Friday, July 4, 2014

the patriotic run of color

Well, I did it.  I signed up for a color run.  As a rule of thumb, I am opposed to these kind of things.  It is hard to comprehend the idea of throwing around powder while walking and paying for it.  What is the point?  When the element of racing and beating a personal best is thrown in the mix, then I can understand the point.  

When my very small and precious community has events of any kind I try to sign up.  It is a good thing for rural communities.  With some hesitation, I signed up but secretly knew I would make it my kind of fun.  

Amma pushed Callum-she can really zip around with Callum in tow.  I forged ahead to lead the race.  Wait, not a race...I forged ahead to the front of the walker joggers.  

I was a little shy about the color.  I am not one to make a mess or make a fool out of myself in public.   I had a few red and blue areas on my white tank top.  No problem. 

The course was not marked because it was not a race.  Fine.  I had my watch.  I zipped through the course and got to the end and was confused because there were literally no people to be seen.  I beat the workers to the finish line.  I stopped my watch and ran the course backwards until I saw Motorcycle and Amma.  

All in all, it was a very good time.  This is a perfect event for 4th of July.  The red and blue powder looked neat.  Plus, I'm always a sucker for patriotic anything.  

Next year I'll do it again and get supper messy in the beginning.  

My time was solid-though unofficial since I doubt the course was an actual 5k.  Somewhere close to it...but there was not finish line so I ran longer than I needed to.  I ran about a 21:50.  Not too shabby of a pace. 

1 comment:

Janae Balibrea said...

I'm with you. I don't like having powder or anything thrown at me, I don't like getting dirty, and I doubt I'd ever do any kind of Dirty Dash or mud run. Your pace is nuts. You're insanely fast.