Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Running with Flair

Anyone that has known me for a long period of time knows that I hate with everything in me am very challenged when it comes to long distance running. Running the mile in high school is the only category that kept me out of the top award category. Seriously, I hate to run. Put me on an elliptical any day of the week or even let me power walk, but running, NO THANK YOU!

Yes, that is how I have always felt about running. BUT, my husband has had this crazy idea since January to run a 5K. Great for him, but not for me. At least not until he got me interested in the Color My Run. It sounded like it would be so much fun, so I jumped on board and agreed to walk  run it with him. Granted, I didn't run the whole time, but I did push myself harder than I have in a very, very long time.

Here are some pics from our morning of fun! Fun and running - who would have ever thought I'd use those two words together?





Lots of color!
My sister-in-law ... so glad she could run with us!

Little Man came out to cheer us on.



One of our teen girls...yeah, she kicked my tail!

Can you tell Dad avoided the color?


TJ...the man crossing the finish line victoriously! Love it!

Overall, it was an awesome experience. My only complaint about the day was that I didn't actually get to check the 5K off of my to-do list. The course was not actually 5K long which was very disappointing when it was over. Oh, well, guess that leaves room for more challenges ahead!

What good came out of preparing and accomplishing this task? I actually don't despise running so much anymore...you cross the finish line a lot faster if you run instead of walk! Be inspired!