Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Color Run!

I have always had a lot of things that I want to do. I will make vague plans to do all kinds of things and have all kinds of adventures. Usually, though, the next step is that I talk myself out of doing any of them: that class I want to take is too expensive. That camping trip I want to take is too impractical.  And who knows if it would even be fun... there are always plenty of reasons why is just doesn't make sense to go out of my way to make these things happen.

This year, though, Russ and I made a deal: we were going to start going on more adventures. Starting in about November, I have been trying to step out of my comfort zone: taking those classes, going on those camping trips, starting a blog even though I wasn't sure if it would succeed. It has been hard to change my thinking from finding reasons not to do things to finding ways to make them happen. But the more I do, the happier I feel.

So, in that spirit, last weekend we went to Candlestick Park in San Francisco and participated in our first Color Run - a 5k where you get doused with colored powder every kilometer. We got there late (traffic was crazy!), but had a blast - it was so much fun, and there was a really great, friendly vibe at the whole event. People were high-fiving each other everywhere and everyone was just having a good time.

This also got us inspired to start training so that next year, we can run it as a race instead of as a fun run. My mother - who is always an inspiration to me - just started a Couch to 5k program this week, and while we can't actually go on runs together (she lives in NY), I'm excited to be training at the same time.

Here's to more adventures!

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