Josh and I ran our first 5K Race yesterday! Pumpkins in the Park is a Halloween themed event in Lincoln Park. The first 3 pictures are the "before" shots and the last one is the "after". So, as you can see...we survived! We had a great time and hope to do more 5Ks! I was unsure if I could do it...I'm not much of a runner...but it was very motivating to be in a crowd with everyone, all different paces (people going for speed, recreational runners, and walkers). We had no problem running the whole time and finishing the race!
It was very entertaining, too, because people were dressed up in Halloween costumes while they were running! We went as "5K First Timers" :) But we also saw 2 guys dressed up as Barbie and Ken INSIDE the big pink Barbie boxes, a 2 person camel (where the second guy is under the sheet and crouched down), a farm scene (a barn, cow, chicken, pig, etc.), and some girls dressed as big bunches of grapes with green or purple balloons attached to their whole body! They ran the race like that--even the 2 guys in the camel suit! It was great.
We are currently taking suggestions for our costume for next year's run!!!