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Run, Kristi, Run!

Have you heard of  the couch to 5K program?  It's a schedule to help non-runners be prepared to run a 5K in 9 weeks.  I'm on week 5 now, and feeling pretty proud of myself.  Today I ran three 5-minute runs, with 3 minute walks in between.  That doesn't sound terribly impressive, particularly when the pace of my "runs" is factored in, but it's progress.  We'll see how I feel on Monday, when I hit my first 20 minute run! 

My dad and I like to laugh at a memory we have of running a 5K together.  As we neared the finish, a woman cheered us on: "Kick, kick!" We responded back, "This is our kick!"  She then started clapping, "Good job!  Way to go!" 

Youngest daughter and I are signed up to run a 5K at Disneyland at the end of January.  It will be her first 5K, and I figured it would be a great one to start with.  OK, honestly, that is only partially true.  I thought it would be tons of fun to run at Disneyland, with Mickey providing the "Kick, kick!" comments. 

Thankful thought of the day:  Thanks to my running buddies Melanie and Sara, and to my youngest daughter, who would beat me any day in a sprint!

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  1. I have never had the inclination to run a 5k before, but I kinda want to do the run at Disneyland! How do I sign up?

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  2. Details on the Disneyland 5K are here:
    http://espnwwos.disney.go.com/events/rundisney/tinker-bell-half-marathon/index?page=never-land-family-fun-run-5k

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