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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?
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    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.
    1957 days ago
    Ok. I'm really dumb here. What is a C25K?

    I want to do a 5K this year too!
    1957 days ago
    Thanks for the encouragement!
    1957 days ago
    Great idea. I've done a C25K program and it worked very well! So fun to do it with your daughter!
    1959 days ago
    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.
    1960 days ago
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