When I did it: First weekend of May 2014
Notes: The 4k was the same distance as our favorite walk AND it was an untimed, COLOR Fun Run! 3 local charities got the registration money. We got to train as a family, experience this first adventure together, throw colored cornstarch at other people and get colored as we ran through color showers.
The Takeaway/What I learned: It's quite fun running with someone and doing these kinds of firsts with family.
Do Again?: I suspect this event might become a yearly tradition.
Rant: Don't ignore the pounding headache before a run. It only makes it worse afterwards. By not taking my migraine medicine the night before, I had that nasty migraine creep up and settle in for 3 days. Thank God for Relpax.
Rave: I/We did it!!
Words of Wisdom: I could have walked that distance without training. But because I intended to run parts of it, I signed up for cardio and weight training to help me through. It worked! And now I'm on a schedule to keep on training and keep on running.