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Guess I needed to be INSANE!!


Saturday, July 20, 2013

A good chunk of the Mid-west has been under heat advisories for the last few days, this includes Chicago. I also have not done my normal WALKING in two weeks, let alone run.

So of course today I run a 5k in 90 degree heat! LOL!! Yep, today was the Color Me Rad run that I signed up for back in February. As of 6am, I was up and ready. Not with my usual enthusiasm, I will admit. I was miserable and I didn't feel like running. But I had my white outfit and hubby said he would find shade and sit in a chair - so off we went.



Got there, got my packet, and found a good spot for hubby to sit. I walked around a bit but just wasn't feeling it. That's ok, I was gonna run and go home. No biggie.

We started taking a few more pictures (hubby said I would need them for my scrap book). It was nice being out with hubby. So I started feeling a bit better.

They didn't have course maps and I found out later that the course had been altered this am to keep us in shade and under McCormick place a bit more than originally noted on the website. By race time it was over 88 degrees with a brutal sun. That's the only way I can explain it. Standing in the corral I felt like the sun was purposely trying to cook us.

I ended up being next to this really nice/playful couple. They got me laughing and we were throwing some color packets at each other. Then we were off. The were no mile markers on this course. I have no idea what was where. I know there were color stations squirting cool water that were a blessing. There was only one water station at about the half-way point. The clouds of colored corn starch were extremely drying.

I was sweating horribly. I had pain in my side that wouldn't stop. My shin splints were back and the corn starch was burning my lungs and eyes. And I was having the time of my life!!! The tougher it got to keep going the more fun I was having. I was so completely in the moment, nothing mattered. Did I walk a few times - yeah I haven't been training at all. But in truth I had a great race! My time was 32 minutes, not to shabby. I was completely covered in color and sweat. It was FANTASTIC!!!



I feel so much better now. Today was insane. That run was NOT something I ever thought would be good or fun. But it was exactly what I needed. That and an hour in the shower (I still have pink in a few places!!!)
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JUMPINJULIE 7/21/2013 8:31PM

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LESLIELENORE 7/21/2013 6:43PM

    Wow! I am beyond impressed! I took a couple days off from running because it was so hot. So glad you had fun!

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ISLAMOM 7/21/2013 5:07PM

    Awesome!! Way to go....! I am so proud of you--and you should be too!! You did!!


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BONNIEMARGAY 7/21/2013 3:03PM

    Good for you!

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GMO_JEN 7/21/2013 12:15PM

    Awesome!!! It is insanely hot here- but you did great! And, glad that hubby was there to cheer you on :)

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PHEBESS 7/21/2013 10:28AM

    Sounds like fun despite the heat!

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GARDENCHRIS 7/21/2013 10:09AM

    glad you had fun , but you are crazy!! LOLOLOLOL to much heat for me!

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WIANGEL 7/21/2013 9:26AM

    Way to go!

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MAVERICKDR 7/21/2013 9:20AM

    Outstanding and totally inspirational. For that, you will receive dividends that cannot be quantified. Excellent achievement!!!

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KELLIEBEAN 7/21/2013 7:27AM

    Great time! My daughter did this last year. We were hoping to do it together this year but I knew I'd be too tired after vacation.

You are a trooper. I'm very glad you had a good day out!

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ANATASHIKI 7/21/2013 7:14AM

    lol , glad you both feel better emoticon

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HOPEFULHIPPO 7/21/2013 3:48AM

    Wasn't the waiting coral the most brutal (it was hot here in Cali too)

Ours didn't time us. Didn't think to time myself.

LOVE the pics!!



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I'm really glad you had a good time and that it was exactly what you needed! It sounds like doing something fun and somewhat out of the ordinary was exactly what the doctor ordered!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GRAMMYRHONNIE 7/21/2013 12:43AM

    Glad you had fun, it's always more fun when it's over and your glad you did do it.
Great timing too!!
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BEAUTY_WITHIN 7/21/2013 12:25AM

    Wow, i wish I'd known you were by McCormick place! I could have come cheered you & Jinx on!!! Looks like you had a blast!

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SPOONGIRLDEB 7/20/2013 11:33PM

    Sounds like it was just what you needed! Glad you didn't give yourself heat stroke though LOL! And glad that hubby is well enough to be out and about...he must be doing well after his surgery.

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JAXMOMMY 7/20/2013 11:14PM

    Wow! Sure wish I could see those pics! Sounds like so much fun and so happy you enjoyed it! Glad Hubby could be there with you too! So, once again, and no pun intended, well not really, color me impressed!

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_JODI404 7/20/2013 10:37PM

    emoticon Very happy that you had an awesome race & such a great time!!
You really needed & deserved that!! Great that hubby could get out with you, and sure that was nice for both of you. Hope the rest of your weekend is great!

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MELIS_24 7/20/2013 10:35PM

    Great job! It looks like a lot of fun. emoticon

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STARTINGINLIMBO 7/20/2013 10:09PM

    Wow. :)

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LIVINHEALTHY9 7/20/2013 8:43PM

    Sounds like fun and you made the most of it

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1CRAZYDOG 7/20/2013 8:20PM

    Color you VICTORIOUS! Way to go. Glad DH felt well enough to sit in the shade and cheer you on. Good job! BOTH OF YOU!

HUGS and glad you made up your mind to do it. LOVE LOVE LOVE the tutu and the colors!

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CHANGINGHORSES 7/20/2013 7:57PM

    Woohoo! Sounds like a run that you needed! Great job!
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TWEETYKC00 7/20/2013 7:27PM

    I am glad you had a good time, you rock!

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MARGARITTM 7/20/2013 7:27PM

    Looks like a lot of fun

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CAT-IN-CJ 7/20/2013 7:05PM

    If you ask me, sanity is way over-rated! Sometimes it's good to lose yourself in something like that. Glad you had a fun run and a lot of laughs.

And love the pics! Great to see your smile again.

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ENCHANTEDMAMA 7/20/2013 6:50PM

    That sounds like so much fun! I'm glad you did it and enjoyed it even though you weren't feeling it at first. Way to go! I'm so proud of you!

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DISAPPEARING1 7/20/2013 6:40PM

    You look adorable and it's great to see you smiling. I'm so glad life is getting back to normal and that your hubby got to see you race!!
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DOGLADY13 7/20/2013 6:32PM

    It's so good to hear you had fun! And you had Hubby for company. That's just great. Now I'm smiling.

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SUSIEPH1 7/20/2013 6:31PM

    You are amazing Kitty .. emoticon . Love that you enjoyed the race .. Great hubby was there for support .. Love your pics emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
So very proud of you.

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NILLAPEPSI 7/20/2013 6:23PM

    emoticon I'm so glad you had a great time -- you really needed that. Glad hubby could be there to support you, too. emoticon

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1EMMA2011 7/20/2013 6:16PM

    So So Fun!!! Happy for you!!!

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WARRIORGIRL121 7/20/2013 5:34PM

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JUSTME29 7/20/2013 5:30PM

    I'm glad it was a good run. Sounds like you burned off some of your funk.

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ELVISINTHEHOUSE 7/20/2013 5:28PM

    Fun is the best therapy. emoticon

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PUPPYWHISPERS 7/20/2013 4:54PM

    Fantastic! Great job in less than ideal conditions. You are my hero! emoticon

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FRUITYFUL 7/20/2013 4:50PM

    Good for you! Sounds fun and therapeutic! I love the tutu also!

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    Looks like you had a good , therapeutic time! emoticon

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