The Color Me Rad was this past Saturday. I found out about it a little late so we managed to get one of the last few spots in the last time slot, 2:30. This was Ashley's (the one in the middle) first 5k ever. Might as well start with a fun one right?
This race was pretty big for me. I was with two friends that are actual runners. Michelle (the one on the left) actually did the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure that morning and had an amazing time of 26 minutes. I decided to run as far as my body would allow me to. I started off great and at one point I realized that I had runner farther than I ever had and mentioned it to the girls.
There were no mile markers, but I had my Map My Fitness App running. I was still running when my bra started talking to tell us our speed and that we were at 1 mile.
I ran my first mile! I RAN MY FIRST MILE! I want to shout it from the rooftops :) I ran a little over a mile before I started speed walking. I would run, then walk, run, then walk after the first mile. I felt amazing after running that first mile, I did not think I had that in me. We will see what I can accomplish in the three races scheduled in October.
The course was not quite a 5k, but I liked my pace overall.
I would seriously recommend any of these races to everyone - whether you are a serious runner, a beginner, a walker, a skipper, a dancer, a person who loves to where tutus, or a normal person that likes to have fun. Some 5ks are serious business and it was nice to have a laid back feel and just have fun.
***Disclaimer - I was not paid to write this review, Color Me Rad did not know I was writing a review (& probably still doesn't). All opinions are my own***