Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Color Run

I've been wanting to try the Color Run for a while now... However, I'm getting a bit sick of all of these cheesy 5Ks popping up everywhere. Like the DJ run? WTF is that? The Glow Run, Rave Run... blah.

Before photo
This race isn't timed... and it's the same route as the New Years 5k and basically the St. Patrick's Day 5mi. They were letting us go in waves, and people were walking right out of the gate. I knew this wasn't going to be speedy, but this was a completely different crowd from the prior Sunday for the Go! It was good to see a lot of folks out there doing a 5K.

I ran the entire Market bitch hill. It was challenging because it was pretty humid out, plus there wasn't hardly any incentive to run since so many people were walking. We ran through the first color station at mile 1, and there were volunteers spreading the chalk, well, I think it was chalk. It was so gross. I tried to not inhale it. I honestly don't know how the volunteers can do that for 1-2 hours. From there on, I did a lot of walk/running. My husband ran this with me, and he wasn't feeling great running either. There were four color stations total.

At the end, there was a glitter "shine" station. I finished in 33:38. If it were timed, I'm pretty sure I would have placed rather well. Oh, and they handed out medals. As we were leaving, people were still starting the race!

We didn't go to the post party. I didn't want to be near the chalk anymore. I'm really not trying to be a Debbie Downer, this race was just different for me.

Finish photo

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