I have never really considered myself a runner. In high school, we had to run in gym class every 3rd day and I truly dreaded it. I wasn’t in the best shape in high school. Mix that with my lack of popularity and it was just another way for others to make fun.
When I was finishing up my masters, I visited GWU in DC during the cherry blossom season. I fell in love with the city and knew it was the right place for me. In December of ’09, I decided to start training for their annual Cherry Blossom 10 Miler. I was so nervous to run but I had a ton of people there supporting me and I did it. I ran the whole thing! I have to admit, running races are kind of addictive 🙂

I haven’t done much running lately BUT, I decided it was time to get back on the saddle and I am really looking forward to November 17th, 2013. A good friend and I will be running a hip new race called The Color Run! I knew this was a run I wanted to do once I saw a picture of him after he ran it last year. 

I guess I should take a second to explain his title. Tim, aka husband #2, is life long friends with Rob. They grew up together, played soccer, got into trouble, helped each other survive high school and remained close throughout college and after. Tim was the best man in our wedding and even came on our honeymoon (we invited anyone that wanted to come). He got his nickname on our honeymoon actually. He is the one that dances with me at weddings and bars. He also checked in on me when Rob was deployed last year. 
The Color Run, also known as The Happiest 5k On The Planet, made its debut in January 2012. It has become one of the hippest new races almost doubling in number of races and participates this year. 
One of the things I love most about The Color Run is that it is an event for anyone. It’s main goal is to promotes HAPPY, HEALTHY, INDIVIDUALS of all running levels, ages and fitness levels. There are no winners or race times. It’s all about the FUN! I mean, how could you not have fun getting sprayed with colored cornstarch 😉 
This is the perfect even for a group of friends or family to spend some quality time together, getting dirty, and having a blast. While you’re getting all dolled up, the proceeds from the race go to a local charity in each city. 
Still don’t believe it’s a good time? Check this out! 


Yeah, I thought that would help you see it my way 😉

Enter the promo code COLOR5OFF to get $5 off your online registration. Don’t wait though, these races are selling out FAST! You can also get an additional $5 off if you register with a group of 4 or more.