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Couch-to-5K & Stretching

Friday, March 15, 2013

This week, I decided to start the C25K challenge. Today, I just finished the first week. I can honestly say that I feel awesome. I love running. It takes me to a very relaxing place. I'm so grateful for living in an apartment complex that has a fitness room with a treadmill. I do not need to go get a gym membership nor do I have to feel embarrassed for things jiggling. LOL! Despite the jiggling, I am determined to be a C25K Graduate!

I will be planning on doing some 5Ks this year. In April, I will be doing the Race for the Cure 5K. Tomorrow, I will be doing a 4-mile Shamrock Walk/Run with a Spark Buddy. I will be walking this one though. But, before I know it, I will be able to run that 5K without the need to walk. I cannot wait. I will be registering to do more 5Ks this year. For example, there is the Dirty Girl Mud Run on May 18th, which I may do with the same Spark Buddy. On June 22nd, another friend wants me to do the Sickle Cell Walk/Run with her.

With the running, I need to invest in some new running shoes as well as some knee sleeves. I will be doing some preventative maintenance for my knees by icing them after my runnings!

Then, with one of my Spark challenges, we had a stretching challenge. So, I pulled out my old Slim in 6 DVD, because it has a great stretching program on it. This challenge has definitely helped me especially after running and strength training. My hamstrings were so tight. Can you say ouch? I will continue to do this challenge, because stretching is so important. So, thanks to my 2013 Winter Into Spring 5% Challenge Spark Team! Love this challenge and this group!

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KKTODAY 3/16/2013 8:30PM

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I just restarted C25K today. Never would've pegged myself as a runner, but I do enjoy it! Glad to hear you're liking it!! Keep it up!

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SHARON10002 3/16/2013 6:35PM

    Good luck with your plan and your C25K program!
Let it ignite your spark and keep you going! emoticon

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MARY0825 3/16/2013 3:29PM

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VICTORY2XS 3/16/2013 1:19PM

    Sounds like you have an excellent plan! Good luck with all; you have a lot of great running ahead of you!

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MSPLACEDAGAIN 3/16/2013 9:18AM

    Congratulations! What a rewarding goal, and I like all the steps you have for success! Great plan!


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LYNBRINT 3/16/2013 7:19AM

    You GO girl! Keep that Firecracker spark and make us all proud!! emoticon

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JULESJET 3/15/2013 10:09PM

    Good luck with the C25k! I'd gotten up to week 4, then took too much time off so I'm starting over again! We can do it! And good for you for signing up for some 5ks already! emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 3/15/2013 8:52PM

    Good luck with C25K! It's a great way to get to all running. Once the running bug bites you, it's hard to stop signing up for different races. Good luck! emoticon

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