A couple of months ago I created a bucket list of things to accomplish as I began to reach certain weight goals. One of those was to run a 5K. Originally I had planned to do this in November, but my sweet Madeline discovered the super fun Color Vibe run was coming to the area in August and insisted that we do it together.
There are several programs out there to get ready for running events, but I didn’t use one. I just went with my gut and started walking the hills and roads through our subdivision, then added jogging to the mix. In three weeks time, there is really no way to be ready to run, but I was determined to be close.
|Madeline & me just before the start of the race … we had already been dusted with a little color.|
I passed people who started before me and finished the entire thing in just under 45 minutes, which pleased me greatly.
|My three super encouraging kiddos, as well as one of my reasons to be fit!|
But that is the fun in a 5K like the Color Vibe. Everyone is there to raise money for a local charity; in our case a local food bank. Costumes and personality is encouraged, and you don’t necessarily have to run.
|2012 (on the left) & August 31, 2013 (on the right)…. And yes, I am wearing a tutu!|
Find something that peaks your interest and motivate yourself this weekend to do something different! You will be so glad that you did!