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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! ♥

In lieu of a baby shower, a few of my friends decided to throw me a surprise dinner at my favorite Mexican restaurant last week, which was really sweet and fun, and made me feel super loved and happy. (Thanks again, guys!)

At dinner, my extremely talented quilting and knitting buddy Dani surprised me with a knitted baby hat and one of the most special handmade gifts I’ve ever received in my life – an absolutely gorgeous baby blanket that she WOVE. On a LOOM. Everyone was completely floored when I opened the gift and told them that she MADE it. Look!

Pretty amazing, right? She couldn’t have been more spot on with the colors she chose, and i absolutely love the herringbone pattern. It’s made of the softest cotton and it’s the perfect size, I can’t wait to use it every single day. She wrote a blog post about it if you want to see how it all started out as just a bunch of strings!

Thanks again, Dani, I love it soooo so much! ♥