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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Raise Your hand if you are a 5K-er!

I am officially a 5K champion, yall. 

Last Sunday was the annual Hunger Walk in Downtown Atlanta. 

Michael and Julie came with us and we had a GREAT time! 

We got down there early for some pre-race festivities:

Julie, Michael, and I in front of the Hank Aaron wall. 

Keith and I in front of the Hank Aaron wall. 

Do you love the shirts? I love them!

Michael in the awesome Mustache thing.

Julie Mustached up!

I'm a little short!

Michael with the Mustache (What is WITH the mustache obsession, anyways?)
Julie's DELICIOUS sweet potato fries with Marshmellow topping. OMG.

No one performed...just local radio DJ's. 

There were lots of food trucks. Next year we will eat down there. 

Then, it was time for the race!

I love these pictures of the crowds walking!

See those runners on the left? They were already coming back towards us when we were about 10 minutes in. WHAT? Impressive!

This is where i had a come to Jesus meeting with myself. I wanted to stop SO BAD, and I almost took out the heifer on the left with the megaphone telling me to keep going. It was good times. 

Is it just me or is this whole race uphill?!?

I'm smiling and strutting cause we are getting close to the end!

At this point I was so excited I could have cried. 


I'm actually really proud of my time! We walked about 2.0-3.5 MPH the whole time, and I'm honestly just proud of myself for finishing. It was really hard. A lot harder that I thought it would be.

Plus, I look sexy with that huge ring of sweat around my neck, right?

Yea, I know.

Next time you see me, please be on the lookout for my new bumper sticker that will read "3.1". 


  1. Congratulations on your first 5K! Look out ... races can be addicting! :) After I walked my first one, I signed up for one a month for five months afterwards! (Only stopped because it was the middle of winter in Chicago!)

  2. what an awesome accomplishment! So proud of you!

  3. wow! that is awesome- I love your blog and this entry especially. thank you for sharing and being so detailed with the measurements, etc. too. i'm just a week in and can't WAIT to start seeing some real change. have a great week, and good luck w Allan's challenge!

  4. Good for you!
    I cracked up at you thinking of taking out the heifer with the megaphone!

  5. Congrats MJ! :) Very proud of you...& what you accomplished. Keep up the AMAZING WORK!!!