My First 5K

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My First 5K

I am not a runner, I’m not built to be a runner…I’m a little top heavy if you know what I mean. So I’ve stayed away from races of any kind until September 2021. Once again, the Empowered Women’s Fitness team stretched my abilities and asked me to participate in the Oatmeal fest 5K with the team.

I agreed but clarified this girl will walk that “race” I will not be running. Nevertheless Cassey included me in great tips to prepare for a “race” and followed up with me to see if I needed help and if I was on track.

The event day came and several of us showed up to support. We had fun shirts to wear, we registered, warmed up and we were off. Well they were off I stuck to plan and walked the whole thing! It really wasn’t to bad! I finished in 52 min which is a fine time to get started and something I may just beat when I do this again. And I will be doing it again!

Since my race I have signed up for a virtual 5K. With those you get a nifty packet of goodies in the mail, walk/run when it works for you and take some pictures for proof to send in! It helps this is a Halloween theme which happens to be my favorite holiday! But I have more people joining me so it should be fun! A great group of supporters is what I’ve found at Empowered Women’s Fitness Center and I’m grateful!

~Heather Frank, EMPOWERED Women’s Fitness Center Member

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