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Old 09-28-2012, 01:24 PM   #1
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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.

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.

Who's with me??
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:45 PM   #3
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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.

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.

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.

You can do it!
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:01 PM   #4
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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!
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:14 PM   #5
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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!
I will be there too. I also haven't had much time to train and I am definitely not in shape. I will probably walk a good bit of it. I am using it to help me plan for the Expedition Everest Challenge next May.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:54 PM   #6
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Are kids allowed to run? I'm seeing people post about their kids joining them. I thought they couldn't....please tell me I'm wrong! My 6.5 year old is a runner and has run several 5ks. He's heartbroken that he cannot join mom on the cc5k.
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Are kids allowed to run? I'm seeing people post about their kids joining them. I thought they couldn't....please tell me I'm wrong! My 6.5 year old is a runner and has run several 5ks. He's heartbroken that he cannot join mom on the cc5k.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:14 PM   #8
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Are kids allowed to run? I'm seeing people post about their kids joining them. I thought they couldn't....please tell me I'm wrong! My 6.5 year old is a runner and has run several 5ks. He's heartbroken that he cannot join mom on the cc5k.
You do have to be over 12, but I saw a couple of kids who had to be like 7 or 8 running with their parents. They just couldn't sign up to run was what their mother told me.
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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.

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.

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!!!
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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!
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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!
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Thanks everyone! I truly appreciate the encouragement!

We need more folks to cheer on though!

Where are all the other CC5K first timers?
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I will be first-timer too!

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Thanks everyone! I truly appreciate the encouragement!

We need more folks to cheer on though!

Where are all the other CC5K first timers?
I plan to run it a week from tomorrow! I have run several other 5ks, but am pretty out of shape now and slow as molasses. I hear the CMs leave after 45 minutes, so my goal is to finish before then! I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks for starting this thread!
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Thanks everyone! I truly appreciate the encouragement!

We need more folks to cheer on though!

Where are all the other CC5K first timers?
I'm a first timer! So excited but kinda scared because I don't think I've run since highschool
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:40 PM   #15
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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.)
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