Color Me Rad

 

This past weekend we were in Pittsburgh to see family, celebrate a graduation, attend a bridal shower, AND…

 

RUN A 5K!!!

Anyone who knows me is probably like, “WHAAAAT?!?!?”  I am not a runner.  And I go through what I call, “workout phases”.  I really WANT to be a person that enjoys some form of workout, but I have yet to find something I don’t just resent.

Anyway, Bob’s entire family from his mom’s side, lives in Pittsburgh so all the cousins (and their spouses, children, etc.) are very close.  A few months ago, one of the cousins decided to organize a team for the Color Me Rad 5K. I figured if I signed up (and paid for it!), that would motivate me to “train” for it, therefore having to exercise!

I did pretty well with keeping a running schedule, but was still pretty nervous come race day.  My goal was to not walk.

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Let me clarify that it’s not really a race because there’s no times or places or anything.  It’s really more of a fun run.  You can read about it on the website here.  Basically along the course, there are color stations that throw different colored powder or squirt colored corn syrup at you so that by the end of the race you are tie-dyed.  It was fun!

I did run the whole thing (with my 24 week pregnant sister-in-law) so I was pretty proud of myself.  But I used an app on my phone to sorta time myself and track the distance and found out it wasn’t a full 5K.  It was really more like 2.5 miles.  But hey!  I’m still patting myself on the back!!

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It was so fun to do it with other people, especially family!  So…Color Me Rad 2014???  Who’s with me?!

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4 thoughts on “Color Me Rad

  1. Congrats!! I did my first organized run this weekend too–the Dirty Girl in Pittsburgh. Next year, I’m definitely going to try Color Me RAD!

      • I know! The Dirty Girl is untimed and noncompetitive as well….so I guess it’s not really my first “race.” But, it definitely eased my anxiety about future 5k’s. Will you try and do another one soon?

      • I might! It has been hard to find the time to train with my little one unless I wake up super early (which I am not a fan of…) so, we’ll just have to see.

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