So, last year, we were talking about how yoga was making us feel stronger. We were talking about having a scholar garden during the summer. And then Julie started talking about running. Now, I've never classified myself as a runner--a trotter perhaps--but I'm open to new possibilities. I was also dabbling with this idea of working with a personal trainer--something that scared me but I knew would be good for me. I was tired of being a wuss.
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Turned out that one of dear mentors--Dr. Shelly Hinck--came along too! What a treat! We went down the night before and hung out in Ann Arbor. What a treat! We had shirts made up that said, "We Are McNair" -- pretty cool. We felt pretty cool. People tend to "go all out" at these Color Run's - you start out in white (accompanied by such embellishments as tutu's and tube socks) and then you end up -- in FULL COLOR. The best part (perhaps?) is the end where everyone gathers and releases all of their remaining color and dances around and is HAPPY. Did I mention it's the happiest 5K on the planet? :-)
I know Shelly's in and I'm working on some of our other mentors. McNair alumni--come back to Michigan for a visit and be a McNair Color Runner!! Our 2013 group--I'm expecting you to be in!! Maureen said she's going this year too! Julie is already working on her speed and Kim just started running with her personal trainer. Too cool! Me? I want to start running more (if the snow ever goes away) and my goal is a 10-minute mile (this is a good pace for me, a bit of a stretch, but achievable). Later in the summer I'm planning on doing a 10K. The Color Run will be great prep!