Thursday, April 5, 2012

My 1st 5K- Color Run!

I mentioned this past fall that I NEVER EXERCISE and at the time I meant it! I had a friend who had just done the couch-to-5k program and some friends wanting to do this thing called the "Color Run" in the spring in Atlanta. I wanted to do the run with my friends but certainly did not want to embarrass myself. So sometime in early February I begin the 9 week couch-to-5k program. I did it 3 mornings a week exactly as it said (never cheated!) and 2 weeks before our Color Run race I was running 3.1 miles 3 mornings a week.

So this past Saturday was our Color Run in Atlanta. Some of my favorite girlfriends were on board and we got there bright and early and got in the first heat. There were 10,000 runners/walkers at this thing. Since it was my first group event my only goal was to run the entire time which I did! The color part came in when at each of the Kilometers in the 5K they threw a cornstarch type of paint on you. It was intense but super fun! It was a great first race to run. Cope and I signed up for the Sweetwater 420 race in just a  few weeks. Running is not my life's passion but it gets the job done!

Us  girls ready to run:
Me and Metta are pumped!:

                                                   Me and Heather after the run:
Our Color run posse:

We had a blast!:

Cope sent me flowers the day before because he was proud of me. So  sweet!


The Tooles said...

Looks like SO much fun! I wonder if they do Color Runs up have inspired me to give it a try again. I haven't run a 5K since before I got pregnant with Mya!

Jenn said...

You are a rock star! I am very proud of your accomplishment. Awesome job :)