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I was in my 30s before I participated in my first 5k. My son, however, participated in his first 5k at the ripe old age of 1. No, don’t worry, he didn’t walk it. We did bring a stroller along for him to ride in as we went up and down the paths in Chicago’s 2014 Color in Motion run this past June.

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This was the first 5k I’ve attended as a participant. We did the course as a group and spent more time at a walk/jog than actually running. Like most events I attend, the people there are what makes the event worthwhile. My mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and brother-in-law drove up from Indiana to do the run with Abigail, Wes, and me.

If you’ve not done one of these trendy get-covered-in-colored-powder runs I’d recommend attending one. You can see there is quite a difference in the before and after of an event.

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One big happy running family.

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This wasn’t exactly Wes’ favorite new thing, but he did enjoy the after party food. This kid is cute. I love him so much.

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My brother-in-law is a running machine. The was literally running in circles around us at one point. I’m old now and can’t do that anymore. Ha!

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Breastfeeding is public is awesome. Baby’s gotta eat!

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We each got sunglasses (along with t-shirts) as part of the race entrance fee.

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Mr. Dude after the race. He’d had a nice nap and was happy to be held by daddy. I wore this cape because I wanted to stand out. It worked, I was the only one running with a cape on. I got the cape from Little Remedies while attending the 2014 Dad 2.0 Summit back in February.

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The pavement all over the park paths and roads we ran on looked like this. I love this picture. We went out to eat afterward and saw this colored corn starch all over a local Panera Bread location. This stuff washes out, but spreads like glitter. It is wild.

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