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Monday, June 18, 2012

Motivate Me Monday: The Color Run!

Hey everyone!

I'm Elise, the girl behind the blog "That's comma with a K"! 

I'm so excited to be a guest today and to be taking over this amazing little blog that Amanda has going! I've been reading...okay blog-stalking, her for months [guilty as charged!] so to actually be apart of it all is pretty awesome!

A little bit about me:
I'm a wifey to an engineer by day, rancher by night and a stay at home mommy to one stinkin' adorable little boy who keeps me going all day long!! I choose to blog in sweats... during nap time, instead of taking a nap myself, cleaning, getting ready for the day, or coming close to folding the laundry! I love the color red, I'm a little obsessed with music, I have a twin brother, and yes, I have big hair, and yes, these are my real eyelashes! I blog about real life things, adventures, and this crazy little journey I'm on, without holding anything back!
Raise your hand if you have run the happiest 5k on the planet?!
I DiD, I DiD!
3.1 miles of color madness to be exact!
I should preference this post and say [as I've said many times before] I am a complete
wanna-be runner. I don't think I have ever ran more than a mile, at one time, for fun, before. ever.

But after having my son, and wanting to get rid of the baby weight once and for all, I felt like I needed something to switch up my work-outs even more. So I signed up for my very first 5k back in February,trained my little heart out for the past few months, read Motivate Me Mondays- every.single. week, and was finally about to run and finish my first 5k in Denver!
For those of you who haven't heard about The Color Run, here's the shortest version of what this race is all about....It's known as the happiest 5k on the planet [because it truly is]...all of the proceeds go to charity, & at every kilometer there is a "color station" that you run through and get "colored" [see below]!
Here we are. so fresh. so clean, before the race!

 [the blue "coloring" station]
[running through the yellow color station!]
 [I had the best and cutest side line cheerleader. ever.]

  [after the race, all colored up!]

I don't think I've had this much fun while running in...forever. I think I finally understand the phrase "working out can be fun!"
Every single one of you should probably just do yourself a favor and sign up for a Color Run near you! I've had so many people email me about the race, about my experience, and asking questions, so here's some pointers [you know, since I'm pretty much pro now!]
-wear sunglasses [not your $500 shades, more like the $3.50 sunglasses at Walmart]!
-bring a bandana to cover your mouth from the color dust!
-Your hair will be a rainbow of colors once you are done running, so plan the next few days accordingly!
-When your child freaks out because he doesn't recognize you after your race, don't get sad...be happy that you are that colorful!
-Don't be alarmed if you blow your nose afterwards and you have purple and turquoise snot!
-Be prepared for the best morning of your life!



 I just signed up for another Color Run back in my home state of Idaho...
I just can't get enough!
Stop on over at "that's comma with a K" and follow the rest of my "wanna-be" running journey, and my cRaZy, but with no regrets, life! I would l.o.v.e to have you!

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Oh y'all!  What an inspiration she is! Now go visit this pretty lady and I'm sure after you've oogled over the best eyelashes you've ever seen...{obviously}...you'll love hanging around her little space on the internet!

Have you ladies ever done the Color Run?!?!

Link up and tell me about your fitness journey or anything fitness related!!

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Hope y'all have an excellent day!!
xoxo
Manda

9 comments:

  1. Love this post!!! I signed up for the NYC one in August and I'm NOT a runner. I'm super excited now, especially after reading your experience!

    Meg
    @MissMegasaurus
    www.glamoroushustle.com

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  2. I'm doing the Color Me Rad Run on Sept 22 with some girlfriends and I can't wait! :)

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  3. This sounds like a very cool event!

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  4. I have heard so many awesome things about the color run, I want to sign up for the one in St. Louis this August and I think this post has pretty much sealed the deal! I am currently training for my first full marathon, that's 26.2 miles of craziness, coming up in October so the color run will be a fun break in the crazy training!! :)

    <3 Melissa
    http://scribble-n-dash.blogspot.com/

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  5. What a fun guest post! I have not done the color run yet but know lots of people that have and loved it too. If it ever comes to Vegas again my husband and I will totally be doing it!

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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  6. I am signed up for the Color Run in Indianapolis at the end of July. I have been training my little heart out for it, it's my first ever race!

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  7. This looks like so much fun!

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  8. Great post! These photos are great!

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  9. That is too cool! I can't wait to do this when it comes to Austin!!!

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