Well, Paul and I are doing the Color Run for SeriousFun Children’s Network. It takes place in Brooklyn in July, so, you know, really ideal running weather. šŸ˜‰

It’s a 5K (a little over 3 miles) during which we will be blasted with colored powder. The benefits of this run go beyond our health and fitness. All of the funds we raise go to SeriousFun Children’s Network, which is a network of camps for children with serious and life-threatening illnesses. The Network has a bit of Ā glam to it as well, as it was founded by none other than Paul Newman, AKA Cool Hand Luke. The original rebel.

The Monster and the Beast have graciously offered to help us with our training.

Rocco and Robbie helping Mommy motivating Mommy to go on a run

Goodness knows I have a ways to go. I used to love to run. I ran almost every day, and for many, many miles. When we moved to Illinois I sort of dropped running. And then when I was pregnant I just found running really uncomfortable, so it completely fell off. In a way, this Color Run is giving me a great reason to rediscover an old love of mine.

Monster keeping the Best in check

Monster keeping the Beast in check

I’ve started running a few mornings a week with the Beast, which exercises my body but my patience as well as I still have to battle with him whenever he gets whiff of a squirrel nearby. Either way, I’m out, I’m runningĀ  jogging, and it is Spring in New York, so I really can’t complain.

Spring in Forest Hills

Spring in Forest Hills

The Beast telling me I'm not going fast enough

The Beast telling me I’m not going fast enough

I’m really excited to be participating in the Color Run, especially for such a great cause. While I’ve started training and using the Color Run as a way to get back into running, my race partner is choosing a different training path.

Paul's version of "training"

Paul’s version of “training”

Looks like the Monster and the Beast need to turn their running-coach eyes onto Daddy….