Happy Monday everyone!
So against my better judgement, I decided to run a 5K this weekend
on a diet consisting of french fries with absolutely no preliminary running/training. To say I'm a runner is like saying that lead weights can fly. But lemme tell ya, I love a good 5K and a run that entails colored powder thrown at you while you run? I'm in.
vehement protests light suggestions that we should walk this 5K instead of run, we got overeager and ran the first (eh let's be generous), 1/5 of the race. After receiving our first burst of color, we all mutually looked at each other and decided a brisk power walk would suffice. It was a beautifully scenic 5K and overall tons of fun.
But every 15 minutes at the finish line, there was a Color Festival where everyone opens up the color packets they were given and throws it up in the air. The Color Festival was the most INCREDIBLE part. I can't even explain how beautiful it was, colors flying everywhere and everyone dancing and celebrating. We hung out for 2 rounds of Color Festival and by the end, I resembled a semi-purple incredible hulk, hence the lack of pictures of myself at the end (you're lucky I even gave you the picture of me as the purple-people-eater above!). Lol much to my dismay, I didn't get the "cute" color photos I hoped for but it was one of the most amazing things I've ever done. If the Color Run is headed your way, don't hesitate to sign up quick, it's worth it!
We went to an amazing brunch spot that I'll be featuring for Good Eats sometime soon too!
Unfortunately that mere 1/5 of 3 miles I ran + lack of stretching, training, general fitness means I was pretty sore following the run. I contemplated lying to you so you could imagine me as a 5K goddess, barely panting and victorious at the end. But I'm as far from that as you can get right now and I'm
pretty a little embarrassed that running so little got my body crying out that way. I'm putting this out there because I'm ready to make a change and No-French-Fry August is part of that. I'm ready to hold myself accountable for the way I eat and treat my body. I'm looking to make a plan for that so stay tuned!
Happy Birthday Eva!!
Lastly, I want to wish one of my best friends a HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Long before Simply Evani was born, Eva was one of 3 friends/readers who subscribed to my lowly blog. Not only was she one of the greatest roommates I've ever had but she is genuinely one of the most caring individuals I know. I love her with all my heart! Can't wait to hit up Seattle and visit Chid!
How was your weekend? Do you have a favorite 5K?