Wednesday, July 6, 2011

#7 on Summer List 2011

I started the "Couch Potato to 5K" program in November. At that point I could barely run one minute. I know it sounds dramatic, but it's true. When I made it to three minutes I was estatic! I can now run a mile. I decided to sign up the Waynesboro "Firecracker 5K" to be held on July 4th. I came in at #457, which I know sounds laughable, but I am so proud of myself for completing the race. I walked about 1/2 of it and jogged the other 1/2.

My friend, Sabrina, and I before the race
Everyone getting ready for the race...

Unfortunately my photographer didn't take any pictures of me actually running, but here is my victory stance after we got home that morning!


  1. Jeremy took some pictures of you running. I'll try to post them to facebook or my blog. You did great! I want to do it again. :)

  2. love it!!! Great job girl!!!

  3. Great job Ms. Melanie, I am so very proud of you!!! How cool!! You inspire me to do this as well. I know you mentioned the couch to 5K thing before that is GREAT! Wahooo, it is always great to accomplish our goals! I know how amazing I felt after hiking "Clingmans Dome" in that was the steepest I have ever hiked but oh so invigorating! Love the challenge!