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I haven’t had a spring break in eight years. I say this not to garner sympathy—although I certainly wouldn’t say no to an all-expense paid trip to, well, anywhere. I say this so that those of you who still have the delirious experiences of breaks—spring, summer, winter, Arbor Day, etc.—will commit to experiencing them to the fullest. Because once you’ve joined the big bad world of gainful employment, your employer’s not going to saunter over to your desk, toss you a string bikini, and tell you to go hog wild in Cabo.

Savor this time, kids.

And while you’re sun-tanning by day and lighting last quarter’s textbooks on fire by night—really though, please don’t ever burn a book, ever—why not toss on a pair of Adidas and a sweatband (it covers more than your bikini, anyway) and start training for Cuesta’s 5K race to commemorate 50 years of education?

That’s right, healthaholics, on May 11, you could be sweating with your buddies to benefit the college’s kinesiology and recreation departments as well as its children’s center. Register at before May 8 and you’ll pay just $30, which includes a T-shirt. Race day registration runs from 7 to 8 p.m. and costs $40. There will be awards for the top male and female runners, and first-place finishers in the various age divisions will receive raffle tickets.

For the cubs, there will be a Cougar Kids Fun Run and Diaper Dash starting at 9:15 a.m. The cost to enter is $5 if you register early or $10 the day of the race.

I realize it’s only April and this may seem a little premature, but the difference between a 5K run and a 5K crawl or ambulance ride could be the month of training available between now and May 11.

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