The color run !

Hello my bucket list friends! I did something really awesome today.  I did the color run 5k! I’m trying my best to get ready for #167 (complete the Disneyland half marathon) I’m really happy to have completed another 5k and I hope to do a 10k before the Disneyland half marathon

The color run May 28, 2016

The color run is one of the most well-known 5ks , I had seen pictures of it and it looked like a lot of fun so I signed up. I was planning on trying to beat my time from my last 5k but it was so hot that I decided to walk most of the way.  My mom and I had a pretty good time at this race even with the heat. It was a lot of fun getting covered in colored powder! There were also huge beach balls one even got brought on to the race course. Overall it was a fun and happy time.  I would do this race again!


Rock on – Christina Epperly

Progress report for #167

Hello bucket list friends! In an earlier blog post I announced that I signed up for the Disneyland half marathon that will take place later this year. I also said that I had joined a gym to help me to reach my goal of completing the half marathon. You can read about it here. I thought that now would be a good time to give you all an update on my progress with number 167 and tell you about my first 5k of 2016 so let’s get going.


Wildflower run 4/3/16

Last week I completed my first 5k of 2016! I had a lot of fun doing this race, it has been around since 1984 and it was awesome to be a part of it. I had not done a 5k since I started going to the gym and I was both nervous and excited to see how I would do. I did my very best with this race, my time was not what I wanted it to be but overall I was happy with it. I finished with a time of 41:29. I have another race coming up in May and I hope it finish in 39 minutes or less. Overall I really enjoyed this 5k and I’m really proud of myself for all my hard work and I can’t wait to keep getting better!

rock on – Christina Epperly

Getting ready for #167

Hello my bucket list friends! I have some exciting news to share, I have officially signed up for the Disneyland Half Marathon this September! As you probably already know I’m a huge Disney fan and I also enjoying running so I’m really looking forward to this race. I’m very excited but I have a long way to go because I have only done 5k’s so far. I’m going to have to do a lot of training between now and then. I thought that this would be a good to time to share the beginning of my training with you. Ready, Set, Go!


Usually When I practice for my 5ks I run on trails and at parks but because this race is going to be a lot longer than what I’m used to I decided to join a gym so that I would have more opportunity to train because lately it has been hard to get out a run due to it getting dark so early . I’ve only been to the gym a few times so far and I already love it. The treadmills have helped me out a lot with my running I’ve already done two 5ks on the treadmills! My times are pretty slow but I know they will improve the more I go. I have also enjoyed using the pool at the gym, it’s very low impact but it gives me an amazing workout. In addition to the gym I will be doing some smaller races before the half marathon . I can’t wait to watch myself get faster !

Rock on – Christina Epperly

All because of number 108 !

A big hello to all my bucket list friends! You never know what can happen when you cross an Item off your bucket list you may just find a new hobby! That is exactly what happened to me when I crossed off number #108 Run / walk a 5k! I talked a little bit about this in my post Hello Summer but I wanted to share more with all of you about my running adventures so let’s get to it!

The bubble run June 2014
This is the one that started it all! This the first 5k that I did it was the race that I used to cross number 108 off my list . The bubble run was so much fun! I’m a kid at heart so I love bubbles! My friend and I had so much fun running through all of the colored bubbles! I felt so amazing when I finished this fun 5k and crossed another item off my list. After I finished the bubble run I knew I wanted to do many more races!

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The black light run March 2015
This was the next race I did after crossing off number 108. I was excited to do another 5k. The black light run is a night time race where colored powder is thrown on you while you run. The pre- party was tons of fun there was a really good DJ and colored powder was also thrown during the pre-party. It was so much fun dancing with all of the other racers and getting pumped up for the race! It was also really awesome to run the race with my mom. I was very happy to finish my 2nd 5k!

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Lighting the way 5k – July 2015
This was a morning time race held at a local park. It was a race to raise money for charity. It felt great to be a part of something that helped other people! This was the first 5k I did by myself. This was a simple race with nothing flashy like a DJ or bubbles but it was for a good cause. I felt really good when I finished this race I loved watching my time improve. It was overall a really good race and I’m really glad I was part of it.

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The Firefly run 5k – July 2015
This was a nighttime race I did with my mom one week after the lighting the way 5k. Streets were closed off for this race and it was pretty cool running in the road there were a lot of people dressed up in some really cool costumes. After this race everyone got a medal. It was the first race I did where I got a medal at the end . It was overall a really fun race and I enjoyed it a lot!

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Froyo 5k – August 2015
I’m a big lover of frozen yogurt and 5k’s so this was the perfect race for me! This was the 2nd race that I did by myself. This race started and ended in a park but was run along the streets. I had fun doing this race and at the end I got frozen yogurt and a medal!

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Foam glow 5k – October 2015
This race is like the bubble run but at night! It was so cool to see everyone with glow in the dark rings, glasses, hats and more. This race was held at the same place as the bubble run and the black light run so I knew the area pretty well. I had an awesome time running through the bubbles. I took it pretty at this 5k walking most of the time but it was really fun to just relax and enjoy the awesome foam glow 5k!

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I have another 5k next month I can’t wait ! Oh and don’t worry I have not forgot about the bucket list challenge ! I’ve already crossed two more things off and I will share them with you soon ! – Rock on Christina Epperly