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Thin Mint Sprint and C25K

Saturday, January 12, 2013

I know this year I want me and my daughter to participate in the Thin Mint Sprint and while I don't know the exact date yet, I feel I need to start preparing. I am research all the couch to 5K programs and podcasts out there. I haven't decided if I want to do it on the treadmill at the gym or by walking the neighborhood or a combination. My other uncertainty is whether to go on and have my 9 years old start it with me now or have her start it later on.

I am NOT a runner, never have been. I hated running in gym. You can ask my cousins since she was my PE teacher. I'm not sure why I want to try it, but there is just something about being able to say I've done a 5K that I like. I'd love to build up to a half marathon, but I'll wait and see how the 5K goes first.

So does anyone have any suggestions for podcasts or hunts for a beginner. Who else has taken this journey? What were your ups and downs?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SCCUDDLERS 1/15/2013 3:05PM

    C25K is just short for the Couch to 5K programs out there. I've heard good things about them, so I figured why not give it a shot.

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OSDOWNS 1/15/2013 1:50PM

    Ok. I'm really dumb here. What is a C25K?

I want to do a 5K this year too!

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SCCUDDLERS 1/15/2013 1:17PM

    Thanks for the encouragement!

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MAIZEY 1/12/2013 11:44PM

    Great idea. I've done a C25K program and it worked very well! So fun to do it with your daughter!

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PENNYRILE77 1/12/2013 3:48PM

    I'm currently on the C25K program, just finished Week 2. I've started over a few times, but I WILL do it this time. I don't really have any tips....repeat a week if you are struggling, that's all I know. Good luck! I always hated running, too! In week 2, it's a 90-second run, and I'm not hating it, so that's good.

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