Friday, April 12, 2013

K Is For...Killing It

KILLING IT is a term I (and probably others) use for when I completely destroy a PR (personal record) or time I thought I could achieve. When any of my friends, here at home or out in the blogosphere, beat their PR's I always say, "You killed it"!

IT is such a rush to completely destroy a PR. Not only do I feel so accomplished (the rush of adrenaline could fly me to the moon and back) I also feel like a super hero (for a day or two) in the eyes of my family.  For example, when I ran my first 5k my finish time was 34:36, but when I ran The Pear Blossom Run last year my finish (chip time) time was 30:13...I KILLED it, by 4 minutes and 23 seconds. I was super excited and that feeling lasted several days.  I still get excited when I think of it. 

OF course, this Saturday when I run The Pear Blossom 5k I will probably not beat my last PR, read about my pelvic stress fracture debacle here.  I am not back to normal yet so I will just have to be happy with what I get. We shall see. Wish me luck as I try to come close to my pre-injury PR.


  1. Have you ever "killed it"?
  2. Do you want to "kill it"?
  3. Do you think of hunting large game animals as "killing it"?   
HAVE a blessed day y'all.  Hugs and try not to hurt yourself when your "killing it".
 
Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck. 

 "Limitations only exist if you let them" 


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26 comments:

  1. I am entering my second year of racing, so it's nice that every new distance is a PR. Now I get to kill my PR's. I've already beat my 5k and my 15k. This year I want to beat those AND my 10k, 10 miler, and half-marathon. We shall see. Good luck!

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    1. It is nice when you run a New race and you automatically get a PR...love those!

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  2. You CRUSHED it!!! Nicely done! You are an inspiration! I love your short, uplifting blogs and will look forward to checking-in with you on a regular basis when this challenge is over. :)

    Dana at Waiter, drink please!

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    1. So happy to have you come over...blessings!

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  3. That's awesome! My goal is to do a 5K under 30 minutes this year. If it would stop snowing, I may get a chance to train before summer gets here.

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    1. Spring should arrive momentarily, I hope!

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  4. I haven't killed it in awhile. Good luck this weekend.

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  5. Oh, I think I "nailed" it a few times, but never from running:)

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  6. Never thought of the term. But I have had a few successes.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting

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  7. Killing it! See also: destroyed, slaughtered, shattered...wow, breaking a PR is kind of violent! lol

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    1. Yes it sounds quite violent to me as well, lol...thanks so much for stopping by

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  8. Good luck on your upcoming run!

    We used the phrase "you killed it!" a lot at work. We always had numbers and goals to meet so it was a common thing to hear while on the clock :)

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    1. Thanks so much Michelle, blessings sweetie.

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  9. As a rule, I dislike runners because they magnify my laziness, but this was a great post. Yes, "killing it" is great. As a baseball fan, I love Dana's (whose blog led me to yours) word "crushed." Since you did ask, I hunt, but as a sober, responsible and ethical hunter, I don't think of killing an animal as "Killing It" in the jubilant sense. I emulate the attitude of the Native American hunters; I have respect for the animal that I've hunted, I appreciate what it's life has provided me. The killing of an animal is a sober thing for me, not the subject of an end-zone dance.

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    1. Jer, I quite agree, I abhor poachers and people who bait animals and I am for the humane killing of animals only, I come from a long line of hunters and would never think to kill just for the sport! Blessings and thanks so much for stopping by!

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  10. I killed it a long time ago...now I just try to finish. When I run the local 5K every Sunday I try to beat my previous time...but this Sunday is a parent/child run...the only rule is you have to cross the finish line together...I hope we can kill our last 5K time...but I doubt it.

    Great K post...Happy A-Z!

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  11. Nice meeting you through the challenge! Hope your injury is healing well. Best of luck on your run!

    Julie

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  12. You DID kill your 5K PR at the Pear Blossom Run last year - 4 minutes is huge! Way to go! :0)
    I love when I push myself and am able to beat a PR - "killing it" is such an awesome feeling! Hope the 5K went well today!

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  13. Wishing you well in your run. May you feel the exhilaration of completing the race :)

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I'm so happy you stopped by...can't wait to hear all you've got to say! Blessings and hugs!

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