The best part about being crazy enough to train for a half marathon right out of the gate is that when you decide to do a 5k later, it seems so…short.
And it is the best!
My sweet friend, Sarah, asked me if I would like to join her in running The Color Run — which would be her first race and one that she’d been training for.
I couldn’t wait!
The Color Run is something I’d seen and thought I’d really like — and it was amazing.
My biggest fear after finishing the half in February, is that I wouldn’t run anymore and my work would be kind of…wasted.
I really liked following a plan and having a goal to look toward — an end game.
And honestly, that was beginning to happen.
I certainly wasn’t sticking to my previous training schedule, and I wasn’t making any time for it at all.
I am so thankful that Sarah asked me to do this with her and her friend, Cameron, because it has completely changed my thinking!
It was so fun! And do-able!
And I know there are a lot of other fun races out there I’d like to try.
This was the kick I needed to get going and stick with it. I’ve already picked out some other races I’d like to do this year, so I can keep having goals to reach.
Now, if you don’t know about The Color Run — this is a race that throughout the course they have people squirting colored powder at you.
Honestly Southerners, it felt like being doused with pollen.
It was so fun, and I couldn’t help but laugh every time (and get a mouthful of color).
Trying to explain what I was doing to Tom, was an adventure in itself.
Me: “This is a race where people will throw colors on me, so I’ll start off clean and then by the end of the race I’ll look like a rainbow.”
Tom: “Really?! That sounds awesome, Mom!”
Me: “Right? Yeah, that’s the theme of this race. Other races have other themes. Like…I want to do one at Christmas time that’s all about Christmas lights!”
Tom: “And people will throw Christmas lights at you?!”
It was the best and I’d highly recommend it!
Sarah did a fantastic job, too, so there was happiness all around!