Run or Dye

Saturday I did the “world’s most colorful 5K” with my mom, twin sis and best friend since first grade. You couldn’t ask for better company. I tend to agree with their title, it was by far the most colorful and fun 5K I’ve ever did.

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But there were SO many people! In the beginning it felt a little bit like we were all a bunch of cattle being corralled. But once we finally got to go (they send racers out in “waves”) it felt a little less claustrophobic.

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For those unfamiliar with this kind of 5K, it is far from competitive; it isn’t even timed. There were lots of kids participating. And many of the racers (and I use that term lightly) were dressed up in goofy attire. There were tons of tutus, colorful socks and tights, some furry tales and ears, capes, feather boas and even some wigs.

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Mom and I made tutus for our group, each in a different color. We didn’t risk running in wigs or feathers. The race was at the Vanderburgh County Fair grounds beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.

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I’m not even sure how soon we finished, we didn’t even time ourselves. We walked and talked throughout the entire course and at the end we all joked that it didn’t even feel like a 5K.

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It was a nice treat to get to spend the morning gabbing with Michelle. With each having munchkins of our own and busy schedules we rarely get to spend time together so it was nice to catch up. And although I get to see Sarah and my mom on a more regular basis, we usually are hanging out while chasing around the little ones so having some grown up time was a wonderful treat.

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After the race was over I met Michael and Miles at Van Park, crazy dye every where and all. Miles barely noticed. Although Michael and many other park goers noticed (some even commenting!)

Who else was out at the run? Did you bring you little ones with you or have a mom/dad-morning out?

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