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My 5K

I ran my first 5K race today.  I’ve been running since June so it’s not my first time running 5K, but it was my first official run.  I ran the Color Vibe 5K.  It’s a race where they throw this powered paint at you as you run.  In this one they had 4 paint stations set up.  As you go through the station the “workers” throw paint at you.  Sounds like fun, eh!  Here’s a picture of Owen and I waiting for my turn to leave.

I decided to do the last wave of runners.  I thought it was a good choice, but it turned out to be a disappointment.  By the time I got to run they had run out of a lot of paint.  The first station they threw pink, and it didn’t really get me.  The second station was yellow and it was gone completely…I saw people lying down and rolling in it on the ground just to get yellow on their shirt.  The third station was purple and they were pretty much out…I got a little in my hair.  The fourth station was blue to which I got a fair amount.  The run was done by mostly college students age kids.  Some went through a colour station then turned around and went back again later.  Most of the people throwing the paint were college student age kids…who looked like they dumped paint on themselves.  Bummer for those of us that actually ran.  If I do it again next year, I will run in the first wave…not the last.  Would be fun to take your kids.  But like I said, run the first wave if you want to be coloured.

What matters most of course was that I ran the whole thing!  I don’t think many people did.  I was constantly running around people who were just walking and chit chatting.  One lady walked with her  huge umbrella…yeah, not entirely safe for those running on the small trail.  It poured when I first started, but then stopped so the weather was perfect for running.

Here I am after the race.  One thumb up for finishing!  One thumb down for the lack of paint…I was looking forward to getting covered in colour 😦

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