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Wendy&Grumpy 09-28-2012 02:24 PM

Castaway Cay 5K First Timer Support Thread
 
I just finished week 6 of Couch to 5K (C25K) with a goal of running the the Castaway Cay 5K on my cruise next month.

Today was a struggle and I almost gave up, but I pushed through and completed my first 25 minute run ever. :goodvibes

Since this is a secret from my family (until the cruise!) I figured I'd start a thread here where we can all support each other. :thumbsup2

Who's with me??

Brittmarie04 09-28-2012 02:42 PM

That's awesome. Don't give up!!! Hard work pays off.


We just booked our first Disney cruise for Jan and are planning on doing 5k also. I can't wait to do it. We just started working out about 6 weeks ago also. Dh and I go 4-5 days a week and are running/jogging about 3miles a day. :)

cruisecrasher 09-28-2012 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wendy&Grumpy (Post 46293542)
I just finished week 6 of Couch to 5K (C25K) with a goal of running the the Castaway Cay 5K on my cruise next month.

Today was a struggle and I almost gave up, but I pushed through and completed my first 25 minute run ever. :goodvibes

Since this is a secret from my family (until the cruise!) I figured I'd start a thread here where we can all support each other. :thumbsup2

Who's with me??

I'm going to run the CC5K next April, I've run it before (the old route) and a couple of half marathons, but it'll be my kids first attempt at the distance, if he can get trained for it.
You can do it!
The main trick is that it's usually warmer and more humid than wherever you're training, so be prepared for that.
:cheer2::cheer2:
You can do it!

boogabuzz 09-28-2012 03:01 PM

I plan on running it next fri!! It will probably be struggle since I haven't had too much time to prepare. I did my first 5k back in May. I finished in 43 min...I ran most of it, but as you can tell it was a fast walk pace. Oh well, better than not doing it at all!! I'm looking forward to the CC 5k, should be a good time!

tinkattu6 09-28-2012 03:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wendy&Grumpy (Post 46293542)
I just finished week 6 of Couch to 5K (C25K) with a goal of running the the Castaway Cay 5K on my cruise next month.

Today was a struggle and I almost gave up, but I pushed through and completed my first 25 minute run ever. :goodvibes

Since this is a secret from my family (until the cruise!) I figured I'd start a thread here where we can all support each other. :thumbsup2

Who's with me??

Good Luck and have fun! Please let us know how it was so we can all be inspired. I planned on running it last July but, the night before we left for the cruise I broke my pinky toe while in Epcot :( I was able to do just about everything but, couldn't wear pretty my shoes or run the 5k. So now I'm back to training after 8 weeks off doing nothing. Maybe next July I can try again.

ps Disney left me a medal and certificate wrapped up in my room on the day of the race. One of the cast members asked me about my booted foot and she sprinkled some pixie dust my way.

Keep us posted and make us PROUD!!!:cheer2::cheer2:

Erica1016 09-28-2012 03:25 PM

Congrats! I loved the Couch to 5K program. I completed it in March 2010 during my journey of losing 73 pounds on Weight Watchers. I convinced my husband that I could train for the Disney Half Marathon, and he said he'd take me on a Disney Cruise if I did. So, we're doing both in January! I'm hoping to do the CC5K, too, but we'll see...

Keep up the hard work. It is hard, but so worth it!

nzdisneymom 09-28-2012 03:38 PM

So does anyone have a map of the route for the CC5K? We haven't been to CC since December 2008 when they were still "unofficially" doing the 5K. DH did it and had fun - he's a runner and was glad to have some land to run on after running on Deck 4 for several days :) He would love to see the route.

And OP - good luck with the training - what a great surprise for your family!

Wendy&Grumpy 09-28-2012 04:38 PM

Thanks everyone! I truly appreciate the encouragement!

We need more folks to cheer on though!

Where are all the other CC5K first timers? :confused3

Wendy&Grumpy 09-28-2012 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Erica1016 (Post 46294018)
Congrats! I loved the Couch to 5K program. I completed it in March 2010 during my journey of losing 73 pounds on Weight Watchers. I convinced my husband that I could train for the Disney Half Marathon, and he said he'd take me on a Disney Cruise if I did. So, we're doing both in January! I'm hoping to do the CC5K, too, but we'll see...

Keep up the hard work. It is hard, but so worth it!

Thanks Erica! And congratulations! I've lost 30lbs so far. The pace seems to have picked up since I started C25K so I'm aiming for another 15 or so before the cruise! (It's October 25th.)

Scillycruisers 09-28-2012 05:45 PM

DH and I will be doing the CC 5k for the first time in Feb. We did the C25k a while ago and have carried on running from there. He is now swimming and cycling as well with the aim of completing a triathlon next year. I have stuck to just running. Both looking forward to CC as will be first organised run for both of us.

Captviper13 09-28-2012 05:57 PM

DW and I did our first CC 5k during the DVC Members Cruise in Sept, had a blast and we wear the T-Shirts with pride. I'm doing it again during the Oct 6th cruise

thinktink87 09-28-2012 06:21 PM

What cruise are you on? I'm on oct 20 fantasy and started c25k because of it too!! I actually just did my last run yesterday so I just need to maintain. When I started I couldn't run a full mile without stopping, and if I pushed it I could get one done in 12 minutes. Yesterday I did 3.73 in 40 minutes which included 10 minutes of walking!! I even signed up for the color run a week before our trip. Just remember... It doesn't matter how fast you go... Just go.

Wendy&Grumpy 09-28-2012 06:52 PM

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Originally Posted by thinktink87 (Post 46295417)
What cruise are you on? I'm on oct 20 fantasy and started c25k because of it too!! I actually just did my last run yesterday so I just need to maintain. When I started I couldn't run a full mile without stopping, and if I pushed it I could get one done in 12 minutes. Yesterday I did 3.73 in 40 minutes which included 10 minutes of walking!! I even signed up for the color run a week before our trip. Just remember... It doesn't matter how fast you go... Just go.

We're on the Dream October 25th.

My goal is just to finish. :)

I'm working on making t-shirts/tank tops for me and the kids... I want to put "Mom's First 5K" and "Castaway Cay October 27, 2012" on the back and on the front probably "Mom" "Daughter #1" "Daughter #2" "Son #1" and "Son #2" :goodvibes

jpeka65844 09-28-2012 07:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Erica1016 (Post 46294018)
Congrats! I loved the Couch to 5K program. I completed it in March 2010 during my journey of losing 73 pounds on Weight Watchers. I convinced my husband that I could train for the Disney Half Marathon, and he said he'd take me on a Disney Cruise if I did. So, we're doing both in January! I'm hoping to do the CC5K, too, but we'll see...

Keep up the hard work. It is hard, but so worth it!

Congrats on the WW success! I lost 20 and DH lost 95 on it! People tell us we should be on their commercials!!

And DH just dangled a Half Marathon carrot in front of me today. If I work up to a 1/2, he'll take me to F&W so I can the Wine and Dine.

Decisions....decisions......

thinktink87 09-28-2012 08:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wendy&Grumpy

We're on the Dream October 25th.

My goal is just to finish. :)

I'm working on making t-shirts/tank tops for me and the kids... I want to put "Mom's First 5K" and "Castaway October 27, 2012" on the back and on the front probably "Mom" "Daughter #1" "Daughter #2" "Son #1" and "Son #2" :goodvibes

Cute! Good luck, check back to let us know how it goes! It hurts for a few weeks in there but it worth it... Plus you're so close!


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