Thursday, April 18, 2013

Run a 5k*: Check!

Last year, one of the items on my leap list was running a 5k and while I truly thought this one would be an easy one to cross off my list, my year quickly changed its course (got pregnant, lost all my energy, received devastating news about our daughter’s condition, etc.) and I forgot all about my leap list.

So when this year rolled around, I figured why not put a 5k back on my goals list and knock it out before the year gets too busy or something takes my focus once again.

Not only did this race meet my short list of requirements (5k, early in the year, close location), it also looked like a lot of fun, which was good for someone (me!) who hadn’t participated in any sort of organized run before.

After finding just the right 5k, the next piece of business was to see if anyone else wanted to join me and thankfully, my SIL stepped right up to the plate.

Before we knew it, the race was upon us and we were ready to see what all the hype was about. 

With our white shirts (with our team name on them) and our running shoes on, we braved the starting line with hundreds of other people, waiting for our first burst of color and whatever else the race had in store for us.

Let it be said, from the first throw of color to the last, the whole event was pretty awesome. Honestly, I can't remember the last time I smiled so big while exercising - it was that fun! 

The course weaved through some beautiful areas on Eugene and every half a mile or so we were covered with more colored cornstarch to complete our look.  

And by the end of the race, we looked like we had stepped right out of a rainbow or something :)

If you're looking for a fun run, this is the one for you!  One of the phrases that I heard the announcers say was, "This run isn’t timed; we just want you to have the time of your lives!” and that is pretty much how I felt!

Thank you Color Me Rad for making my first 5k an entertaining one, to say the least!

This post was not sponsored by Color Me Rad or anyone else; I just really liked the race!

*Please note: I had every intention of actually training to run this race, but, sadly, that didn't happen. While I wish it did, in the end, I’m just happy I followed through with it nonetheless.

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