1) My friends were doing it.
2) Running in a color run is on my bucket list as well as on my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days.
2 ½) I loved the idea of covering myself with color. Looking like a rainbow is awesome!
The day came fast, and I simply forgot to practice running. I think this would have gone over better if I had less-athletic friends. I knew they were going to have to drag me behind them, and the morning of the run my stomach was in knots. We drove to the city, put on white clothes and colorful tutus. After checking in and participating in the dance party, the color started to fly and before we knew it we had turned a beautiful mix of blue, green, pink, yellow, and purple. I was satisfied. Only the race hadn’t even began.
They started to line people up and conveniently we were at the very front of the line. Well, my friends and I broke one rope! It was at the beginning, not the finish line, but that’s minor details. Needless to say, we finished.
I have come to the conclusion that I am still not a runner. I do not know how to breathe, pace myself, or have a sense of distance. Thank goodness for the group of girls that pushed me to complete something I wanted to do. I could not have gotten through the run without my friends running right beside me.
My body was sore for three days and I’m thinking about actually training and doing it again next year. I wouldn’t call running a 5K enjoyable, but I did feel a sense of accomplishment when I finished. Plus the laughs and jokes I made with my friends were totally worth the 3.1 miles.