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Work it out Wednesday > #69 Color Run edition

Color Run

This weekend Megan, Austin and I participated in the Color Vibe color run in Vallejo, a 5K fun run, where as you can see from the photos above, we got blasted with colored cornstarch as we jogged around the Solano County Fairgrounds. While the race had an official DJ spinning some hot tunes from the likes of LMFAO prior to the beginning of the race, we had our own pre-race dance party warm up inside Megan’s CRV. One of the tunes the infamous DJ Broo selected for our exclusive warm up included a favorite remixed dance track, bringing together one of Megan’s all-time favorite musical muses, Robyn, with one of favorite DJs, Kaskade. Enjoy this oldie but a goodie that has been playing on repeat in my brain all week. Happy Hump Day!

Robyn – Call Your Girlfriend [Kaskade Remix]

More colorful photos from the fun run here.

Turkey trottin’

On Thanksgiving this week, Dave and I started a potential new tradition with a 5k turkey trot in Pinole. It was a small but really fun race in which Dave won (woohoo!) and I almost broke the top 3 in my age group (yes it was really small). Regardless, it’s fun to see our names in the same window (and not because Dave slowed down to run my pace).

So close yet so far

Last weekend I ran my 5th 5k in exactly one year. Last year I ran the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in 29:06 and as you can see I shaved off just over 3 minutes to finish (thanks to Dave for running with me and pacing me) in 26:05.

I have a goal for 2009 to either run a 5k in under 26:00 (ugh! so close) or to run a race with a distance more than 5k. Since I got so close to the 5k goal I think it’s time to move on and try something longer. I found a good timed 10k in December that I think I’ll work toward. My goal will be to finish in under an hour.

Picture 4

Should I be embarassed?

Ever wonder what it looks like to see a 26 year old get passed by what would appear to be a 7 year old during a 5k? Well wonder no more:

No shame

Boogying at the bosque

Oh sweet Jesus. We did it. We earned our finisher ribbons, but just barely. Meagan got passed by a old guy in jean shorts along the way and I almost got beat by a 6 year old. We sort of forgot that Albuquerque is situated at 5,312 feet. Running at 5,312 feet is a bit more difficult than at sea level. Our lungs starting hurting about 0.2K in. Overall we still did okay, we don’t have official times yet but we were each about a minute slower than the Race for the Cure in San Francisco last month, so my time should be a little over 30 and Meagan’s a little over 31.

We’re off to wheeze our way through our last day in New Mexico.