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. 


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 🙂


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?