I’ve always wanted to do one. I even signed up for one a few years ago but then something came up and I didn’t take part. Honestly, I was probably just lazy and nothing actually “came up.” When I saw that The Color Run was coming to town I knew I had to do it. The medal is a unicorn you guys. A UNICORN. How could I pass that up? The event is in September, I think the weekend after I get back from London. That was great planning on my part. If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s planning things back to back when I shouldn’t.
Now, I’m not a runner at all. I think I could be though, and that’s what matters. My issue is with pacing myself. That and the fact that I don’t want to walk then run, then walk and the other “Couch to 5K” programs that are out there. When I do something, I want to just do it. I just want to lace up my shoes and run! But that’s not smart or safe. I’ve been doing my best to get out there either after work or on the weekends. In fact, last Saturday I finally managed to finish 3.3 miles! I normally do about 2 miles only because of the route I run and not having the time to go further off course. I had a split time of about 15 minutes and a total time of 54 minutes. I know I can improve on that though and I plan on it! Some of that time was stopping to pet dogs but I mean, dogs. Hopefully I can get back out there this weekend again depending on the weather and start improving on that time. Here are a few photos from my run! I run along the water front which offers some great views, and of course tons of doggos.