How to Train for a 5K: A Beginner’s Guide

April 21, 2015 1:01 pm

Anyone can run a 5K, no matter how inexperienced you are with running. If you want to train on your own for an upcoming race in your area, these smart (and safe) tips will help you to get in shape.

  1. Join a group. Many cities have running groups that help one another to train for a 5K. Visit a running store in your area to see if there’s a group that you can join.
  2. Make a plan. Begin training eight weeks before race day. Begin by running 1 mile four days per week, with alternating rest days in between training days. Build up your running distances in quarter-mile increments each week until you finally make it to 5K.
  3. Add in cross-training. If you prefer, you can replace one day of training with a day of cross training, such as biking, swimming, or working out on an elliptical machine for 30 to 40 minutes.
  4. Don’t skip rest days. Even if you feel strong enough to add in additional running days, remember that your body needs rest in order to build muscle and prevent injury.
  5. Switch days. If you have a busy schedule, feel free to switch training days and rest days from week to week. It’s better to switch your schedule around than to miss a training day entirely.

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The Internet’s Best DIY Photo Album Sites

April 14, 2015 3:18 pm

Nothing can give a space a personal touch quite like framed photos of friends and family. Whether you're looking to spruce up your home or give a personalized gift to that special someone, these two photo service websites are for you.

Arguably the internet's most popular photo service site, Shutterfly makes it easy to create custom photo albums, collages, stationery, calendars, and much more. Simply upload your favorite photos from your computer and start designing. The gift portion of the site allows you to design mugs, canvas prints, totes, tees, smart phone cases, magnets, mousepads—even blankets!—using your favorite photos. Better still, the website's prices are affordable, and frequent online coupon codes promise even more bang for you buck.

Whatever the occasion, Snapfish likely has a commemorative gift with which to remember it by. Create a wedding photo album, design graduation announcements, or put a personal touch on greeting cards and stationery. Like Shutterfly, Snapfish also offers a wide variety of photo gifts, from mugs and calendars to blankets and jewelry. Or you can just keep it simple and order standard prints!

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Stock Your Fridge With Freshness at Vons Grocery Store

April 7, 2015 3:28 pm

Vons is the ideal location to get all of your grocery shopping done in one trip, stocking everything from meat and produce to bakery and deli products.

The store is large enough to house all of your favorites, but not giant and confusing like some other retail chains. The clean aisles ensure that you’re buying only the freshest goods at a fair, affordable price. Closing at midnight daily, Vons's location in Camarillo is conveniently situated just off of Arniell Road, so you never have to go too far out of your way to shop here.

Check out the Vons website to find out more about this local grocery store.

820 Arneill Road
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 482-8802

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