I’ve been away for a bit, I know. The job hunt has basically hit a “stage 10” time suck level. I have multiple opportunities, which is awesome, but first interviews, then second Skype interviews, then on campus job talks take up time. I’ve also been preparing to graduate with my PhD next weekend. My whole family is coming to town so I am super excited. I got this little beauty in my inbox the other day. Dr. Mitchell? HELLO! Felt so good
I did take time out this past weekend for a little fun. Some of my friends were doing this 5k “Foam Fest” run (I’m not kidding…they have foam runs now) and since I have never done one of these novelty runs–you know, mud runs, color run, etc–I decided to participate. Just a crazy coincidence that this month’s RW had a color run 5k highlighted on the cover
We decided to get some floaties and googles. I wouldn’t really say that there was much running since we had to wait in line once we got to each “obstacle”, but it was really fun nonetheless. I ran between each of the obstacles and slip n slides just to try to get some exercise but I estimate that 80% of the run participants walked the whole thing. We were running past most people and the race was SUPER easy. You could tell that a majority of people there couldn’t run a mile straight. So it makes me wonder whether these races really do get people into running more OR if they are just a fun crazy thing for most people to do on a given day. I was kind of hoping the former, but from what I saw with the Foam Fest 5k, the latter seems to be true.
I probably won’t do another one of these runs again, first because it was expensive and second because there just wasn’t much running involved (I swear it was less than a 5k, but maybe that’s because I never run that short distance anymore). But I’m glad I finally did one of these novelty runs. It was a fun reprieve and now it’s back to my #yearofthehalfmary 🙂
Today was Mother’s Day, and since my Mom is up in Michigan, I spent it with the FI and our fur baby. We took advantage of the beautiful weather and went on a nice long walk
Have you ever run a novelty race? Color run, mud run, obstacle race, foam fest? What did you think?