As you may recall, I have
been persuaded decided to join one of my lifelong friends, Taryn, to train for the Disney Wine and Dine 1/2 Marathon. I think I may be a little loco because I am certainly not an avid runner….yet. And here I am committing to a 13 mile run when the most I have ever run is 3.7 miles. 1 year ago, I couldn’t run for 1 minute without feeling like death. Now, I can run for 45 minutes without stopping and not feel like death (most of the time). That gives me confidence that the body can actually adapt and change and that I can successfully run 13 miles by November. I just have to train my body to do it. So, I have decided to create a new series: Monday Runday in which I will recap the previous week’s running experiences. I really wish I had started this a year ago when I could barely run without feeling like my heart was going to explode. What would those blog posts have looked like? Oh man. I could have been writing about the transition of seriously going from the couch to being able to run a 5k. Why didn’t I think of that!? Argh! Well, I guess now I will write about going from a 5k to 1/2 marathon 😉
What better way to celebrate the fact that I can run a 5k than to run in my first official 5k: The Color Run!!
If you have no idea what the Color Run is, then watch this video!
Here is a recap of my first official 5k!
|Our team: Rainbow Brite and the Color Kids.
|Can you guess who Rainbow Brite is?
I got to run my first 5k with my little cousin and my lifelong friend Taryn!
|Our feet pre-run!
|My little cousin Brittany! I love this girl!
|Out feet post-run!
|My little cousin and I celebrating our colored-ness after the Run and the Color Toss!
|Rainbow Brite and the Color Kids Post Run/Post Race Paint Explosion!
|I love you girls! Thanks for making my first official 5k so special!!