Saturday, June 28, 2014

Race Recap + Blogger Meetup -Colour Me Rad

Saturday I ran the Calgary Colour Me Rad! It was my second time running the race and this year was so much better!

Tawnya, Danielle and I left Lethbridge at 6 and, after a quick stop at Starbucks, headed to Calgary. We met Becky at the train station and then Jen and Lindsey (and her friends) at Canada Olympic Park. It was my first time meeting Jen. She was actually the winner of my "Colour Me Rad" Giveaway and I invited her to come with us. She's so sweet and fun and fit right in-- it's like I've known her for ages (well, I have stalked her blog for awhile ha ha!)


Our "before" photos.


We took our time exploring the site and trying some free samples. I also decided to volunteer our group to take part in a two minute plank challenge for a giveaway. Considering I haven't done a two minute plank in awhile it was actually fun and a little easier doing it alongside others!




We then headed over to the party stage and danced to some awesome 90's songs (ie: Spice Girls) and tried to catch some free swag. Jen actually won an entry to the Electric Run that's supposed to be coming to Calgary sometime this fall. I can't wait for that one!

We headed to the starting line around 10, took another pre-race selfie and headed off. 



We wanted to have fun this race and stay together as a group. We did, for the most part, which was great! It was nice that this race wasn't timed and I enjoyed taking it easy. We walked most of the hills and ran when things weren't too crowded. 



Everyone had a blast and we all finished with HUGE smiles on our multi-coloured faces! 




We hung out in the beer gardens after before enjoying some post-race fuel at Hudson's and heading home.

Thanks for a GREAT day ladies!!! This is definitely on my race calendar for next year!! 





8 comments:

  1. Such a fun run and a great day :)

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  2. So much fun! I love getting together with you ladies, it's like we've known each other for years! It's going to be a long wait until September when I can see you again!!!

    I will put this down on my race calendar for next year too. I looked into that electric run and it's the same weekend as the Lethbridge race :( Maybe next year we can make it though!

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    1. Agreed!!! I always have so much fun with you!! Countdown is on...

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  3. Such a great day! So happy I won the contest and got to join you. It was the first time we met but I'm sure it won't be the last!

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  4. Such great photos!! It was so fun! Sad I missed you guys!

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    1. I know!! I wish I would have known you were going to be there! It would have been wonderful to meet :)

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  5. I'm sad that I missed out on this :( Looks like you girls had a great time!

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