Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Happiest 5k on the Planet- Recap

Last Saturday my friend Sherry her 3yr old daughter and I participated in The Color Run at Elizabethtown, KY. I have never been real anxious to do a Color Run but the thoughts of getting to do it with my friends daughter really excited me~ Hello Road Trip with the "Girls"!! Whoo Hoo!!
Before we got "colored"

And this was Maddie's first 5k ever! I was so pleased to be able to be a part of that!
Look at that sweet face:)

I asked Sherry to write up a little something about their experience to share with you! So here is what she had to say!

My 3 yr old daughter walked a color run with our friend Bobbie. This was also her first 5K. She was so excited. We talked about what fun we would have and how 
dirty we would get. All seemed good. We start in the race and she decides she 
wants to run a bit. We are good with that. Whatever and however to make this fun for her. She would tell us when to run or when to walk. We go through a set of 
colors and all is fun. She even decides to play a game of tag while we are 
walking. Tag with a 3 yr old is interesting. We would be walking and all of a 
sudden she would go "tag" and then take off running. There is no slowing down. 
There is only sudden stops! She definitely kept us on our toes! By the time we go through the second set of colors she decides she doesn't like for her shoes to 
get dirty! The third set of colors I'm pretty much drag her through. She then 
shuts off. She is done with this. But we still have a mile left! Last set of 
colors she decides to go around the colors while we go through. That seemed to 
help. When we finished the race she is still kind of pouting. But the key is we 
didn't quit. She stuck with it. Bobbie talked her into throwing color on me and 
that seemed to brighten her mood. We then had a mini color fight. By the time we took after color run pictures she decides she didn't want to smile either. You 
never know what expressions your gonna get. By the time we got back to our truck and changed her clothes and shoes she was as good as new. Clean clothes and flops make her day!! Even now she is so proud to say she did a 5K with her momma and 
friend Mrs. Bobbie. 
Sherry L Peavler

This has to rank pretty high on my list of "Fun & Exciting" times while running!

Me & my wonderful MOM- Be sure to check out her blog too!

The announcer was Great! Full of energy!

Blue was first
I LOVE this photo!

 The after color fight

Not as Happy after

Not as "colored" as I thought we would be

Yep I'm a dork!


Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

looks like you guys had a lot of fun! I haven't done one of those yet, I know they have been to the area but I have always had something going on!

Teamarcia said...

Aww how fun! Maddie is a doll. Glad you had such a great time!

Courtney said...

fun! great pic with your mom!