This morning I participated in the Color Run with a bunch of girls from work and a few of their friends. I had heard about Color Runs when I started reading some fitness blogs last year and I really wanted to do it.
When I saw the registration come up for one here in Arizona I asked my friend Christina if she would do it with me, knowing I could probably talk easily talk her into something that would involve running. Then we got Karen to join us and then Christina challenged everyone else in the office to join us, that’s how we became “The Jelly Bean Counters” (we’re accountants, get it?)
Last night I made sure to have all my stuff ready to go for heading out early this morning.
My Color Run T-Shirt ended up being way too big, I ordered it before I lost another 20 pounds. So it will make a good painting shirt. I was up early to get ready making sure not to forget my tatooo!
All week long the forecast had predicted rain, making the outfit choice in question. I settled on layers of white. And at the last minute added a white trash bag to my bag. Not that it would matter I would be soaked long before the race even started.
Our start time was at 7:30 and we planned to meet by 6:50. By the time I found everyone the only dry part of me was that covered by the trash bag. The rest soaked.
Of the 9 of us that signed up, 7 of us braved the rain (because, that had not let up at all).
There are color chutes every kilometer and after the first one I would rather get colorful than worry about keeping anything dry and I ditched the trash bags.
While I am certain the color is messy on a dry day, the rain made it that much more fun.
Christina got us to run and jump in the huge puddles.
Trisha got a whole lot of blue dumped on her.
In the end we were completely soaked and happily colorful.
And we thought Trisha looked like the blueberry girl in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (which coincidently is the planned movie tonight for Family Movie Night)
Trisha and me after I ended up with red smeared on my face – which doesn’t look like much in this picture.
Every layer I had on was soaked and the color bled through each layer, including my socks and some of my skin is still blue after a shower.
Would I do it again?
You bet – rain or shine. But I am putting in my order for shine next year!