Training For A 5k, As Told By Lilo And Stitch
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Training For A 5k, As Told By Lilo And Stitch

Everyone isn't a marathoner, and that's perfectly alright.

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Training For A 5k, As Told By Lilo And Stitch
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The world is full of health and fitness grounded inspiration. From Team Hoyt to webpages dedicated to the success stories of those who have accomplished the seemingly impossible concerning physical well-being, we are inundated with grandiose, couch-to-marathon themed tales. Now this may come as a grand shock, but not everyone can make such drastic life changes at the flip of a switch. Some of us need to start small (for example, by running a 5K). This is for all of us crazy folks out there who are taking baby steps to slowly, but surely, make our bodies mirror images of the Greek gods and goddesses.

1. After months of hibernation, you emerge from the haze of Cheetos dust with a revolutionary idea: What if I ran a 5K?

2. You immediately reject said revolutionary idea. It would be impractical and would require you to change out of your pajamas.

3. It's too late, though, and the idea has already germinated in your subconscious. You begin to believe that this 5k might actually be possible.

4. First things first. To conquer this monumental task, you'll need a new wardrobe of fancy-pants athletic wear.

5. Your confidence level is up - time to go for that first run!

6. You now realize that you have made a dire mistake.

7. But you've already committed - new clothes and all—so you steel yourself and keep going.

8. You check your distance, thinking there's no way you've gone less than two miles, to find out that you've barely gone one.


9. But you push through, finally making it to the end of your run.

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10. This continues for the first week or so, leaving you feeling disgruntled and defeated.

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11. Your friends try to encourage you, but you're having none of it.

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12. You lash out in frustration, and then apologize accordingly.

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13. Soon, you begin to not dread your runs. In fact, you may even be tempted to say you enjoy them.

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14. At some point, a snobby marathoner will minimize your hard work.

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15. No worries, though! Your 5k is in a week!

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16. ...A week?! Where did the time go??

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17. You begin to freak out. What on earth possessed you to think that this would be possible?


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18. No time to worry, only to train! Granted, this mindset results in a few, er, somewhat strange behaviors.

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19. And perhaps a slight breakdown or two.

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20. Thankfully, all that washes away in your excitement on race day!

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21. Some of the other runners need to work on personal space issues.

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22. But other than that it's a wonderful experience!

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23. You cross the finish line, knowing that you are an incredible human being.

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24. Of course cake is the only proper reward.

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25. That night, you curl up in bed and sleep soundly, with a great sense of accomplishment.

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26. So, ready to train for a 10k?

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