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Fraser Counseling Center 5K RR (Read 54 times)


Running for TJ

    This morning I ran the Fraser Counseling Center 5K.  This race benefits Helen's Haven, a local safe house for abused children.


    I didn't have high hopes for a great time since I have been fighting a sore shin for a few days.  To try to combat the sore leg, I bought new shoes Tuesday night.  I've heard many times, never run a race in brand new shoes.  Well, they weren't new since I ran in them once already.


    I started the race very near the front for the first time and I'll say that makes a huge difference in race traffic.  My first mile was a pain free 9 minutes.  At the turn around I looked at my watch and saw 14:06....happy!  The run back to the finish was downhill, well as downhill as it gets in coastal Georgia.  When I made the turn into the parking area at the YMCA I could see 27Tight lippedx on the clock!  I crossed the finish line at 27:54, a huge new PR for me!!  My previous PR was 29:19.  How do you PR a race by 1:25 with a sore shin?  Who cares how, I did it!  Really, don't doubt your ability and you can accomplish more than you will ever imagine!


    Here's a shot of TJ waiting for me to finish.


    Almost there...


    Hitting the finish line with a big new PR


    Me and my two best supporters!


    2nd Place in the 45-54 AG!  Bib #2 must have been good luck!



    Thanks for taking time to read my RR.

    I've found that the harder I work, the more luck I have.


    YAYpril - B-Plus

      Congrats on your huge PR and AG award! That's so great!

      You Rang?

        Congratulations on your AG award and your shiny new PR!  I also love your bib number... #2!




        PR: 5k 26:17 (10/13) 10k: 57:44 (7/14) HM: 2:18:26 (9/13) FM: 5:29 (1/14)

        Just B.S.

          Congrats Robert! Your hard work is paying off!


          Congrats on the award and love the pic of you in front of the sign.

            Great job Robert! Looks like I was a beautiful day!

            First Race

            Hot Chocolate 5K Chicago November 4, 2012 30:17

            Second Race

            Penguin in the Park 5K Decatur Illinois March 23,2013 27:08



              Nice job. Plenty more PRs to come.

              Bad Ass

                Congrats on the PR and the AG award.  TJ must be very proud.

                Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

                Next:  San Francisco Marathon


                "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."


                  Great job on the PR and AG award!! Big grin



                  2014 Goals | sub-19 5k done! | sub-40 10k | sub-1:25 HM | BQ done! | sub-3 M


                    Woohoo! That's fantastic! Congratulations on the big PR and AG award! Great job, Robert, I'm so happy for you. Smile I'm sure the love and support from your two awesome fans helped you a lot. Thanks, for sharing with us those great pictures! Smile

                    PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                            Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

                    4 years racing, 14 marathons, 14 BQs     


                      Congratulations on the PR and AG!


                      Half Fanatic  #3091  ~   Marathon debut: 11/16/13 Anthem Richmond Marathon

                      "Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious." - Rumi

                        Congrats Robert on the PR.


                          Way to go, Robert!!  Congrats on your shiny new PR and on your AG award!!   You totally ROCKED it!!

                          But The Smile That I Sent Out Returned With You.

                          Jack K.

                          I love sponge cake.

                            Nice, Robert! You are rocking those socks!! Smile

                            2014 races

                            Santa Anita Derby Day 5k - 5 Apr  

                            Mountains to Beach Marathon - 25 May



                              That is a cause that is near and dear to my heart.


                              Congrats on the PR!

                              "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."

                              Don't call me Buttercup!

                                Whoo hooo!!  I knew you got a PR on this one, but I didn't realize you had an AG placement, as well!! Congrats!

                                Slow and steady wins the....  wait a second! I've been lied to!