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“I hated you at about the second mile and then I loved you at the end.”

Those were Elsa Mejía’s sentiments when I asked her how her first 5K went over the weekend. I had convinced her — and bribed her with a free race entry — to try the 3.1-mile Run Or Dye “color run” held Saturday in Woodward Park.

Her reaction brought a huge smile to my face. “Would you do it again?” I asked.

“Yeah, if I train for it. I’d do a real race,” she said. “At first I didn’t want to do it again, but now, yeah. It was motivating when I was beating a lot of people. It made me want to pass more people; I guess I’m a little competitive.” ...


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