Monday, February 11, 2013

Couch to Color Run

Getting into the fitness life has shown me that there is SO many ways to make this lifestyle "fun"! If your anything like me, I have never been a fitness person. I was the girl in school that hated gym and recess and was happy to sit on the bench sing, write, and doddle. Anything but run, jump, and play! Ha!

So in order to keep myself from getting discouraged in my new little adventure, I have involved myself in a lot of different exercises. While I was loving the results of my Power 90 work out, the repeated same thing everyday was killing me! I was forcing myself to do it, and no one wants to feel like its a chore cause lets be honest with we enjoy making ourselves take out the trash, doing laundry, or dishes, do we sometimes find our selves saying "Oh it can wait till tomorrow?". Exactly. I can't let that happen with my working out! I'm doing so well!

So! What am I doing? Grab my phone, hooked up with Endomondo (great iPhone app to track your workouts and your progress), I use My Fitness Pal (Use this for my food journal, tracking my calories and weight loss.), and the most important one my Couch 2 5K iPhone app. It uses interval training to help you get adjusted to running and work up to running 3 miles in 9 weeks! I'm on day 4 with this and I can already tell a difference! Now. I'm sure your thinking how is running "fun" though. Let me tell ya....


I have named my 5K training  couch to color for THIS race! They have in select areas all over the US, where they throw color cornstarch at the runners as they reach different stations throughout the course! I have seen so many photos and pins, ect about how awesome this race is and before I was even getting active I wanted to be a part of one of these races and I'm excited to say this June I WILL be running my first 5K! I'm so excited and can not wait to really enjoy my first 5k!

Are you a runner? Have you participated in a color run? If so I would LOVE to hear your feedback and any advice!

**If your looking for information on a color run nearest you here is a link to their information: **

Oh...Did I mention I cut all my hair off??? hehehe Let me know what you think! ;) Thanks y'all!


  1. Go for it! That is exciting. I have never heard of a color run, but that sounds really fun! Your hair is adorable. I have tried some couch to 5K type plans before, but I never got as far as a race. I never was into running until we did a program with a really encouraging coach and I realized I could actually enjoy it. I do like to mix it up with exercise programs. Good luck! Hope you have some good running shoes. They do make a difference.

    1. I have never "enjoyed" running. To me the feeling of my heart racing and me panting just didn't attract me to it but I can't believe I'm saying this....I am enjoying it! I love the broke up program but I love the feeling of running. It shows me just how much better my body is getting everyday too. Blows my mind what our bodies can really do! I actually should have me some good running shoes here in a day or two! I can't wait to get them! I haven't had any runners injuries yet and I want to try to avoid those as much as possible!! Thank you so much the encouragement and advice!!! Oh! And the compliment! You were my inspiration for it! ;) hahaha Always loved the pixie and I got the guts to go for it!! :)

  2. There was a colour run in Sydney last weekend. looks like fun! Good luck with it all. and P.S cute hair!!!!

    1. What?! Emma, I wanna do my color run in SYDNEY! hahahaha Everything is better in Sydney!!! :P :D And THANK YOU!! The hair is taking getting used to with styling and all but I LOVE waking up and just walking out and knowing my hair looks great without fooling with it for hours!! haha Thank you! <3


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