For the past few years, my bestie, Tamara, and I have run the Color Run 5K. She is also a teacher and works up in Wisconsin. It is a really fun race and it always puts a huge smile on my face. I know that there are quite a few people out there who are not a huge fan of running, but this is a race that everyone loves. You can walk or run, you get sprayed with color, and you even get a medal! Plus, this year, they added glitter! It is the color run "shine" tour so you get shiny too! I had a blast running this thing and it was awesome to spend some time with Tamara.
The color run we did was up in Madison so of course it was amazing to visit some of my favorite college spots and hang out in that amazing city. However, the color run goes EVERYWHERE. So, if you've never really done a run before and I want to get into it, I highly recommend this one!
I also started training for the marathon this past week! The mileage for last week was 3, 3, 3, 6. I did all the 3 mile runs on my own at about a 9:30 pace and then I ran the 6 mile run with CARA (Chicago Area Runners Association) at a 10 minute per mile pace. It was so awesome to be back with a training group and I hardly noticed that I even ran 6 miles. I met some new people, saw some faces from last year, and chatted with people as I ran. It really helps takes the focus off of your legs and it is fun! I am also working in cross-training this year by doing some arm, leg, and ab workouts. I love running, but I also want to make sure that I don't get injured! So far, we are off to a great start!