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5k Clinic Instructor

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

This was my first day of being instructor of a 5k clinic through a local running store (the one I run out of)! emoticon

It all started with me saying to myself, 'self, you should instruct a 5k clinic- lead the clinic group AND get 50% off clothes?! What could be better!'

And so I did.

All great improvements start by one saying to oneself, 'Self...'

I want to inspire and lead a group to run a 5k the same as my friend trained with me to my first 5k. If it weren't for her, would I have run that 5k?! Probably not. Also, I wouldn't have begun running with the group I run with, and I wouldn't have met my blue-eyed Tom Green (look-alike).

I want a faster 5k time.

I also want the 50% off. I am borrowing my Tom Green's winter run jacket, and layered underneath with a moisture wicking t-shirt as well as a lycra zip-up...not moisture-wicking. I need better fall/winter/early spring long-sleeved layers. For 50% off, of course. Because it gets cold here, real cold.

It should end in a Shamrock Shuffley kind of race in March. emoticon

I am stoked. I am a little nervous. I want to be revered as the best most awesome 5k instructor ever. Ha! I just want the runners to enjoy their training and come back for each run.

I want to have fun doing it!

Oh, and the Tom Green guy is my pace leader for my clinic, in case there are any speedy runners out there. He'll keep up with them. He sure kept up with me.
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FRENCHIFAL 1/11/2013 12:09PM

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I'm so jealous of our discount!! emoticon

I've been wondering if I should talk to a running coach, did you work with one when you were starting out? I always wonder if my form is right, if there is something I should be doing to protect my knees and arches...etc!! I'm so glad to hear that there are coaches available, I'll look at my local running store and see if I can find someone like you there!!

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FARRAH511 1/10/2013 8:30AM

    Congratulations!

- Farrah

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CLPURNELL 1/9/2013 8:21PM

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I am sure you will be an awesome 5k instructor!!

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GETFIT2LIVE 1/9/2013 2:15PM

    Great idea, good for you going for it! I'm sure you'll do well and make it fun for the people who want to learn. WOO HOO!

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SMILINGTREE 1/9/2013 10:42AM

    I would LOVE to have 50% off running clothes. Most of mine have holes in them, but happily, it does not get real cold here.

Have fun! It sounds like you will :)

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DEBJAE 1/9/2013 9:33AM

    Whooo! How fun & exciting...both the teaching the 5k clinic AND your Tom Green guy. So happy for you! emoticon

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GETSTRONGRRR 1/9/2013 8:01AM

    Very, very cool! Sounds like a great plan....being an instructor and a smart shopper!

Great job, enjoy!

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FLYINGB16 1/9/2013 5:08AM

    This is awesome, I am so excited for you. I'm not a fast runner but I would love to teach/mentor a group of young women to start running. I wish someone would have encouraged me to run when I was a teenager. I missed a lot of life due to obesity and I would love to help others avoid that pain and feel the joy in running.

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YESCURLYCAN 1/9/2013 2:42AM

  This is emoticon ! They always say the best way to do something is to teach it. I am so proud and excited for you. It's nice that the The Tom Green Guy (who I shall refer to as TTGG lol) is out there with you too emoticon Now spark on with you with your bad self! emoticon emoticon

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