Color Run, Patio Weather, and What’s Next.

This morning’s workout- 55 minutes of spin cycle with my rowdy bunch at the gym. Love my Monday morning crew.
This weekend included a little running and lots of time outdoors. The weather in Dallas was warm and breezy…perfect temps for drinks on the patio.
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The festivities even went on into the evening…Saturday night I enjoyed some live music at this cute little coffee bar with my good friend Natalie.
Love this girl…always an adventure and fun times catching up.
From one of our last little outings

From one of our last little outings

Let’s see what else happened? Oh yeah the Color Run! A messy 5K with lots of paint and colors splattered about. This is definitely a race to check out if you haven’t done it before! It’s like a big party for 3 miles.
Every half mile or so they sprayed you with a different color. Yellows, blues, purples, pinks, oh my.
I did this race with a bunch of old friends from Luke’s Locker and the Frisco Running Club. A lot of people brought their kids too which was super fun! I definitely recommend it if you have kids or want to bring your family. Or, if you are new to running and want to run/walk your first 5K, this is definitely the race for you. It’s untimed and NO ONE cares about their finish time. It’s all about the fun.
At the end of the race they give you a packet full of color and you throw it up in the air. Like you just don’t care.
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After the race I got all cleaned up and set out for another run. What’s next? I have a half coming up that I have volunteered to pace in two weeks so I want to be good and ready for that. I will be leading the 2 hour pace group. Super exciting! Anyway, clocked in over 10 miles on Saturday including the 5K. I made sure to stop and smell the flowers along the way.
Sunday I went to church and then came home and made some stuffed peppers with black beans, ground turkey, quinoa and lotsa yummy things! They turned out delicious. I will post the recipe later on in the week.
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How was your weekend? Have you ever done the Color Run? 

32 thoughts on “Color Run, Patio Weather, and What’s Next.

  1. I love that you literally stopped to smell the flowers along the way. The color run pictures always look so cool! And wowza, that half is comin’ up quick isn’t it! How fun!

  2. What a perfect weekend! Lots of stuffed peppers going around the blogosphere lately- I made some a couple weeks ago and they were so good, i am totally going to do it again soon 🙂
    That’s so cool that you are pacing a 1/2- color me impressed!

  3. I’ve never done the Color Run but will be doing it at the end of this year. I am the special events coordinator at my work place and got to select three races that we’d do this year. We just did the capitol 10k yesterday, we will be doing the Race for the Cure, and then I chose a fun one, the Color me Rad. I think everyone will be able to enjoy that one.

  4. I did the color run in NJ last August and it really was a ton of fun. I didn’t like the traffic getting there, but wow, what an amazing and fun experience. I actually ran it with Lili in the jogger, but had a rain guard on her. She fell asleep. LOL

    Great pics and excited for your half marathon that you’re pacing. How did you get picked or did you volunteer to pace?!?

    • I volunteered 🙂 It’s my neighborhood’s inaugural marathon event, right in my backyard so I wanted to find a way to be involved! It will be fun…plus the free entry doesn’t hurt either.

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