My sister and I participated in the 5k Glow Run this Saturday.
Equipped with neon shirts, glow-sticks, and blue ribbons in tribute to Boston Marathon victims, we joined the starting line with 12,000 (!) other people from the greater Des Moines area.
I was a little nervous considering my current unfitness, but when we started shortly after 8:35pm, I was delighted by the crowd filled with various ages, shapes & sizes. Some were sprinting, others were walking, some even skipping. My sister sprinted ahead and I did a run/walk combo. I made it to the finish line in record time (for me). Then I found my sister, received my medal, and then we danced by the stage with many other brightly-clad individuals. I had fun and am looking forward to another one of these. It really motivated me to work on my running. I would love to run the entire thing one day (or at least keep up with my little sister).