I have been rocking the SMP trails lately. I am slowly whittling away the amount of time it takes me to complete my loop, which is another way of saying my pace is picking up. I have runner’s high for hours after my runs lately. I’m struggling less and enjoying it more.
Months ago my daughter and I signed up for The Color Run which takes place tomorrow. This is definitely not an event I would ever willingly participate in if it weren’t for my little girl. (Little? She’s almost 10!) I’m not shy to say that I am a racing purist and I poo poo mud runs, color runs and any other run of that style. Now I’m not arguing that they shouldn’t exist because yes, they do get people out and moving and it’s better to participate in an event of this kind instead of wasting your time on the couch in front of a television. But, personally, I would rather spend my time running a race where I can compete against myself and others instead of wasting my time at an event of this nature. Who am I kidding? I’d rather spend my time sitting on the couch in front of a television than running a color run, mud run, etc.
That said, the only reason I am running The Color Run is for some quality mother-daughter bonding time. She loves to run and has been asking to run a 5K for months. This seemed like something unique enough to make a good memory for her. Now, on the eve of the run I’m having second, third and fourth thoughts about doing it. Yuck! So I have to get splashed with color and be a total rainbow mess? I am not looking forward to that part one bit! I’m sure we’ll laugh and have fun, us and 4,000 other runners which alone will be absolutely craziness for a 3.1-mile distance. Guess you’ll have to check back in for a “race” report after tomorrow, won’t you?