Monday, October 7, 2013

Run or Dye

On Saturday, I went and did a human thing. I ran my first 5k, the Run or Dye in Redmond, OR. It was a ton of fun. The race wasn't timed, so I don't actually know how long it took me to complete. I ended up running some and walking some, and I know I could have pushed myself to run more of it. However, I still had a ton of fun. I want to do another fun 5k (a themed one like this, though maybe a different theme), but I think a timed one would motivate me more to really run and give it my best effort.

A bit dye throw in the "dye zone" after the finish of the race

Overall, though, I had a great time and am happy with how I did. After all, even though I was training for it, I did sprain both of my ankles three weeks ago, and get shin splints, both of which really put a cramp on training. Not to mention that Redmond (3000 ft above sea level) is a much higher elevation than where I live (250 ft above sea level)!

Just after the big dye throw

And, I got totally drenched in dye! Some people walked away barely touched with a few splotches of dye. I was drenched head to toe.

At the end of the race


  1. NICE! Congrats on your first 5k. I did the color run a few weeks ago and it was so much fun. Definitely want to do another one :)

  2. That sounds like a very fun and interesting outing :) It sounds like you did a very good job during the run and the photo of you covered in dye is very cool. Looks like it was lot's of fun. Milo & Jet

  3. Oh what fun! You look great! Did you roll around on butcher paper after that? That would have been cool.

  4. Crazy! From the first picture, I thought you went to a music festival. Good for you, I can walk and hike for miles, but I can't run 20 feet without feeling out of breath:)

  5. Congratulations! That is just awesome and it does look like you had a blast!

  6. Congratulations on your first 5K! Awesome job! Coming here from Runs for Cookies!

  7. They just had one of those in the city I work in, I heard it was fun, and very messy! Glad you enjoyed it.

  8. I love that you joined! I missed Run or Dye in San Francisco because we had a dragon boat race the same weekend - I was bummed! Hopefully it won't conflict next year. Congratulations on doing it!

  9. That looks like so much fun!! I wanted to do that race back in June but wasn't able too