Five Minute Friday: Race

(I’m joining the Lisa-Jo and her Five Minute Fridays. Rules are: for only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not. Won’t you join us?)



I’m preparing for a race tommorow. A race I’ve been excited about for months. Bright and early tomorrow morning my awesome friend, Jessica, and I will load into my car, drive 2 hours and run a course where we’ll have colored powder thrown at us a regular intervals. (Actually we’re walking it, but no judgement, all God’s children, it’s fine).

Hello Color Run! Ever since I first learned of this 5k, here, It’s been on my bucket list. I mean, come on, billed as the “happiest 5k” who could resist? Their own website describes it like this:

What is The Color Run™?
The Color Run™ is a unique experience focused less on speed and more on crazy color fun with friends and family. Color runners come from all different ages, shapes, sizes, and speeds; but everyone toeing the start line has a blast. Whether you are a casual morning mall walker or an Olympic athlete, the 3 miles of The Color Run™ course will be the most memorable and colorful run of your life!   ~via

And I’m pumped. Excited. Ready to be splattered with color and having fun in the moment.

But I wonder, is this truly the happiest race? Happiest 5k – I’ll give you that, but happiest race?

If you speed through life, strain to make your race perfect, and find yourself at the finish line in pristine condition, have you really lived?

Don’t you have to get a little messy to truly experience life at its best?

So for me, I’ll be running straight into the colorful mess tomorrow, and everyday; because I want to arrive at the end, look back on the course, and see that I’ve come out as colorful as a rainbow, and am all the better for it.


4 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Race

    • Emily says:

      Thanks! I’m really excited about it, this is only my 2nd 5k but it’s looking to be a good one (as long as the weather holds out….it’s been raining the past couple of days :-/ )


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