Thursday, May 15, 2014

I CAN Do It!!! 5k Color Run

One of my goals this summer is to participate in the Tacoma Color Run. It is a “five-kilometer un-timed (my favorite part!) race (I’m referring to it as a “walk) in which thousands of participants… are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer”. It is known as “the happiest 5k on the planet… a unique paint race (*cough cough* walk) that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality”. As I am currently working on changing my sedentary lifestyle and eating habits, I thought this would be a fantastic goal to work towards. With the help of my fabulous coworkers, I decided to commit. The Run is scheduled for August 10th and I am determined to be there! 
I recently downloaded an awesome application called “C25K;” also known as “The #1 Couch to 5k Running App”. It is 100% free and helps get your couch-potato-behind ready for a 5k in eight weeks! Some of the features are:
  • You alternative between walking (YAY!) and running until you build strength.

  • C25K is designed for people who are just taking-up running (or for people like me, who raises an eyebrow to the dreaded word: “run”).

  • C25K is an eight week plan.

  • You work-out 3 times a week (totally doable), ideally with breaks between days (woot for breaks!).

  • Each workout session is from 30-40 minutes long; including a 5 minute warm-up and 5 minute cool-down.

Here’s what the app. looks like! 
Care to join me on this adventure? Check out when The Color Run is coming to you this year! 


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    1. Thanks, Michelle! You should try the app out! I think I'm going to force myself to start my Day 1 / Week 1 session tonight, even though I'm feeling sick / under the weather. There's no time like the present!

  2. Ooh, color runs sounds like such fun!! Plus, I love that the couch-to-5k alternates run/walk. That's what I did when I just started running - and in fact alternating between sprinting and jogging is the best way for experienced runners to get faster - so it's a great strategy!

    To be sure, I haven't been working out much (at all...) in the last year or two. Maybe I need to start a couch-to-5k this summer!

    1. Anna - thanks for the comment! I'm pretty excited to start my journey toward becoming a more physically fit lady :) I've just recently come down with a bad sinus cold, so won't be able to start my C25K sessions until this weekend or early next week... boooo! But starting a new C25K this summer sounds like a great way to get fit this summer for you too! If you've already done it once, you should have no problem doing it again; you got this! <3