Sunday, October 07, 2012
Well, the Color Run was Saturday Oct. 6th and I have to say, it was so much fun! After hearing that there was going to be 26,700 runners between the two different races, I decided that this would be a walk for me with maybe some running. Well, I have to say, Des Moines did a GREAT job of organizing this run and the route was fabulous. That being said, since I was with my friend that was a non runner and well, actually a non-work-out kind of person (until this last week) I had decided to stick with her and do the race along side her. Since the course was on city streets there was plenty of room for runners and walkers. She was ok with me running and waiting for her so, that is what I did. I would run to a color station, wait for her, run through the color, wait for her and we did this the entire time and it was great. Had I wanted to I would have been able to run with no problem even though there were masses of people. Instead, I did it this way and I am so proud of my friend for doing this, I can only hope that she now continues to work out, get fit and healthy and maybe next year, we can run it together! We did it in about 45 minutes. That even included a stop at the water station so she could chat with a friend that was volunteering.