Last weekend Harper and I did a first – we ran the Brighton Color Run together. It’s a 5km race where you get showered in powder paint on your way around the course.
I’ve got a long history of running, starting when I was 16 and was working on the reception of my local gym. I’ve run everything from 5kms to marathons, and going for a run keeps me on the right side of sane.
Since having my two Little Buttons I have found it harder to get out running. I’m always tired, got nagging back problems and will quite happily flop on the sofa all dressed in my running gear when the kids are in bed and never quite make it out the door. Please tell me I’m not the only one?!
Anyway, I’ve been getting into my running groove again this year and have been doing my local Park Run, where Harper has come to watch and, slowly, has either wanted to join in, or has stood trying to high-five every runner that goes past. And I mean every runner.
So with our friend Kate, we signed up to ‘the rainbow run’, as Harper affectionately named it, put on our whitest t-shirts and gave it a go.
As 5km is a bit far for Harper’s little legs she was waiting at the halfway point with Nick and Grayson, and she ran the final half. I had a real proud mum moment as she really tried her best and ran holding mine and Kate’s hand and only asked for a piggy back when going through the paint throwing bits as she didn’t want to get colour on her (I think she missed the memo on the point of the run!).
We all had a lot of fun getting covered in paint at the end and Harper particularly enjoyed emptying a whole packet of paint over my head… that and the blackcurrant drink with a picture of Elsa on that she got to drink at the end!
~ Laura xx ~