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Friday, August 02, 2013

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 emoticon on August 25, 2013, and I will then BE A COLOR RUNNING!

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    Hi Lori!
    Congrats on reaching your goal! and for signing up for the Color Run!!

    I did the Montreal 5km yesterday (the Ottawa date hadn't been announced yet when we signed up) -- at a walk, but still, I completed it and it felt GREAT!!

    Once piece of advice: you will be sprayed with the colors at km checkpoints - keep your mouth closed (the dye can stain your teeth), and oh yes, the dye will go through your clothes!

    You will have so much fun!
    1738 days ago
  • TAARON69
    I am so proud of you!!! I have just recently received info about the one local color run here. I am going to sign up as soon as it is available. We can do it!!! Good luck and take pictures!
    1744 days ago
  • JOYCE37876
    That sounds great! emoticon emoticon
    1749 days ago
    emoticon I did a Color Vibe 5k earlier this year and had a blast!
    1753 days ago
    THat is one thing that is on my list todo.. I missed it here they do it in February... but I will find one and do it.. they do look like so much fun.. enjoy it ..

    hugs and color on my dear..
    1753 days ago
    YOU GO GIRL!!! You got this Mama!! Looks AWESOME :-)

    love you!
    1753 days ago
    That sounds AWESOME!!! Wish I could do one... I'll have to look into it.

    Have A LOAD of FUN!!!

    1754 days ago
    emoticon I predict you will LOVE the Color Run!! I have done 2 in Oklahoma City, and My Sister (MOMINE) signed me up for one in her Hometown for the End of September!! Her Profile Picture is of Us just Prior to our First 5K Together (Her First EVER!). She had SWORN that it would be a "Once In A Lifetime" Thing, but by the time we crossed the Finish Line (We Walked! Neither of us are Runners) she was HOOKED, LOL!!
    emoticon I am looking forward to hearing all about Your 1st Color Run!!
    1754 days ago
    Woohoo! What fun! You'll do great!
    1754 days ago
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