Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Color Me Rad

Remember this post? And then this one? Well no, I didn't give up. I have still been running. I even ran a 5k!

Ok, so we may have jogged the entire way, but it was still a 5k! I ran Color Me Rad in Richmond, VA back in April with some other Marine wives. This was mostly a fun 5k, rather than a competitive 5k. For the most part, people walked the entire thing. It was a blast, though! My favorite part was the "color party" at the finish line where everyone throws up bags of color at the same time. I totally recommend Color Me Rad if it is in your area!

Before! One of other wives and I made T-shirts and tutus! A definite must if you are considering a color run! They even give you cool sunglasses and "rad" tattoos
  

During the purple color station


After!





I am still running a more serious 5k with my sister at the end of May. Let me tell you though, training has been tough. Yeah, I know, how hard can 3.1 miles be? Honestly, I don't think I was cut out for this running thing. Things were going along great, I was making tons of progress on the treadmill and feeling great. I even got new shoes thanks to the wonderful people I work for! 

Brooks Ghost 5


The most amazing socks. Balegas, clouds on my feet.


Everything was going along just great, then I decided it was time to take it to the streets. Y'all, let me just tell you, it was a struggle. I felt like I had never run in my entire life, even after 2 months on the treadmill. I kept at it, running 3-4 times a week, but progress was slow. Every time I run it just hurts. I know, I know, running is supposed to be hard. I just feel like I should be better at it by now. Why does it seem like it comes so easily to some?? What's your secret people??

Then, life came along. I am pretty good at coming up with excuses, but this was a good one. I mean, I found out I was moving to another country! Give me a break! Then the reality sank in that my 5k is in 2 and a half weeks! In all reality, no one really cares how well I do but me. I, for one, don't want to embarrass myself out there, and two, I haven't worked this hard for nothing. So I guess we will see in 2 and a half weeks!

Currently welcoming all advice, encouragement, or even some "suck it ups!"

Until next time,

M

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