Video highlights from my first 5K run today. If one person can learn something from my mistakes...well, then...it was all worth it.
I didn't see any snickers bars or kitkats in the video, and you teased me about being disciplined! : ) Seriously, loved the video, especially the long shot on the cow. Thanks for the one night stand and if you need a jogging partner, looks like we run about the same pace, so call me. : )
Kristin Baker |
Jun 14, 2008 at 05:28 PM
38min??? You finished butC'mon girl we got to work that thing down 15:24 qualifying for London 2012 (I think we are too late for Beijing). Okay, i have a complete training program that will get you there...sure it involves running over shards of glass while i berate you, but it should be fun.
jordan fowler |
Jun 09, 2008 at 04:23 PM
First let me say I couldn't, wouldn't run a 5K that being said the 10 year old that passed you at mile 1 was priceless.
Very good video sort of blair witch mets Prefontaine.
Keep up the good work. Love your blog.
Jun 04, 2008 at 06:45 AM
Jun 04, 2008 at 06:43 AM
You got up at 6am when you didn't have to, so you're a winner in my book. But cucumbers for lunch + motion sickness + shaky video footage = me on the couch now
Jun 03, 2008 at 01:05 PM
Thank you! I needed that uplift this morning.. I don't care how many of those stinkin' kids passed you, you are a still a champ to us... You need a special shirt to commemorate your sports injury... something like, "I ran my first 5K and all I got was a blister".. I don't think that's stealing is it?
Jun 03, 2008 at 07:17 AM
This was so freaking funny! So many funny moments when you couldn't throw the cup away when there were hundreds on the ground. Classic!
This made my day.
Jun 02, 2008 at 10:08 PM
The video is no longer available! I was so looking forward to sharing your experience!
dawn lovitt |
Jun 02, 2008 at 01:18 PM
Oh My Gosh! You did great! Congrats!!
Jun 02, 2008 at 08:40 AM
My favorite line in the video, "Oh Yeah, I ran 5k, I gotta blister." I think you are officially tough now!
Frank Chiapperino |
Jun 02, 2008 at 06:44 AM
I loved the video! A few times it reminded me of Blair Witch...and that totally cracked me up.
The only thing missing was saying a great big "WELL WHOOPADEE DOOO!!!" at someone like last year. Hahaha :)
I want to start training for next year. Maybe I can run with ya....and of course, I promise I'll go the the bathroom BEFORE the race :)
Lindsay Wasik |
Jun 02, 2008 at 06:33 AM
YAY! KEM! Great job, you Rock.
Rick Phillips |
Jun 01, 2008 at 09:45 PM
Kem Meyer you crack me up all the way in Atlanta, GA
Judy Gregory |
Jun 01, 2008 at 08:33 PM
the video expose was worth the run...
Jeremy Scheller |
Jun 01, 2008 at 05:01 PM
sooo cool....good job. ;)
Jami Ruth |
Jun 01, 2008 at 02:12 PM
great job! my wife wished she would have joined you -she might have convinced you to take that short cut!
she would have been a good potty buddy as well - next time!
mark scott |
Jun 01, 2008 at 01:36 PM
Awesome! Sorry you had to run alone. I'm really proud of you for setting this example!
Jun 01, 2008 at 08:03 AM
They give away popsicles?
Edgar Cabello |
Jun 01, 2008 at 07:52 AM
Congrats on finishing. I ran a marathon about 5 years ago and the hardest part was getting passed by a 70 year old woman at mile 18 as I am about to die. My cheering section said "don't worry about it, she has run about 50 marathons". In my head I said "She's done 50 and I can't even do 1" and then I yelled at my friends "you are not helping!!" But I went on to finish. It was an awesome thing to finish. What I learned was that it didn't matter who finished before or after me, it was that I achieved my goal of finishing.
You finished and did it without training. Great Job!! Now next year you can TRAIN and run the Indy half marathon... :-)
Bryan Sheppard |
Jun 01, 2008 at 07:26 AM
All I could think to myself while I watched that was, "Kem Meyer is awesome..."
Patrick Sievert |
Jun 01, 2008 at 12:24 AM
I ran a 5k one time with zero training.
I found it hard to pace myself with all those people passing me...so I gunned it at the beginning, puked in the middle and tried to beat the old lady at the end.
She beat me... and I didn't even get a popsicle.
May 31, 2008 at 11:16 PM
Top 5 things I learned from Kem’s 5K:
1. When my daughter is a teenager…don’t expect her to show up for anything.
2. Always go potty before I run a 5k.
3. Cows evidentially stand on 2 legs in Indiana.
4. Kem has an eclectic taste in music (The Killers and Manfred Man) - Love it!
5. Kem can run farther than me!
Great job Kem!!!
Jim Henry |
May 31, 2008 at 11:03 PM
Good job, Kem. I would have been behind you - no doubt. I like the liner -'you get what you train for'. Pretty cool quote. Thanks for sharing.
Terrace Crawford |
May 31, 2008 at 10:54 PM
Very cool! When Greg and I finished the 5k walk today, he told me to start training...we're running the 5k next year!
May 31, 2008 at 10:51 PM
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