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A quick guide on how to run with color:
Plan to wear shoes that you don’t mind turning rainbow. And bring a a plastic bag for your phone – this is crucial because pictures are a MUST!
Arrive early because tons of other people love the Color Run. After checking in apply fun tattoos / color accessories (I had a rainbow tutu) and take plenty of before pics!
Don’t take your running too seriously. This race attracts more newbies and walkers then you can imagine.
Enter each color on the side (where color sprayers are waiting). Lift your arms in the air. Turn around at each person, and don’t miss a sprayer. Commemorate every color with a picture!
At the end grab your bonus bags, take your completion photo and get ready to dance!
Pile in to the stage crowd. Dance your heart out! When the DJ calls for a color throw, grab your bag. On the count of three join the masses and throw your color. Get ready to hold your breathe, jump and enjoy the color, glitter madness.
Once you pry yourself away and get home be prepared to have lingering colors and glitter for days. But in the end it’s always worth it!
Next race – May the 4th Miler Be With You in Piedmont Park
Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!
This past weekend the luck of the Irish was with me in my March race and Peachtree Road Race qualifier in Piedmont Park. This was my first race with spring weather, and Atlanta’s Downtown skyline in the background didn’t hurt either!
Since it was my third race this year and my first one on pavement, I was ready to kick my pace up a notch. I also really wanted a fast time to submit in the Peachtree lottery. After all the hard work, I couldn’t be happier with my results! I had a PR of 27:36.
Time for an Irish cheers!
“May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through your door!”
Next race is none other than the Happiest 5k on Earth — the Color Run on April 4. If you’re looking for a team in Atlanta, let me know, and I can send you an invite to Tickle Me Pink!
Last week I visited my first ever specialty running store in Town Brookhaven – The Big Peach Running Company!
They were amazing and really took the time to figure out what shoes would be best for me. I was even taped running on a treadmill. I’ll admit watching that footage was a bit embarrassing.
In the end I went for a pair of Sauconys! Here’s a picture when my dog, Merlin, and I tested them out on Sunday.
The shoes are great, but the best part of my visit was learning about group runs! They host group runs where you can join in for free! If you’re looking to get started running I highly recommend visiting a store like this near you and finding out what your options are.
Cheers and happy trails!
It was beautiful! A 5k trail run with two creek crossings, water views and one horrible hill! The only thing worse than that hill was the 28 degree weather!
I set our pace. RT finished 9th in his age bracket, and I finished 8th! This was our first trail run, so I was very happy! There’s us below at the finish line:
Lessons from the run:
- Be careful where you step!
- Dress appropriately. I recommend running in similar temperatures to see what works for you.
- Invest in more smart wool socks.
- Trails are much more fun and better for you than pavement.
- Goal for next time: No stopping on hills (not even just for a minute).
The P.I.G. Race | Saturday, February 21