Guys, I did a thing!
I've wanted to do a 5k for a long time, but there are lots of easy excuses to not do one. Back in January, though, my friend Melinda told me she was doing a Color Run in June, and I was all, "Sign me up!" Back then, my insurance was through Humana, which has a program called Go365 that allows you to earn points for physical activity, and those points translate into dollars. I accumulated $250+ worth of points in less than a year, and a 5K was good for a few hundred additional points. Of course, my company changed their insurance carrier a month ago, so I don't have the incentive program any longer, so my W00t! at completing a 5K was minimized. Also, I twisted my foot in a bad way a couple weeks back - heels and cobblestones do not mix well. I've not quite been limping, but my foot hurts. The 5K was scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, and as of Friday evening, I wasn't sure if I'd be able to do it.
Saturday morning, though, I woke up, got dressed, downed 3 Ibuprophen with my protein shake and headed for Waterfront Park.
|So, the Color Run is a color run because there are checkpoints along the route where people throw powdered colored chalk on the participants. I expected to be much more colorful by the end, honestly.|
|Holly had done this particular run before, so she was in the know and warned us about the dust and advised a bandana would be a very good idea. She was very right.|
|See those steel studs on the bottom two floors of this building? I sold those. That's what I do these days - I sell steel studs used in commercial and residential framing. Turns out, I'm not terrible at it. Who knew?|