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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.
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.
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.
No worries, I’m them to improve my workouts instead!
Now I just need to pick my next 5K!
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