Pigtails & Hogslobber: a 5k!

June 30, 2014 in 30 Before 30, family, photography

Saturday was a day for the record books. I officially participated in my first 5k!

Yes, you read that right. 🙂

My brother, sister, sister’s friend, and I participated in the Blacklight Run in Austin. There were a few factors of this particular run that increased my excitement (okay, so it’s why I was excited at all because let’s face it, it was a 5k, and I don’t do running…). First of all, I was doing it with some of my favorite people! Include any of my family members in anything and you’re pretty much guaranteed a good time! On top of that, this run was at night. Seriously, it started at 8:45pm! In this Texas heat, that’s a big plus y’all! And the other positive to this night was that it was a BLACKLIGHT RUN. That means blacklights and glow powder and neon … the works! I definitely wasn’t disappointed! And now for a picture overload because you know I documented that sucker! #blogger #sorrynotsorry

Despite the actual running, we had a blast! And in all honesty, it was a pretty great workout. Great company, good music, awful terrain, glow powder, black lights … it was a party for sure! I’ve always wanted to participate in a 5k, and I’m so glad this one was my first! We registered for the run back in February, so I’ve been looking forward to this for a while. Oh, and a little explanation for the title of this post: we had to choose a team name upon registration. What better name than pigtails and hogslobber? #insidejoke #myfamilyisawesome

Taking a shower that night was glorious, to say the least! Even my hair was orange haha. Luckily, it all washed off fairly easily. I can’t say my shoes fared as well… And, the temporary tattoos provided were no joke! I’ve scrubbed for days to get it off of my face and there are still remnants of it left – because that’s not awkward to have on for work today!

In all, it was a great experience, and I’m so glad to have done it with such amazing people. Thanks y’all! I’m still trying to recover …


  • Karla FNW July 1, 2014 at 8:23 am

    So awesome!!!! I want to do that!! The pictures look awesome!!

  • Courtney B July 1, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Oh my gosh!! Funnest night EVER! What an awesome first 5k! I'd love to do this one someday!

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