The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Couch to 5K Edition

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For those who’ve missed the hints over the last week or so, I’ve been working on the Couch 2 5K program. I’ve tried going through it before, but I pushed myself too hard through it and wound up with an ankle injury.

This time, I’m taking it slower. If I can’t execute a week without feeling completely blitzed after each exercise, I’ll repeat it. I expect it to take significantly longer than the nine weeks suggested here.

What about when winter comes? I’m going to use a local indoor track to keep going with this.

I hope to run a 5K next spring.

Personal Growth Leds to Success The more you improve yourself in every dimension, the more success will just pop up in your life. Success breeds success, and internal success breeds external success. (@ my journey to millions)

Giving to Charity Helps Your Finances Charitable giving requires people to be more conscious about their money decisions, and that thought often quickly spreads to other aspects of financial life. (@ prairie eco shifter)

How Can You Afford Early Retirement? This is a massive long-term personal finance goal. But as with every personal finance goal, success comes from focusing on the moment as a matter of routine. (@ one cent at a time)

Can Not Being on Facebook Cost You Money? I find Facebook to be useful for sharing ideas with my social network. If I want to ask around for a good deal on a new washing machine, for example, I’ll ask on Facebook first. The social network often helps me out. (@ squirrelers)

Most people Most people are wrong. (@ seth’s blog)

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