www.whyville.net Dec 30, 2012 Weekly Issue

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Color Me!

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Back in October, I participated in The Color Run with my mom, grandma and aunt when it was close enough for us to go to. It was a 5K run/walk and my mom and I ran while my aunt walked with my grandma. Here is a picture of us before the run:

Like my smudging?

Anyway, the annoying thing about the race was the fact that in October, Idaho is really cold in the mornings, so we were all jumping around trying to keep warm. Of course, once we started to run it wasn't cold. Another thing was breathing in the color (some type of dyed corn starch). The color is 100% safe, but it did make me cough a little bit. At one point I did need to let myself stop and cough for a little bit before I continued running. Also since it was cold, I didn't sweat much and the all the colors didn't stay on my shirt like I was hoping it would.

The best part of The Color Run was getting colored out. It was a lot of fun to get powered color thrown all over you. Nothing is clean afterwords. I have long hair and my hair was covered in different colors. It was such a blast to run without being timed or pressure to finish somewhere in the top. I was having so much fun that I didn't even realize I ran a 5K; it felt like I just ran a mile. I guess that is why it is called the happiest 5K on the planet!

I am not a competitive runner. I don't play school sponsored sports anymore and I never participated in track or cross country. I do like to run though. I run in the evenings in the spring through fall whenever possible. Luckily, I found a picture on Pinterest where it showed how to train for The Color Run.

Here is a picture of my mom and I after we finished running:

What do you think Whyvillians? Are you going to join me and Be a Color Runner?

Author's Note: For more information about cities where the run will take place in 2013, visit www.thecolorrun.com

I got the color run training picture at http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4981440


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