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I did The Color Run 5K!

This past Sunday was The Color Run 5K I talked about back in January. A bunch of coworkers, a few spouses, and friends formed a team. It was so much fun!! There had to be a few thousand out there. Trying to find the actual number of participants!

Here are a few shots I took.

The Starting Line

The Starting Line

I look like I fake-baked that “tan” but it is just the orange color they threw!

Me and my friend after the race!

Me and my friend after the race!

Throughout the race there are different color stations set-up with volunteers who throw color at you! Below is a picture of a color blast they do at the end of the race … just in case you didn’t get enough color during the run!

Color Blast!

Color Blast!

Here's the group at the finish line!

Here’s the group at the finish line!

I’d definitely like to do that again next year! I highly recommend this event even if you don’t run. It is not a timed event and many people walked the route.

If you want to really get an idea of what The Color Run 5K is all about, check out the TCR Twin Cities Facebook photos!

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The numbers don’t lie!

I think I originally heard, “The numbers don’t lie” on the Biggest Loser. Sounds like something Jillian would say at a weigh-in. It’s also something that I’ve been wrestling with when looking at my diet and exercise verses the scale.

For the most part I eat healthy: low sugar, lots of veggies and fruit, complex carbs, and lean meat. Since the beginning of the year I’ve exercising five to six days a week mostly to prepare for the Color Run 5K in July. You’d think there would be physical changes as a result, but nothing … nada … zilch.

So, rather than feel defeated I called in reinforcements. Enter BodyMedia Fit. It is an on-body arm band that collects a bunch of data that you sync with your computer and see the results online. I set-up goals, entered my activity level, and started recording my meals.

Arm band, computer dashboard, and phone app interface.

Arm band, computer dashboard, and phone app interface.

What a revelation to find out that what I thought was effective aerobic levels only registered as moderate! What?! This arm band is rather accurate so I couldn’t argue with it; I had to increase my workout to get into the vigorous (higher METs) to be able to hit my goals.

Well, let me tell you in one week recording and making sure I hit my goals the scaled moved … down two pounds. Yay!! This is an incredible tool if you believe you are doing the right things but nothing is changing like I was experiencing. I want to live healthy and BodyMedia Fit is helping me get there.

P.S. I just completed week 6 day 3 of my C25K training.

Image source: BodyMedia Fit