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Couch to 5k: Staying on track

Posted by Dorothy Jean Abernathy on September 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
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It is September and I am now in the final three weeks of my Couch to 5k program, and boy has it been an adventure. I have learned a lot about myself over the past six weeks. I have learned that my commitment to health cannot take a back seat to my life. I am human and I am far from perfect, so staying 100% true to the program was not exactly easy. I have had ...

Why I run the race: Self-discovery along the route

Posted by Allison Hutchins, 2013 Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run Chair on August 12th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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Four years ago, I gathered a few of my college girl friends and drove home to Washington, D.C. to run the first annual Prevent Cancer 5k walk/run. I had never run a race, but I figured 3.1 miles was manageable, especially since it was for such a worthy cause. Little did I know that the nauseous feeling and red face that I experienced upon crossing the finish line would kick start something inside of me: ...

Couch to 5K: Week one

Posted by Dorothy Jean Abernathy on July 29th, 2013 | No Comments »
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I did it! With a little bit of perseverance and a lot of dragging from my partner in crime Clifford, I made it through week one of the Couch to 5k program. Break Down: The brisk five minute walk in the beginning was no problem because I am used to walking with Clifford every morning. Once we got into the 60-second jog and 90-second walk, reality started to hit. By about the fourth 60-second jog, I was ...

Dorothy’s journey: Couch to Prevent Cancer 5K

Posted by Dorothy Jean Abernathy, Development Associate & Event Coordinator on July 2nd, 2013 | No Comments »
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Let me give you a little background on myself, I played lacrosse in college, can handle intense cardio workouts and don’t mind the occasional Olympic lift, but for some reason, I gave up long distance running of any kind since it made me feel like I was  on the verge of passing out. But now in my post college life, I am making it a mission to get healthy and couch to 5k (C25K) is ...