This past weekend I did something I never thought I would do.
I ran a 5k race. Specifically, the Color Run.
What I liked about this race is that speed and endurance aren’t important. It’s all about having fun. Which was good for me, because let’s just say I didn’t exactly train for this race. I’m not much of a runner. In fact, I don’t think I’ve run 5k in close to 5 years!
So at every kilometer there’s a station where you get doused in COLOR! (I believe it’s cornstarch.) Racers wear a white shirt and are encouraged to get covered in color. I did my best to color-fy myself, but by the end of the race I looked more like I had rolled around in mud than ran through a rainbow.
I was surprised at how well I did, considering that I didn’t train at all. My friend Lisa and I made it through in about 33 minutes (don’t have the exact time because I forgot to stop my watch right away) with just two or three walking breaks. I don’t think I would have been able to do that well without her. She really helped me power through it. Although I paid for it the next two days. I was sore all over and my knee was achy. Oops. Oh well. I had a good time and I’m recovered now!
Now, thanks to another friend, I’m doing ANOTHER 5K, and I expect to get even dirtier in this one. It’s the Pretty Muddy Women’s Only Run! According to the website, there will be architectural obstacles, lots of mud, and an epic finish line party. (I hope they have margaritas.)
While I don’t see myself jumping on the race bandwagon, I am hyped about Pretty Muddy. Probably because it involves more than just running. Check out this video from the Chicago race.
I’m ‘bout it, ‘bout it.
If you’re in Miami and would like to register, I have good news for you! Enter the code fit-geek when you sign up and you’ll get $10 off. This code is good up until two weeks before the race, which is Nov. 17. That means you have till Nov. 3 to sign up.
Hope to see you some of you there!
Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post but the opinions are my own.