'Color Me Rad' - My first 5K!
Sunday, June 16, 2013
I ran my first 5K this morning - it was the Color Me Rad run which meant that we got pummeled with colored cornstarch from start to finish! A couple of my friends who run convinced me to do this with them, and I saw it as a good excuse to motivate me to run. It was, but I am still a novice runner. I didn't finish with my friends, but I DID finish without stopping to walk! As I was running toward the finish line, I thought back to the last time I ran a "race" - the Presidential Fitness Test in school when I was a kid! My dad came to cheer me on and decided to push me by chasing me for the last quarter mile. I stopped short when I hit the finish line, causing him to run into me and throw us both to the ground! I didn't have him with me today, but this memory warmed my heart and gave me that extra little push I needed right at the end. I'm lucky to have a Dad who has always motivated me to do my best and occasionally takes a fall for me to do so ;) Happy Father's Day!