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Susan G. Komen for the Cure - I shared, I ran, I conquered

My first 5k was a great success and I couldn't have picked a better cause. I started my day bright and early on Sunday - anticipating a successful run but I got much more than that. At 7:30am, my car was parked in NYC and I walked my way to registration to pick up my bib. The sea of pink was amazing and it just kept growing. I saw survivors, over heard their stories, read about families that have l lost several daughters, mothers, aunts, and grandmothers to breast cancer - and all other types of cancer. I thought of my family and of my aunt who fought her battle with cancer for quite a long time before losing it and decided that this run wasn't just for me. It wasn't about my first 5k - it was about my aunt, my family, and the many other friends and families affected by cancer.

susan g. komenMillions of people affected and thousands of them were there with me that morning.

Once my sole sisters arrived, we headed over to Starbucks and managed to miss the moment the runners were let out for the run.

But all is good when you are great company. Even a 5k run. These girls rocked! We talked, we dodged walkers, made plans for dinner and drinks, and they looked back for me whenever we were separated. I couldn't have chosen two better women to run side by side with. At the end, we crossed the finish line hand in hand! Great success and I'm looking forward to more 5k's in the future. Who knows what's next.

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I have a secret ready to be told

I signed up for my first 5k!!!!!!! (yes, its worth of ALL those exclamation points). I knew I was going to do this run for quite awhile now but I didn't have the courage to let everyone know . . . JUST IN CASE I wasn't ready.

I know its crazy, but I feel confident that I will complete the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. I ran 3 miles today and I had to stop once ONLY to pee. lol. How do people deal with the nagging bladder?

I felt like I could have continued running. I do get bored quickly and so its's necessary to have the playlist in full gear or else I start thinking about how bad I want to do something else. I ran to Adele's "21" album. I KNOW Sunday will be a great success: I have my sole sisters joining me, there might be some Zumba action going on before the run, and I'll definitely be taking part in a Zumba demo in White Plains after the run.

My Sunday is jam-packed with physical activity and I am looking forward to it. I am staying away from my kickboxing class prior to the run because I was literally unable to walk without discomfort for three days. Other than staying away from super strenuous activity, I have no clue what to do before a run. I need some advice people.

Is there anything I need to do on Saturday to prepare myself to kick a$$?