The Color Run and Goals

For those of you that have never run a 5k but are interested, I would highly recommend The Color Run. It’s a fun run, which means its not timed. AND you get splashed with bright color every kilometer or so. What’s not to love?

I participated this past weekend in Philadelphia, and it was a great time! Around 20,000 runners came out for the event. 

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Color Run – Before

The run was really well executed and organized. There was water provided along the route, and it included an awesome loop through Fairmount Park. My only real complaint is that it “started” REALLY early, (5 am wake up call!) but they continued to let folks run way after they claimed they would. If I had known this, I wouldn’t have shown up at 6:30am! But that’s ok because I was in the first heat and got to enjoy the rest of my day. Dyed blue and all 🙂

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Color Run – After

I had two great friends to run it with, and we had a blast! We enjoyed an awesome breakfast after, and all in all I’d call it a super fun Sunday. 

More importantly, the Color Run got me thinking about goals. I remember one of my long time fitness goals was to be able to run a 5k like “no big deal”. Running isn’t easy for me, and my first few required quite a bit of training. I’d be pooped for the rest of the day after. But this time was different. I hadn’t run in 2 weeks. That afternoon after the run, I rode my bike 6 miles. It’s amazing how your body conditions and adjusts when you push it and fuel it with good eats. Goal achieved!

So this got me thinking about what other goals I have for eating and fitness. Here are just a few: 

Short-ish Term:

  • I’m almost to my weight loss goal, but still have a little ways to go. I’d like to get to one milestone by Labor Day and another by the middle of November. 
  • Complete the T25 10 week program, while still incorporating running, biking, and yoga. This may not mean that I follow the program to a T or skip a few days. 
  • Eat less sugar. Add more vegetables and fruit in each day.
  • MORE H20!

Longer term

  • I want to run a 10k in early 2014 and then the Broad Street Run 10 miler in May 2014.
  • Find a way to inspire others to be healthier. (This blog may be it!)

Have you ever ran a 5k? What are some of your fitness goals?

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5 thoughts on “The Color Run and Goals

  1. Pingback: setting goals | The Nine to Five Balance

  2. I ran my first 5K at the Foam Fest this June near Pittsburgh. I had started running about 2 months prior to the race at a park near my house. I thought this race would give me the determination to tone up my body after having my daughter and it did. You are more determined to get moving when you have a race in the future. I also found myself looking forward to running at the park each day. It cleared my mind and made me feel balanced. Which was greatly needed with an infant. I didn’t break any records but overall loved the experience. Must say, the Color Run looks very tempting with having paint splattered all over. A little more attractive than the foam and mud you pick up at the Foam Fest.

    • Sheena! Hello! I’m so glad you found this space & that you also found running. I considered the foam race, too, but I didn’t have money for both that and Color Me Rad. You should definitely do Color Me Rad next year if you get the chance. It’s a lot of fun – especially with friends. It’s good to hear from you, and I hope everything is going well with your little one.

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