Remember my post about not getting to do the color run? Well plans changed and I got to go and Gretchen came with me. Karen had signed up but was going to be out of town so Gretchen took her number. We all woke up before the chickens, dressed in our tutus and posed for some pictures all clean and neat.
I gave poor Daniel a hard time. We all know him and Alicia are probably the most laid back fun people you will ever meet, however at 6:30 in the morning he can be a wee bit grumpy. He eventually came around.
Alicia's niece came along as well. Gretchen and I were introducing ourselves to her, of course we already know her, we've watched her grow up on the blog the past 4 years.
We finally decided it was time make our way across the bridge and found our way to the start line. Alicia was in charge so of course we were in the first wave. It's a good thing too, I think I heard someone say there was around 7,500 runners there this morning.
I wasn't for sure what to expect as far as the actual running, it was by far more fun than trying to beat a particular time. I think we may have ran at least half of it then ran/walked the rest. They had 4 color stations along the course. In between I did a few action shots.
In really no time at all we were done with the race. I think they could have put at least one more color station along the course but the fun wasn't quite over yet.
See, in the race packet we were all given our own color packet. If you followed the rules, unlike Alicia, you were to save your color packet for the color throw. It's creates a huge color cloud. That is where the real mess gets on you. The above pictures is me after the race, the below is us after the color throw.
We stuck around for a while to get a view of what the color cloud looks like from a distance. It's pretty spectacular.
As we were leaving I ran into some girls, Jamie and Majella, from high school. Funny story here, I saw my cousin Lisa on Friday when I went to pick up our race packets. She was picking up hers, Jamie's and Majella's. Well Lisa overslept and didn't even make it. She missed out on some fun.
By the time the race was over we were starving. Gretchen and I weren't too proud to march our rear ends into McDonald's, tutu and all. It make us feel better to see some other color runners in there. They didn't have tutus though. (Alicia- I did the best I could with an Egg McMuffin).
My thoughts for the day- AWESOME!!! I will most definitely do this if it comes back next year. It's one big giant party. Running with a group is so much fun, especially if you get into it and dress up. I do believe it's going to give me more motivation to get out there and try some other races.
Oh and the tutu- totally keeping it. It's impossible to be in a bad mood when wearing a tutu. When the kids give me a hard day, the tutu is coming on.