Run Fat Man, Run! (My first 5k)

April 12, 2013

Losing Weight

Well, I did it. I completed my first 5k run.

Actually, lets call it a walk, with a little bit of jogging thrown in. At no point did I run. So maybe it was a walk/jog… But whatever.

But I did it!

The event we picked for my first time was something called the “Color Vibe” and I highly recommend you check it out.

Based on Holi (the Indian festival of color), The Color Vibe run has “color stations” at various points through the course where volunteers throw powdered color at you.

So by the end, you’re basically a sweating, stinking rainbow.

There’s a DJ at the finish line, bumping music… And they do a big countdown and everyone throws handfuls of color in the air.

I have to say, it was a fucking BLAST.

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The kids, all colored up.

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Wendy the wife, looking all colorful and happy…

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We did it! I finished last… But I finished so HELL YEAH!

I’ve always wanted to check out the real festival of colors, which in India, announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter.

This was much closer to home and had the same air of renewal, and was certainly cheaper than flights to India.

Tickets were about $40 each, if memory serves correctly… But we each got a t-shirt, a pair of sun glasses, and some packets of color to throw at each other.

Find one in your area and sign up.

You’ll love it.

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I eat greens. And bask in the sun.

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