August 18th was the day the Color Me Rad run came to Canada. And the day I completed my first official run, even if it was just a 5K I didn’t do so well at because my friends dragged my hiking two days before (note: still bitter).
Shawna, Paul and I — known as team Hungry, Hungry Hippos — went out to UBC dressed all in white, like so:
and ended up looking like so:
Each colour station along the run was like a big party, with friends and strangers laughing and throwing colour at you. That being said, it tasted gross and I had troubles seeing but it was worth the fun.Plus, I laughed every time I coughed out colour.
And I survived a 5 km run! When you finish, the end is one giant party with music, water and colour.
Plus, this run raised money for the Keep A Breast Foundation, so not only was I helping myself but I was also helping support a powerful, local organization. Score times two!
I can’t wait to do this again next year (new annual tradition in the making!) and keep team Hungry, Hungry Hippos alive. Plus, next year’s goal is to do a half marathon! Time to get back to the gym and some delicious eating.
Just to look like this again: