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30 Days to the Color Run

Thursday, August 30, 2012

This is my first attempt at blogging. We'll see how it goes. I've been going out on a limb a lot these days so why not blog too?!

I just realized that it is exactly 30 days to the Portland Color Run (my first 5k). I signed up on a whim with my much younger (19 years), skinnier and extremely supportive friend quite awhile ago and here I am now just 30 days away. OMG! But to be fair to myself, I have been working hard to be able to run a 5K in it's entirety and I think I will be ready!! Holy cow, I just said I am going to be ready to run a 5K - I would never have thought, let alone, wrote down something like that 9 months ago!! It is amazing what can be done when you start to give to yourself and prove that you have more in you than you thought.

I'm going to try and blog a bit in the next 30 days about getting ready to do a "real" run and how I am feeling and have it be part of the training process. I'm hoping that by training as I have been, and will continue to do after my first official run, that I will be able to call myself a runner and believe it.

I've taken a lot of inspiration from people in this community that are ahead of me on their health journey as well as those people who are just getting started and am thankful for you all!

If you are reading my humble blog and you are runner (for a long time or just starting) I'd love to hear any tips that you may have for me!
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BANKER-CHUCK 9/4/2012 12:19PM

    Thanks for the info. I checked this out and it looks like fun! I was looking at the Multnomah Falls trail run but I would need to be in super shape for that type of run.; I did the Warrior Dash last year when I was not in good shape and it almost killed me. The raceway looks to be more tame with no hills. I will give this one some thought.

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DIET_FRIEND 8/30/2012 5:25PM

    I saw some pictures on another blog about a color run. Is that where as you run, you are sprayed with paint or powder so when you are done you look like a tie-dyed shirt? It looks like fun and it will be quite an accomplishment if you go for it!

I am not a runner, so no tips except to wear good shoes, stay hydrated and run a lot prior to the big show!

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