Disclaimer: Color Me Rad asked me to write about their Denver 5K in exchange for letting me make a fool of myself and my sister while running their 5K this year. They’ve also given me a coupon code so that my lovely readers could join me in this debauchery. Woot!
Confession time (is that all we do around here?!)… It’s really hard to take time for yourself as a mom. Sure, we spend an extra few minutes hiding in the bathroom from time to time and might squeeze in a superquick manicure that is promptly smudged when someone needs a diaper change immediately following… but that doesn’t cut it.
The truth is, we tend to lose ourselves in our kids. We run errands based on their needs, plan outings based on their preferences and live our everyday lives to keep them as calm, happy and fulfilled as possible. Well, I’m here to tell you that you can’t do that all the time. Seriously. Stop it.
Every once in a while, you gotta do something that’s just for you. Tomorrow, I’m getting a tattoo that I’ve been fantasizing about for years and on September 13th, I’m doing the Color Me Rad 5K with my sister. Not for the kids. Not for the husband. Not for anyone but me. And that’s frickin’ awesome.
Before having children, I ran a lot. I loved few things more than the way I felt after finishing a run but pregnancy and nursing and sleep deprivation and pregnancy while nursing and more sleep deprivation have made it hard for me to run consistently. Color Me Rad contacted me and asked if I’d be interested in running the Denver 5K this year and it only took me a second to say YES PLEASE!!! And then I asked if my sister (who has only recently discovered her own love of running) to be on my team. Because I love my sister and since I’m a mom now, I struggle to find time to hang with her just one on one. And we need to do more of that because sisterhood.
That said, this is just for me. The Color Me Rad run is about fun with a little fitness thrown in the mix. Mostly, it’s about getting beautifully messy, a bit sweaty and laughing a lot with a team of people you love. Events like this are the perfect way for moms to reclaim a bit of who they once were and what they once loved and I can’t wait for it! Okay, maybe I can, but only because I’m still working on my
Wanna join me? You totally can! If you’re local, feel free to be on our ‘SISTERS’ team and run with us! If you’re not, you can still use my super special promo code RADDEN to get 15% off your registration fee!
Go play for a while! And make it all about you and not at all about the kids. You deserve it!