(Closed) Signed up for my first 5k… eek!

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
2223 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Awesome! It will be a lot easier than you think. I did a Foam Fest 5K last year and it was SO fun. I’m sure the Color Run will be a blast.

I am hoping to train for a half marathon in the fall, but the cold weather here has made it sooo hard to stay motivated and go for runs.

Post # 4
2190 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@MrsRevolutionize:  Good for you!! My 2014 fitness goal is to do an unassited pull-up. I can do them with a resistance band, but want to be able to do them all alone. Easy for some people, but not me yet. 

Post # 5
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Woo hoo! That is AWESOME. Races are SO much fun.You’re going to do GREAT!

(Also, there’s controversy surrounding the Color Runs? How?)

Post # 6
303 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@MrsRevolutionize:  Good stuff! I hadn’t run since I was a kid either…had a back injury too which made it even less appealing. Then I got my back fixed, signed up for a running clinic to ‘learn how to run’, and haven’t stopped since! Ran a 5k, 8k, 10k, and half marathon – running is truly addictive!

Just curious…what is the controversy about colour runs?? I did one last summer and had a blast!

Post # 8
2585 posts
Sugar bee

@MrsRevolutionize:  Congrats!! That was my first 5k too!

I made myself a goal last year and signing up for it really pushed me to train. And I had a lot of training to do. I could never even run the mile in HS.

It was one of the best feelings to be able to complete it with no walking! The color run is so much fun!! Especially the dance party after!

Post # 9
3765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Color Me Rad last year is what kicked off my big weight loss journey. I only walked it then, but it was a lot of fun and lead to me actually enjoying walking/running. It really jump started my weight loss efforts, and since then I’ve lost over 30 lbs!

You’re gonna have so much fun!


Post # 10
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2000


Doesn’t sound like a “no big thing” to me! I’m still on the running sidelines in a big way, so people like your are inspiring moreso that any marathoner, because you show what we can all accomplish. Marathoners? They’re amazing, but they seem like another species sometimes! Their accomplishment is so abstract to me. But to see someone turn into a runner—that is amazing. Rock it!

Post # 12
5242 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@MrsRevolutionize:  Yayy!!! Good for you! That should be so fun..I have always wanted to do one of those races! There is a controversy of the colour me rad run? Nevermind I read your top post  




Post # 13
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MrsRevolutionize:  That is great!  Goals are good!  Make sure you figure out your shoes and do some training before, it will be fine!


I have a few goals for 2014.  I have done just a handful of races in my life.  For some reason, I got a bug this year!

Tomorrow night I’m going a very casual ski mountaineering race (that just means backcountry skiing).  My husband is organizing it and we have lots of powder so really just an excuse to go skiing tomorrow.

May – I am doing a mountain bike race, only 10 miles.  No one enters the 35 and over category, so I’m going to win!  LOL  I’ll be 38 on the day of the race.

June – me and a bunch of friends are doinga 100 mile road bike ride.  It’s non competitive with lots of food stops.  I will have to rent a road bike for that day!

June – I have a 25k trail run that I really want to do.  It’s big and steep.  I will really have to train wisely for it.  That is if I don’t injure myself along the way!  I’m known for doing too much at once and hurting something.

Post # 14
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@MrsRevolutionize:   There is controversy around Color Runs? That is so silly.

I did a Color Run last fall and it was AMAZING! The money was donated to the local YMCA which was clearly noted in several places through out the registration process. It was tons of fun and my friends and I were part of the small group that actually ran the whole thing so I love that it is welcoming to all, even those that don’t run. I wore a tutu, rainbow suspenders and tons of white and had extra dye packs. Seriously, it was a blast.

Goodluck and enjoy yourself! If you get tired just focus on getting to the next station and take one color station at a time. That gives you immediate goals to take your mind off things.

Post # 15
843 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MrsRevolutionize:  Wow, I’m so glad you posted this!  I had heard of these color races, but never looked into them.  There is one in Charleston before my wedding, and I think that would be fun to do as a bachelorette party (I’m not into the traditional go to the bar and party type).  I will have to see if they want to do this!

Post # 16
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MrsRevolutionize:  Good luck!  Anything that gets you motivated to GET OUT and MOVE is a good thing ๐Ÿ™‚  I have heard great things about the Couch to 5k program, which helps you build up slowly from being sedentary to being able to run a 5k without stopping.  You have plenty of time between now & race day to give it a shot & see where it takes you!

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