I AM GONNA DO IT! OK so maybe not a ‘runner’ – but I am gonna do a 5K!!
I have been thinking about this for a couple of weeks now. OK maybe a few years now – be seriously thinking about it for the last couple of weeks. I have heard a few people mention “The Color Run” and everyone seemed to know exactly what that was. Not me! I just read over it like it didn’t have a whole lot of meaning – it was just the name of a 5K run that people had done. One person had posted their before picture and people were commenting that they were looking forward to seeing the after pictures. After pictures? All sweaty and exhausted – but a big smile of accomplishment? Funny thing was – there were no after pictures posted – so I was still in the dark.
I’m in the light now! Early this morning I Googled “The Color Run”, now it all makes sense!!
This is exactly what I needed to motivate me! Doesn’t this look like SO much fun!
Then, I checked out the cities and the dates, sure enough there is one taking place just a 20 minute drive from my home. This has to be a sign... right?
Although I was very excited about the idea I was also very nervous about it. The date is August 25th. That is only a few short weeks away! Am I ready for this? Can I do this?
I huddled with my favorite team this morning - “LORI2562 is on the fence and looking for a push! LOL”.
Well my team mate Dawn answered the call and gave me a shove! (Thanks Dawn!!).
I sent my husband a text message “I found a 5K that I want to sign up for!! I want to do this so much! Nervous!!”
His response came back “You already can do it! You just have a time target in your head which is the goal. Therefore, nothing to be nervous about, just a personal challenge! Go for it!”
As I ran the idea around and around in my head, I scrolled through my friend feed – there was a new friend that had just inspired me to seriously think about a 5K posting that she was going to do it too! Not just a 5K – but The Color Run!
That did it! With everything pointing me towards my goal, I jumped of the fence and made a run for the registration site.
I DID IT! I signed myself up! I will be taking part in my first ever
on August 25, 2013, and I will then BE A COLOR RUNNING!