Nanny to Mommy: WE DID IT! Running the Color Run 5K Atlanta



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Thursday, April 27, 2017

WE DID IT! Running the Color Run 5K Atlanta

I told you all that we were going to be running our first 5k and I am happy to report that we did it! I was a nervous wreck before hand. I had been having serious pain in my hip and I didn't know if I was going to be able to power through. I decided my husband and I needed a non-weight goal to look forward to, so we signed up to run the Color Run 5K Atlanta. Since this was a fun run, you didn't have to run the entire time (just keep moving) which is why I loved it for our first 5k.


My husband and sister-in-law ran with me. My father-in-law was kind of enough to get up super early so we could head to the Atlanta Motor Speedway. I was worried about what to do with my phone and if I should wear my Bluetooth headphones or even my Fit Bit because I didn't want them to get ruined by paint. But the paint is powdered and you don't have to get any on you if you don't want to. It was a little chilly that morning, but I just knew I would get hot once we started running.


The start line wasn't what I was expecting. You stood there until they told you to go in different waves. We were probably the third wave of people to go. I was trying to start my Fit Bit and the next thing I know we were running. My sister-in-law and husband were gone! So I just started to run and kept hoping I would catch up. But it was so fun the entire time even if I was by myself. There were unicorns and rainbows and music and tutus everywhere. People really out did themselves with their attire which made it so much fun.


I ran pretty much the whole time. Saying that, I am THE slowest runner. There were tons of people walking past me. I did end up walking because there was gravel and I didn't want to hurt myself. There was also a HUGE hill that there was no way I was going to be running up. It was cool to run around Atlanta Motor Speedway because at one point you could see into the track and there were cars practicing that day too. My sister-in-law seriously has made some non-scale goals for me. She finished in 28 minutes which was VERY impressive!


At the end, they had a foam finish. It was neat, but I didn't stay and play in it like other people did. I finished in 56 minutes. I told you, the slowest runner, but at least I did it. And I'm very proud of myself for completing it. My husband and I plan on doing the Turkey Day 10K in November!

Have you ever ran a 5k? Do you make non-scale goals?


2 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your achievement! And thank you for sharing at this week's photo linky at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/05/down-to-jordan-river.html

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  2. Congrats to you! A 5 K is a nice run and a color run makes even more fun! Great pics it looks like you had a good ime.
    ellen beck

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