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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Ray Tanner Home Run 5K-Success!

Yesterday, Shawn, Meredith, and I walked/ran in The Ray Tanner Home Run 5K. We had a BLAST! What a fun and BEAUTIFUL day it was! Meredith decided this summer to join me and signed up. I was so excited when she said she was going to do it with me! It was her first 5K and I was honored to do it with her! At the time I was telling her about it, I was training to run the whole 3.1 miles but needless to say, that didn't happen. Meredith is an incredible athlete so I was nervous about Saturday until she messaged me Friday night to let me know she was having problems with her hip and she didn't think she could run the whole thing. God answered my prayer and she said, hers too! :) I will be completely honest and tell you that I wanted to back out of doing the whole thing. I was so down on myself and knew 3.1 miles was going to be really tough considering I haven't exercised in 3 months. If it hadn't been for Meredith, Shawn and I wouldn't have done it. I am so THANKFUL that I had Meredith to be my accountability because the 5K was awesome!! Shawn and I both commented on how great we felt afterwards even though we were tired and sore.

The Ray Tanner 5K was such an awesome experience. The course was great and the weather was absolutely P-E-R-F-E-C-T! I think I may have said that the weather "couldn't get any better than this" about 50 times. :) Blue skies, sunshine, a great friend and husband by my side, motivational people along the sidelines....perfection. I would HIGHLY recommend you to do a 5K whenever you can! It is one of the most motivational experiences you will ever have! Don't be afraid of it! There are so many different people competing at various levels so don't worry about what you can't do. Just get out there and walk! Enjoy the experience!

My motivation for exercise has returned! Thank GOODNESS! Shawn and I both decided that it was time to get back to business and keep each other accountable. We are going to get back to exercising at least 4-5 times a week. It is definitely a mind issue for me. I know it will make me feel so much better and give me more energy but I just create a block for exercise instead. I am going to push through the block this week and get back to business!

The next 5K I am doing is the Sleigh Bell Trot at Saluda Shoals Park on November 22. It is at night and you get to go through the park and see all of the awesome Christmas lights! Come join me! It's going to be FUN!! :) Here is the link to sign-up!


  1. I'm so glad y'all did this! Wish I had...Congratulations!

  2. keep it up Hope!!

  3. How much was the entry fee? I'm thinking about running this as my first 5K