We did our first 5K! I had never been in a race before and thought the Color Me Rad race would be a perfect first, since it’s not really serious and mostly just about having fun and getting dirty!  (They don’t even time it.) We started off all clean, nervous and a little chilly. Our team (Greg, Vada, Josh, Lindsay and me) wore matching white Press Press Merch hoodies and the colorful sunglasses we got in our race packets :) 5,200 people showed up at the Virginia Tech campus to participate – the place was packed!

We ran a little bit, but mostly just walked quickly (and Vada rode her trike.) We were really excited about arriving at our first color bomb spot where we got sprayed with yellow. Next was blue powder, then we were sprayed with green… and eventually ended up completely filthy and colored from head to toe in a rainbow of colored cornstarch! Vada even got it in her mouth at one point and ended up with blue teeth. It was hilarious!

It felt so good to cross that finish line and accept my well-deserved granola bar. Even though we didn’t run, I’m still proud of us for getting out there and doing it! Now that I’ve broken the ice, I can see myself doing more 5Ks in the future. I’m still not sure I’ll ever be able to actually run one. Maybe another silly one like a mud run? We’re definitely doing Color Me Rad again next year! ♥



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  1. November 6, 2012

    Oh my gosh! How incredible is that idea with the color bombs. I would have loved participating just to get so crazy colorful! :-D
    Congratulations! I’ve never done a run before and this actually sounds like it would be a perfect first for people who maybe just got in to running and aren’t that fit. I think runs can be crazy intimidating. This looks like so much fun though! :-D

  2. Abby #
    November 8, 2012

    Doing a mud run and a color run are both on my bucket list. Looks like you guys had a blast!

  3. November 19, 2012

    Yay! My little family did the Color Me Rad run last month and we had a blast! It was raining during our run, but it actually made our color look more tie-dyed – it was SO fun! Congrats on your first run, and here’s to many more!

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