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The Color Run #STL #happiest5k #teamX2

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I did it.  I did it.  I finished my first 5K of 2014.  I mentioned in my These Shoes post that I was getting ready for a 5K.  On April 26th, I joined six friends at the starting line for The Color Run St Louis.

Color Run Team

We all arrived at the starting line by 7:15 since the starting time was set for 8 a.m.  Unfortunately, due to a car accident on the course, no one got out of the starting gate until 9:30 a.m.


You read that right.

The starting time was delayed by NINETY minutes.

Standing on the hot asphalt in a throng of people for NINETY minutes wouldn’t have been so bad, had the race announcers done a better job of communicating to racers the cause of the delay.  By 8:30 a.m. the racers around me were getting pretty frustrated.  Around 9 a.m. the fact that there had been a car accident on course finally trickled back to the area I was standing in.

When our wave finally made it to the starting line, four of my teammates chose to run, and the other three of us chose to walk it.

Color Run STL

Despite the delay, and the sunburn to my scalp, I really enjoyed The Color Run and hope to do it again next year.  I will have to be intentional, though, about making sure those photogs take my picture on the race course so that I can order some.

Due to a mistake on my part, my X2Performance samples did not arrive for me to use for this particular race.

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No worries, I’m them to improve my workouts instead!

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Now I just need to pick my next 5K!

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. They do this run in Boston, too. I still have yet to sign up for my first 5K!!

  2. Good for you! My husband runs and I’ve been thinking about it for awhile. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Great job on your first 5k of the year! If I was every going to do a run, I would want it to be a fun one… I’ve heard there’s one where “zombies” chase you! That would probably motivate me to keep going. 😉

  4. I missed ours this year. 🙁 They always look like so much fun. Hope your Color Run was great and that the X2Performance is all you hope it to be.

  5. This looks like so much fun! I’ve always wanted to do this! Great pics too!

  6. lisa jones says:

    Good For You I Could Never Run One Of These I WISH! LOL! Looks Like A Fun Time Will Getting Myself A Sample Thank You!!

  7. I have wanted to do one of these for so long, and I keep seeing more and more posts! Ahhhg – I have to do one!!!

  8. This is one of my favorite runs and I love seeing everyones pictures.

  9. I’ve seen a lot of people doing the Color Run lately. It looks like a lot of fun.

  10. You pink short rebel you 🙂

    • He he he. I just can’t wear white shorts, Robin. As someone who had to wear white scrubs for more years than I care to count, it went against everything in me to wear the white shirt. LOL

  11. Angela S says:

    Congrats on your first 5K! This is so inspiring to me.

  12. Shauna says:

    WOW, I am so super-impressed with you. Great job. I am so unbelievably scared to do any kind of marathon and you did it! YOU GO!

  13. This looks like so much fun, it’s almost enough to make me start running! Almost!

  14. Sounds awesome! Go Virginia! What great exercise!

  15. OMGosh this looks like SO MUCH FUN!! I’m doing The Color Run in Chicago in June and I can’t WAIT!!

  16. I knew those color runs would be fun and you just proved it!

  17. Wow! Looks like you had such an amazing time! I’d love to do this one day. And looks like you have some amazing friends 🙂

  18. Wow! Congratulations! And it looks like everyone had such a great time! Love the board “Life is like a box of colors!”

  19. Congrats on your run. Sorry it was a rough start

  20. I’ve heard a lot about this color run. I want to try it one day.