Giveaway – Color Me Rad 5K

color me rad 5k raceNow that my health has improved, and my body has changed so much since surgery, it’s been fun to dream and plan about the things I’ll be able to do now that I’m getting in better shape. Fifty pounds ago, I wouldn’t have dreamed about doing a 5K. I’ve only ever done one 5k, and I walked half of it. However, a fun opportunity came up to participate in the Color Me Rad 5k race, and I’m going to do it! And one lucky reader will get to join me in (walking) “5 kilometers of colorful debauchery”.

When Zoloft and balloon animals can’t seem to raise your spirits, the best way to brighten your life is to Color Yourself Rad.

Color Me Rad is coming to a town near you with a tsunami of color.  Once you set foot in this holy bath, it will make the blind see, the deaf hear, and the lame walk, run, and jump through 5 kilometers of colorful debauchery.

You’ll start off with a shirt as pure and white as Mother Teresa’s saintly soul and wind up looking like a pack of skittles – just make sure not to “taste the rainbow.” So cast your DYE and get red in the face from Color Me Rad, and not from the embarrassment of passing up on the run of a lifetime.

I’m on the event council for Breathing Space Retreat, a fun and relaxing overnight blogger retreat at Daybreak in May. Color Me Rad has generously offered to be one of the event sponsors, and the race happens one week before the retreat. What a fun way to bond with blogger friends before the event, don’t you think? Although I will be participating in the Utah event on April 28th, the race coupon code is good for any event in the US (see the Color Me Rad website for details).

To enter: Leave a comment telling me something physical that you would do if you were in better shape. Snowboard? Do triathlons?

For additional entries:

Giveaway ends Monday April 16 at 5pm MST. Or check out my friends who are also doing giveaways for a Color Me Rad ticket


  1. this looks so fun! and there’s one close to me.
    i’ve actually joined a roller derby team and basically get by butt kicked every wednesday and saturday. it’s whipping me into shape pretty fast.

    and i am following this blog on facebook for a second entry. 🙂

    • OMG! Roller derby has been something that I’ve always wanted to do. There’s a pretty rockin’ roller derby circuit in SLC, but I haven’t dared be a part of it yet. Mostly because of the tiny uniforms. Haha.

  2. Nicole Butler says:

    I think this looks RAD! I follow your blog already. If I were in better shape…I would run a marathon. 😀

  3. Celeste says:

    If I was in better shape (and not pregnant) I wouldn’t be too scared to get back into those ballet tights and leotard and bust a move in an intense ballet technique class. But I am still up for a good ole’ 5k! Especially since it’s on my birthday!!!!

    • Darn it, might be out of town then…but have so much fun!

      • Bummer! We’ll have to get together to run/walk sometime. Don’t forget that I’m right off the Jordan River Parkway too, just on the other side of Winchester.

  4. Great Job on getting healthier. You are looking fantastic! I would love to do a triathlon some day!

  5. Kimberly says:

    You are doing so great! Love following your FB. My biggest thing when I was working towards being fitter was a 1/2 marathon, now this year I am going to do 1/2 marathons back to back 5/19 & 5/20. I walk them fast, but one day I hope to be able to comfortably run without it all moving about 🙂

  6. Oh my gosh! I so want to do this and of course missed early registration! 🙂 If I were in better shape, I’d do a regular tri rather than a sprint. 😉

  7. Stephanie says:

    I can’t wait to run this race! Looks so awesome! My dream is to do an Ironman!

  8. If I were in better shape I would do triathlons! I can’t swim!

  9. how awesome is this race? i will totally come and do this even if i don’t “win”. maybe i will just do it naked! ha! but if i was in BETTER SHAPE, i’d definitely go climb kilimanjaro. i will do that. sigh. someday. xo

    • Hahaha I love how you dream big, Nakedjen! I was thinking I’d hike Timpanogas…and you say Kilimanjaro. I hope your hiking books sparkle!

  10. This looks like soooooo much fun!!! If I was in better shape I would take up scuba diving 🙂

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