Sunday, May 12, 2013

Neon Splash Dash 2013

I did it!
Some of you may remember me posting about the 5K I was signed up to do this month with my sister after completing my Couch to 5K training program (you can read about it here).
We chose to do the Neon Splash Dash.  It looked more like a party than a race, which was perfect for a newbie like me.
Well, the race was last night and I did it.  I ran, I survived, I had a blast!

Here are just a few photos to document my 1st 5K...
Ready to go!



 My hubby and Little Miss came to cheer us on.

And just like *that* we were done!
And pretty messy...



I think this photo of my bib is one of my favorites from last night.
And, my oldest son picked my number for me, which I love.  :)

Alright, guys.  If I can do this, YOU can TOTALLY do this!!
Because I live in Phoenix, I will probably have to wait until next fall or winter to find another 5K to run around here (it's already pretty toasty around these parts).  But I promise, I will be doing another one!  I challenge you to do the same.  Even if you think you can't (which is exactly what I thought) and even if you hate to run (which I still don't love), give it a go at least once!

Since I started this process 6 months or so ago, I have lost a total of 41 pounds.  I swear that 90% of that weight is just from my face, but at least it's gone (and, I know there's at least a little bit off my midsection as it's almost 3" smaller; it just still doesn't feel like it yet).  I am always looking for fitness buddies, so come and join me (you can always find me here at MyFitnessPal)! :)

Who's up for the next 5K?

4 comments:

Lisa Haley said...

That's awesome. I started running, but stopped once it got cold outside, but now you've got me motivated again. I'm going to check out your post on the couch to 5k training program.

Anonymous said...

I was totally at that race! Though I was not able to run the whole thing. I have been trying to run and I am getting better. I did the Color run a few months back and the splash dash last time it was here. If you are looking for something else fun. Run or Dye is coming to Phoenix....sometime, the date wasn't listed last time I looked! If you like to swim there is a race called splash and dash where you swim 750 and then run 5k. In the spring they did it at Tempe Beach. It's on the 4 peaks racing website. They also have one called Splash Mob. It's in July, but it's at one of the water parks and they will splash you along the way.....which will be super needed cuz it is in mid-july http://www.4peaksracing.com/events/splash-mob-2013.

Juli said...

Congrats on your first 5K! We started Last September and are totally hooked. (Although I still don'e love the running part yet either) We are doing Color Me Rad in September, hope it's as much fun as the color runs. :) And I feel your pain, but in reverse. This winter we did the winter warrior challenge... 1 mile every day the whole month of January. Some days with windchill it was 12 below.

And know what? I'll be doing it again next year. :)

Jessa Olson said...

We did the Neon Dash too, but I didn't get as much color as you did. I'm glad that you had a good time b/c I didn't. I'm in Tempe so let me know your next race. :)

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