I could have said that I ran it, but I didn’t want to lie to you. I ran….. like…. a quarter of a mile, and then I got kinda tired, so I just walked the rest of. #noshame #itried #itwasearly Overall it was pretty fun, but the best part is that it was one of the 5Ks where you get to throw colored powder everywhere!!!
Me and my friends signed up for The Color Vibe a few months ago, and we were so excited at the time… and then the day came and IT WAS JUST SO EARLY. The race was ALL the way down in Arlington (why did we think that would be fine?!?!) which was about a 40 minute drive. Which meant we had to leave at 7:15 a.m. and for a Saturday it felt so early.
We finally got there, got checked in, and then we stood around for a while! It was kind of confusing… some people were throwing the powder around like there was no tomorrow, some people were saving their powder for the end of the race… and so we weren’t really sure what to do. And honestly, there was no “set time” for everyone to throw their powder around. So while we were waiting behind the starting line, me and my friends decided to kind of shake our powder around, because we honestly just didn’t want to run with that colorful plastic bag the whole time!
So like I said, I pretty much walked the entire thing, which I’m totally fine with. I had some good conversation with my 3 walking buddies and we did do a triumphant run across the finish line! My friend Cassie took our pictures as we crossed (because the ran the entire thing like a champ and had about 20 minutes to cool down and wait for us to cross) and they are hilarious.
After the race, we went to brunch at Cracker Barrel (YUM!!!) and it was the best meal ever. I was SO hungry and I ate way too much, which I’m pretty sure is the whole point of Cracker Barrel. After that, my friends dropped me off at home and y’all – I took the best nap of my life!!! It was such a fun day and maybe the next time I’ll actually run a full 5K. Or at least half of one. Baby steps.