Goal ACCOMPLISHED! 5K Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk a SUCCESS!

I'll blog more later tonight after work but quickly wanted to say THANK YOU to you guys for your wonderful support and enthusiastic response to my walking the 5k yesterday.  I had SUCH a great time - and had a wonderful surprise when my life-long best friend showing up unexpectedly (3 hour drive for her, too!) to walk with me! The photo up top is of me, my friend, and her Mom (who is in amazing shape at 72 years old!) : )

The 5k was much less difficult than I'd let my mind lead me to think it was going to be! The hills were, indeed, hilly and a little rougher than walking on a track but I climbed them without problem. I only stopped once on the walk and that was for maybe a minute to drink water and admire the view from halfway up one of the hills! : )

Quick photos below but - truly - thank you all! I feel so awesome to have accomplished this goal I set for myself six months ago when I could barely get up a flight of stairs without being winded!!!

Hot and happy crossing the finish line of my first 5k! : )

I received a special plaque in recognition of the
Most Funds Raised by an Individual Walker
- over $1200!
Pictured w/my Mom who is nearly 83 years old and
celebrating 5 years as a breast cancer survivor!


Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) October 5, 2009 at 12:06 PM  

woo hoo! Go you!@ :)

Tom Carroll October 5, 2009 at 12:08 PM  

HLG, you did it. Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing and a big congratulations to you. When's the next one?

Kyra October 5, 2009 at 12:12 PM  

Yay for you! Congratulations on raising $1200.

{ALL} for a Better Life October 5, 2009 at 12:42 PM  


Paula October 5, 2009 at 3:41 PM  

I am SO excited and SO proud of you girl! This is a huge accomplishment and the beginning of many more in your journey of health and fitness! So glad to call you my friend - virtual hi-5 and a big hug!b ;) Thanks for sharing your pics!

TeeTee_71 October 5, 2009 at 5:09 PM  

WAY TO GO!!! Congrats on Making Strides for Breast Cancer and also Making Strides for you!!! Super duper job!

Lori G October 6, 2009 at 1:53 PM  

Look at you with your plaque!!! Congratulations HLG - well done!

Alice Jones Webb October 7, 2009 at 11:00 AM  

You go girl! Awesome job!

Unknown November 8, 2009 at 12:29 AM  

YAY!! Congrats on the 5k!! I love the super girl shirt and all your support and success. SO exciting, you are getting there everyday!!