Friday, June 29, 2012

Keepin' It Clean...Kinda

I have a new "thing" that I absolutely love.  Over the past few years I've participated in the random 5K here and there.  It all started with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.  Because my grandmother died from breast cancer, I have a vested interest in wanting to do what I can in that arena.  From there, I've expanded my 5K wanderings and in the past couple months have participated in two suuuuuper fun 5Ks.  First was The Dirty 30, which my friend, Kelly, requested we do.  Seriously, for reals, it was a blast.  Here's my group before the race, prior to all the lovely, beautiful, squishy, red mud completely covered our bodies.

And here I am mid-race, relatively muddy at this point.

The best part?  There's going to be another one, coming up in October...a zombie edition.  I'm totally in...  If you want to learn more about what The Dirty 30 is, just click here.  They haven't posted details about the next race yet, but they will be soon!  It's so totally fun and I highly recommend it!  And let me know if you're planning on participating!

The second, totally fun, and not your regular run-of-the-mill 5K?  This past weekend was the first ever Color Run right here in Tulsa!  I ended up "running" this one solo, but my sweet sister-in-law (who happened to be in town, visiting, this past week) took my before and after pics.  With this 5K, you're supposed to start the race in all-white clothing and they throw this powdered "color" on you at various locations throughout the 5K.


And after...

I thought the yellow "Color Run" socks and 80's "Color Run" sunglasses I bought were totally hilarious and completed the look, haha!  If you want to learn more about The Color Run, click here.

Now, I am no runner.  I'll run what I can, but when it comes right down to it...I kinda hate it.  I'd rather walk and that's what I do most of the time when I'm exercising during my normal routine.  But, a little running every once in a while never hurt anyone.  And when it comes to 5Ks, especially fun ones, I kinda enjoy it.  I'll definitely be on the lookout for more 5Ks with a twist in the future!

Have you discovered something new, fun and interesting lately?

1 comment:

  1. I heard about the Color Run and totally wondered if you were going to run it. It sounded just like your thing.



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