Running, Self

The Color Run

September 17, 2012

Ah are ya’ll following me on Instagram (user name is sukie80)?

Well if you did, then you’ll know I ran *pathetically* a 5k this weekend called The Color Run.  Back in August, my buddy Erin tagged me on Instagram saying “even I could do this.”  Oh, I didn’t take offensive to that statement.  If you ever met me in person, you could tell my ass is flabby.  My legs are thick!  And well my gut is definitely a huge muffin top! So when she said that, I was like really??? Hmm lets look into it.

“Focused less on speed and more on crazy color fun with friends and family” – the color run

“Whether you are a casual morning mall walker or an Olympic athlete. . .” – the color run

I think watching the video pushed me over the edge to do it. . I saw a lady pushing a stroller with a baby!  If it’s that relaxed then I should be able to finish it no problem right?

SLMQG represents at the Color Run 2012
We started so clean. . . (left to right me, Erin, Rachel, Colleen, Marci, Elisa)

Family Affair

(That’s my hubby and son chatting it up at the Start Line – it’s a family affair)


(Hubby and I )

Right time right place

 Was at the right time and place for this shot (okay I’m think I’m kind of hilarious on Instagram or in general so follow me and judge for yourself)

Well we began the 5k and I was nervous about just collapsing from just being out of shape ya know?  I’ve seen enough of the Biggest Losers to know that people can throw up or just plain fall down for exercising.  And having some of my good friends there plus my family there was a little nerve racking for me.


I’ll happily report that I finished!  And got plenty colored up! Basically, as you’re running each K = a hit of color.

The color run map

After - not so clean


Hit Pepper with color!
Pepper didn’t run with us – but she did get a good hit of color from me! Plus she doesn’t care. . she chewing on Starburst anyway.

Yeah can you tell where my headband was?
(Can you tell where my headband was?)

Not that sore today... Lets be real it was an awesome experience!  #thecolorrun #slmqg @thecolorrun

Overall it was an awesome experience! I would do it again in a heartbeat.

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  • Reply Melissa September 17, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    I just did the Color Me Rad run last weekend. Same concept, different company. It was a blast and I can’t wait to do it again. It was my first 5k.

  • Reply heather September 17, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    That looks like fun! I wish there was one near me.

  • Reply Erin September 17, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I don’t recall saying “even you could do it” ;), but I’m really really glad you did. Dare I say this is the start down the road for you to many more 5k’s and maybe even a 1/2 marathon??? What if there’s sushi along the way? I’m sure that could be arranged. ;]

  • Reply Junebug September 17, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    That’s awesome! I’ve wanted to do a color run ever since I heard of the phenom… I did the C25K last year, and am currently training for my first half marathon, so see where a year gets you?? My legs look awesome now, but my middle still a 2-kid dough lump 😉

  • Reply teresa g September 17, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    My daughter and I are planning on doing the color run next April/May in either Wisconsin or Chicago! She is a runner, I am not so it is going to be interesting. Congrats!

  • Reply Dan September 17, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Congratulations! Well done.

  • Reply diane stanley September 17, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Congrats! I think I would even like doing that and I am NOT a runner.

  • Reply Sydney September 17, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Congratulations! I have friends that have done it and it always looks so fun! If it ever comes to London, I am so in!

  • Reply Flying Blind September 17, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Well done you!!!

  • Reply Jason September 24, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Looks fun!

    I think I might like to try one of the runs with an obstacle course (like the Tough Mudder, or something along those lines).

  • Reply Sarah October 15, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Teeehheeehee, yay for color run! No color run where I am. I will throw my scraps in the air and run through them.

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