Do you feel like challenging yourself? Run a race! Whether it is a 5K or a marathon, you will feel liberated.
My friend Cameron and I love to run races together. We are constantly searching for fun courses to run. Recently, we ran the Color Run and then the Color Vibe. Those were great experiences! Throughout the course there are stations where volunteers throw colored powder at you as you pass by. This probably sounds ridiculous, but trust me it is so much fun! At the end of the race, there is a “color throw”. Volunteers pass out multiple colors of the powder, everyone counts down from ten, and throws their color in the air while jumping. This is by far the best part of these runs! There is something beautiful about a cluster of strangers all huddled together and just celebrating and laughing uncontrollably.
Once again, run a race! Find a buddy! Cameron and I run side by side…Slowly, but we run. We love the experience, the people, the t-shirts, and sometimes even medals. I am not a big drinker or a party animal, I never have been. To me, running is a blast. This is my party! There is so much adrenaline and you get this feeling that no one can take from you. You have this sense of accomplishment. You did it! So, go register for a 5K and work yourself up to a longer distance. More importantly, have fun! Run your life!