Today marks the day another challenge got crossed of the list. I’ve had a bit of downtime lately (I’ve still got a blog post all about Ghyll Scrambling to write up for you – I promise it’s a good one! But you’ll have to wait a little longer), which meant it was actually really nice to get out and actually do something today. This was a challenge I’d been really looking forward to.
Today, I ran in my first organised run. It was just a 5k, completely untimed and concentrating mostly on fun rather than run, it was the “Happiest 5k on the planet” – The Color Run.
Inspired by the likes of India’s Holi Festival celebrating all things colourful, runners start dressed entirely in white. At every kilometre on the course, Colour Throwers chuck a paint powder over you – first pink, then blue, followed by yellow and topped off with orange. By the time the race is done, runners are covered from head to toe in a rainbow of painty, powdery goodness.
Now as you all know, I’m not much of a runner, but I absolutely loved The Color Run today. There’s no way I would have signed up for a run, or even discovered that I actually kind of enjoy it, had it not been for #25at25 and this Challenge (thanks Alison!). And had I not taken part in The Color Run today, I wouldn’t have spent the afternoon jogging round Wembley Stadium and I wouldn’t have these awesome pictures to prove that I was there. I also wouldn’t have had purple shower water this afternoon either.
And I managed to snap a super quick video blog before washing away the day’s work!
I had such a great day today! Thanks so much to Chris, Sophie and AB for coming along to share the fun!