as I had hoped to raise.

My intentions for this race were to run hard, but not to the point of total exhaustion (I was going quadding in the afternoon). I like running for 5 minutes and then getting a 1 minute walk break, that seems to be working very well for me right now, so that’s what I did.

I ran my first mile in 10:15 (1 walk break), the second mile in 10:54 (2 walk breaks) and the last mile in 10:25 (2 walk breaks), and I hauled ass the last 0.1 mile (my Garmin shows it at 6 something per minute! lol)

The whole run came to 32: 18, a 10:26 min/mile pace. Not a PR, but a step in the right direction.

It was a very good run overall, I enjoyed it, it was actually more fun then when I ran it 3 years ago. For some reason I enjoy running in the streets of Columbus, and 3 miles seems like such a short distance now!

I am looking forward to next weeks “8 on the 8th”; it’s been a while since I have run that far.


Posted by on December 1, 2007 in 5k, Race


“Beat Michigan 5K” (10:58)

Comments: I have been fighting some sort of chest cold thing, so I really haven’t worked out much last week. But, I had signed up for the Beat Michigan 5K” (Ohio State U v. Michigan U football game) earlier in the month. So of course I had to run that! 😉 Overall the run wasn’t bad, but I felt winded. (The website has me running it at 33:13 (10:42), but my Garmin read 34:06, so I am going with that)

Time: 12 pm

Weather: 40’s Raining

Clothes: Long sleeve shirt, Nike Pants, Jacket, Gloves

Shoes: Saucony

Distance: 3

Time: 34:06

Split: 10:58

Course: Around OSU campus.

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Posted by on November 11, 2007 in 5k, Race