When I began compiling my 30 before 30 list back in the fall, the Color Run was one of the first activities I added. I love to run, and I love bright colors, so why not enjoy the two together? Last month, my brother invited me to join his Color Run team, and I
jumped at the chance was initially excited…until I saw the entrance fee. Ultimately, though, I could not pass up the opportunity to begin whittling down my goals the day after my birthday. So, I bit the bullet, pulled out my debit card (telling myself that it would count as a self-given birthday present), and prepared for race day.
With the wintry weather and my work hours, I was not able to “train” for the run. Thankfully, the Color Run is completely casual–no time clocks, no winner, no prizes.
Seven thousand people (and a few animals) participated in the Color Run today. I ran with the second group and finished before the last group even had a chance to start.
This was truly the happiest 3.1 miles I had ever run. With each spray of color, I grinned bigger (which led to a few mouthfuls of colored corn starch).
Although I will probably be wiping yellow dust out of my left ear until 2016, I have no regrets!