Because I haven’t been blogging much, I haven’t talked about my awesome running friends Laney and Kristin! They’re both a bit faster than I am and have both done a few marathons. Their input has been really helpful at settling my nerves and answering my random questions. (Do you usually have to pee during a race? Bring a change of clothes after? Is feeling really tired and cranky during the taper normal? I have asked all of these and more.)
So when Kristin suggested that I sign up for The Color Run at National Harbor the weekend before Marine Corps, the first question I asked was, of course: Is it smart to run a 5K a week before my big race? Kristin laughed (well, she was on Twitter, but I imagine she laughed) and pointed out that it’s a fun run – untimed and with lots of stopping to take photos. I signed up cheerfully.
This story is really better told in pictures: