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I wasn't going to do a RR for this one, but it was requested so here goes...<br>
After running my first 5K last month, someone suggested that I do a turkey trot in November for my next race. So I found the 5th Annual Thankful Turkey 5K in San Marcos. It was an hour drive. I got there an hour early for packet pickup. I was one of the first people there. I took some ibuprofin for my knee and then got in the very short line for the port-a-johns. It alternated between a steady rain and drizzle the entire hour we were waiting for the race to begin. It was overcast for the entire race. The temperature was in the 50's. There was a lady from the local Gold's Gym who did an aerobic type workout for the racers, but not very many people participated. I walked around some and finally the wheel chair division started. There was only one racer. Then the rest of us got in position for running or walking and we were off promptly at 8:00. This race wasn't chip timed so I don't know what my split times were. I was a little worried because I had not run since last Saturday. I passed these three old ladies early on, but after the first turnaround, they passed me. I kept them within a few feet though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> Sometime after the race started, the rain stopped. I ran pretty well, kept wanting to stop and walk like so many others were doing, but I just wanted to finish without stopping. The course was pretty flat not one hill. My knee wasn't bothering me so I just kept a steady pace and plugged along until the finish. I thought I was the last person to come across the finish, but I wasn't. My time was 46:54. A little over a minute slower than my first 5K last month. And yes, the old ladies finished before me. What was really cool was the number of kids who ran. My family didn't come see me race. My ds had to drive at the driving school today at the time my race began. Aahh well! I kept the RM's and RD's and several of the PRTers in mind while I was running. You guys really are an inspiration. Thanks for all of your support!
 

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Great job, Chosha!!! You learn a little more from every race and you did great to keep on keeping on when you wanted to stop and walk!! You are an awesome RM and should be very proud of yourself!!!!
 

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CHO! Very nice work, mamma! You've been resting your knee and still managed to race and not worsen it. WTG on the mind set to keep running when you had the walking devil whispering. Walking is not bad when it's what you need, but you proved that you could keep your steady run and finish the way you wanted, running.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/occasion14.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="occasion5">
 

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<b>wahhhhhooooo!!! Chosha!!!</b><br><br>
Sounds like a dreary day but I swear all turkey trots are, LOL. Great job on not stopping though and keeping a steady pace. That's a smart runner!!<br><br>
Thank you for satisfying our RR need!!
 

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Yay Chosha!!! You did awesome! It's so funny...I could've sworn I wrote that RR myself...except for Thanksgiving, I ran my 2nd during Valentine's Day. Everything else was the exact same though...50s, rainy, no chip, old ladies beating me, and no family.<br><br>
I also drove an hour to my 2nd 5K. My DH thought I was nuts. Little did he know how nutso I was. When I first started running, my right knee was angry with me. I tried glucosamine. I don't know if it worked, but the pain went away. But maybe my body eventually got use to the running too.<br><br>
I totally see marathons in your future!!!<br><br>
CONGRATS ON YOUR RACE!!!!
 

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Thanks you guys! I've only been here a couple of months and you guys have been so supportive! Thanks again!
 

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WAY TO GO CHO!!! Sorry I had to threaten to sic Johnny on you but it wasn't that bad now was it!! I am SO GLAD you kept with it and did it no matter WHAT your time!! Sounds like it was a HORRIBLE day!!! I like running in the rain but not when it is that cold!! You did AWESOME!! Thanks for doing the RR!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Chosha - great job!! Way to keep going when you felt like walking! One thing I'm amazed by since I started running....there's some FAST old ladies out there LOL! Keep up the good work!
 

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Nicole - Thanks! It's okay. I won't have to be pushed the next time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br>
Tony - I remember thinking, how do they walk that fast? I never could walk that fast that's why I run.
 

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Great job, chosha. Super job to keep running steady. Glad your knee didn't bother you any during the race. Also, I'm glad you posted a race report. This is the most supportive race report forum I've ever found: I look forward both to reading other's reports (and the comments they generate) and to posting reports of my infrequent race here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Thanks Wandering Outlaw! I won't have to be coerced into writing another report. I like the feedback and advice given. Everyone has been very supportive.
 

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Congratulations Chocha on a great race and awesome RR <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 
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