Run, Robb, Run!

Running has become a huge part of my life.  Running in official races has been one of the most important factors my transformation.  Since February 2012, I have have gone from 325 pounds to 250 pounds.  In June 2012 I ran my first 5K in just under 36 minutes.  I ran three more in 2012, trimming minutes off of each of my times.  Throughout the winter, I continued to train.  In March 2013 I knocked off almost 5 minutes from my personal best.  All of these races have come within the span of a year.  Eventually this crazy rate of improvement will slow down.

June 2012 – Susan G Kommen Race for the Cure – 36:00 (12 minute mile)

July 2012 – Firecracker 5K – 35:15 (just under 12 minute mile)

August 2012 – Crimestoppers 5K – 33:47 (11 minute mile)

October 2012 – Lagomarcino’s Cocoa Beano 5K – 31:40 (just over 10 minute mile)

March 2013 – St. Patrick’s Day 5K – 26:52 (under a 9 minute mile)

May 2013 – Soldier Field 10 Mile – 1:38.30 (10 minute mile)

The Soldier Field 10 was the most rewarding run yet.  After crossing the finish line I was able to pause for a moment and reflect on what I had just accomplished.  When I registered for the race in January, I had set a goal of finishing in 1:50.00.  By the time of the race, I had moved my goal up to 1:40.00.  I knew that a 10-minute-mile pace was going to be tough.  It was tough, but I made it.

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7 responses to “Run, Robb, Run!

  1. Mary-Katherine Fleming

    Yay!!! Keep it up! I’m an avid racer and love watching you grow as an athlete. Your sermons aren’t bad, either. 🙂

    Mary-Katherine Fleming
    Sent from my iPad

  2. Thanks. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the support from readers/commenters like you. I posted something on FB the morning of the race and received a bunch of encouraging comments. I thought of them part way through the run, about when the blisters on my toes started to form in the fourth mile, and I felt stronger.

  3. Candy

    Love that you are documenting your battle with fitness! I can relate to your struggle. I’m a walker because I’m not sure my knees could endure the pounding at 60. Keep up the good work!

  4. Awesome to read about how much effort you put into your runs. Best of luck and don’t stop running 🙂

  5. Rebecca

    It is great when you achieve your goals and move forward! In order to keep moving and never stop I am taking Military Grade Supplements. What I really like about them is that they are natural and provide sustainable results. Pre-workout formulas effectively enhance and maintain my endurance and strength. My shape is steadily improving and I feel energized like never before.

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