My First 5k!

Hi friends!

Today was the day of my first 5k! I got up bright and early and headed downtown with my teammates to the Color Me Rad 5k!

I wasn’t sure what to expect. Last week I took my run outside for the first time and it was ridiculously hard, and I ended up not being able to run as much as I had been able to on a treadmill. I decided I would just play it by ear and do my best.

Long story short – I did not jog the entire way but I DID jog more than I walked! I ended with a time of about 44 minutes, which comes out to about a 14-ish minute mile. I am not unhappy with my time at all and the most important thing is that I had SO MUCH FUN. So much fun, in fact, that once it was over I immediately wanted to do it again.

Here are some photos from the day!


I have decided to re-start C25k but run outside only. I’m thinking about downloading a zombie training app – one that’s kind of like a game, and you run from zombies, and can hear them chasing you and stuff. Because who WOULDN’T run from that? It’s also appropriate considering my goal of running the Run For Your Lives race in September!

If you are thinking about doing a color 5k but aren’t sure – DO. IT. You DON’T have to run the whole thing. You don’t have to run ANY of it. But I promise – you will have SO MUCH FUN.


  1. Awesome job on the race! I also agree with running outside. I started a new training program that will be done outside for an April 5k. There is also the Color Vi be in July. And the zombie app…you gotta love that! I’m thinking of trying it after my current program.

  2. I am SO psyched for you!! I really want to re-try C25K too once I’m not ya know … carrying around a baby in muh belly! ūüėČ
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  3. Yea for you! 44 minutes is not bad at all. Running outside is soooooo much more difficult than running on a treadmill. I’ve been running for years but never really ran outside until this past fall. The first time I did it I thought I would die!
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  4. I sooo wish I had your motivation. Everyday I wake up and say that I’m going to at least walk/run/cycle for at least half an hour, but it’s so hard to get out of bed and actually do it.

    Oh well, perhaps with time…

    Congratulations btw..


  5. We saw the Unicorm people too!

  6. How timely. I’m doing C25K and have only had a chance to do it on the treadmill and was just thinking about how I need to get outside. Congrats on your run. I’m so glad you liked it!! I run my first one in 9 years in May (supposedly…there is a really big hill that is scaring me out of registering at this point).

    Way to go!!!


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