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Old 04-08-2012, 08:47 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Strawberry's mom&dad View Post

I want to thank you for your blog. It encouraged me to start running. well run/walk/run. I did my first 5k today. My time was 44 minutes. I was so proud of myself. I am going on the Fantasy May 26. I plan to do the CC5k I will just have to learn to deal with the heat. So far all of my training has been in 30-40 degree temps.
I am so glad! Just hydrate hydrate hydrate, and wear a hat, that helps me feel cooler...when the sun isn't on my face. You can do it!

Originally Posted by JLK2001 View Post
Would like to do this in Feb. 2013 and hope some others will be run/walking too..will be on the Feb 16th Fantasy 7 night Western. It would be my first 5K and seems like as good a place as any!
it's a GREAT place! So scenic and fun!

Originally Posted by EcbLovesMickey View Post
Whoo Hoo! So excited to try this next year on the Fantasy!

Originally Posted by Irish9697 View Post
On the 12/18/11 Dream, there were probably 50 runners. We met in the sports bar and walked to the start. There were lots of kids!! There were walkers too, but also many 10Kers who did the course twice. There was a CM at the end calling time. I got a bib number for the race and a certificate in my room after and that was it. Never saw a tshirt for purchase. We did all take a group photo with Goofy we could've purchased. Still glad I did it!
50 runners that is a lot! thats great!

Originally Posted by uziel5000 View Post
I just had a thought... (though DCL might consider this a "stupid" thought)

They should give away the T-shirt for the top three finishers of the CC5K. The bibs and medals are nice but come on! I won a trophy ("ship on a stick") for movie trivia on a Carnival cruise. Winning a 5k, imho is a much higher accomplishment. A shirt might be nice.

Not that I would win it. I just started training for it and I'm struggling to run 2 miles. But the winners should.
that's a GREAT idea. I will suggest it when we go next month.

Originally Posted by solfan68 View Post
I am on week 3 of a Couch to 5K program that I downloaded to my ipod Touch. You can search for c25k in the itunes store and there will be several. Mine is the "5K Runner" app. I start a music playlist and then turn on the app. It will lower the music periodically and say things like "Run Now" or "Walk Now". You slowly build up over eight weeks or so from mostly walking to being able to run for the majority of the exercise period.

It hasn't been a 'walk in the park' but I am looking forward to running the CC5k with my sister and dad - both of whom have run the Januray Half several times. It'll be a real family affair this summer !
I haven't done couch to 5k but know a LOT of people who have had a ton of success with it. Our local running store does a C25k group and theya re just about to start up again!

Originally Posted by PRINCESS VIJA View Post
Is there a time limit to finish the race? I am pretty slow, but would LOVE to do this!

Also, are the tshirts available to be purchased by anyone, or do you have to run the race to get them? When do the shops open?

Also, do you know what the sizes are? I won't fit into a large... yet! Soon I will!

I am going to do the Princess 1/2 marathon in 2013 and I think I would LOVE to do this too. BUT I am just really starting out with my weight loss journey and I don't know if I'll be quite ready to do a 5k in the beginning of July???
-anyone can buy a ship in the shops which open when people can get off the ship.
-there were multiple sizes when I was there for the preview cruise in march.
-yes you can be ready! even if you have to run/walk it will be FINE. go for it, would be a great goal. BTW Princes sis SO FUN! (check out my recap on my blog!)

Originally Posted by Conceptualice View Post
Thank you so much for posting this wonderful thread and the link to your blog! I want to do the castaway cay 5k in two weeks and I am training for the princess marathon either in 2013 or 2014! I will definitely put your blog on my bookmark list! Thanks!
2 weeks? awesome have fun! I want to hear about how you liked it after!

Originally Posted by jrbdad View Post
Wonderful blog - thanks for posting the link here.

I was wondering what time you were back at the ship and cleaned up ready to go? Trying to plan for our July trip and have a fishing excursion planned with my boys. TIA
hhmmm...we left the ship as a group just a few minutes after 9, and walked to the start so we maybe started about 9:30? I ran in 30 minutes, so I was back on the ship by 10:15, back at serenity bay by 10:45 ish.

Originally Posted by eeyoremommy View Post
Did anyone answer the question regarding kids in the kids' club? I looked again and don't think I saw it answered. It hopefully will be my first 5k, and my DH was wanting to do it with me because he is worried about me. We have DS 8 that will not be able to do it too that we don't know what we will do with. If there are no kids' clubs available, I will have to do it by myself while they hang out. Just curious...
just checked my navigator, and pretty sure the kids clubs on and off the ship opened at 9:00. Which would work perfectly since we left the ship about 10 after 9. May have actually been the reason we left a little after 9, so people with kids would have a chance to get down there.
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