Saturday, August 25, 2012

COLOR RUN RECAP {picture heavy}

Today I was part of the "happiest 5k on the planet."
I am finding it hard to put into words just how great the Color Run was.

After you read this post.. go to the website, find a race near you if there are none this year look for 2013 and sign up.

I had more fun at this race then I had anticipated.
You can imagine how excited I was since I have been looking forward to it since January.

I woke up at 4:30 am, got myself dressed and hit the road with Lauren by 5:15.

 We arrived in Brooklyn just as the sun was rising around 6:30. Parking was easier then I had expected, I like to think it is because I am so organized and arrived earlier then necessary.
Just let me think that, okay?

I LOVE free swag and the Color Run did not disappoint.

I'd like to take a moment and introduce some of the Just Keep Sweating team for the race:

Here is my trusty sidekick Lauren aka @lowla017 all geared up and ready to go. 
Originally I made fun of her for her fanny pack and then realized it was a genius move.

Then there is Gina aka @burningbabifat in all her Grandma glory. Leopard sunglasses and a plastic bonnet to protect her hair.
Gotta love it

Lauren, Me, Monica, Diana(@rey1diana, she is training for the NYC Marathon and sharing it on gina's blog) and Gina

You may remember them from my first 5k back in April
However we were missing Becky due to a much needed vaca.
Happy for her...sad for us.

We lined up around 7:30 and made it into the first wave of the race.

I'm not sure if it was the blasting music or excitement to get to each color station but I was running fast.
Or at least it felt that way.

There were four color stations in total, every 1/2 mile was a different one.

The blue station got me right in the mouth.
It was awful. I spent a good 1/2 mile spitting out blue corn starch.

My fellow "sweaty" Rachael (@ready2getsweaty) who is an absolute sweetheart. I loved meeting/running with her!

My one goal for this race (besides avoiding any knee issues) was to be covered in color from head to toe.

Goal met.

The Color Run really outdid themselves with food/drink vendors.

 A SLURPEE truck!!

The frozen yogurt bars were amazing, if you ever have a chance to try them--don't hesitate, pull a Nike.

Fresh fruit and coconut water PERFECT post run fuel

This was taken while the crowd was throwing their color packets into the air, it was awesome to witness.

Dear Color Run,
 Thank you for being even better then I had expected.
I had one of the best days of my life so far.
Laughing, sweating and making memories with some of my best friends.
I WILL be there next year for team Just Keep Sweating round 2
Love, Me.

PS Here is the vlog I shot with some of the events


Kristyn said...

I wanted to do the one in Jersey this year, but I will be away! Looks like I'll have to sign up for 2013! It looks like you had a GREAT time!! :)

Dani said...

Wow!! Looks like you had so much fun!! I went to sign up for the one in Houston, but it is already sold out :-( I will just have to wait until next year.

Katie @wishandwhimsy said...

You. Are. Awesome. And VERY colorful! I'd love to do a color run. Looks like so much fun!

Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie said...

This looks like it was so much fun!! I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself, and girl way to rock that run!

jenna said...

ya look great! what a fun time. there was a color run right by me yesterday also, but i couldnt participate. this really makes me want to sign up for the next one tho!!! SPA LOVE

Carly D. @ CarlyBananas said...

That looks awesome! I wanted to do the one in DC this year but it sold out in like a day. This makes me determined to get into next years race!

Laura @ Mommy run fast said...

SO fun!! We have one coming here in March- I'm definitely signing up. Love all the pictures!

Liz Theunick said...

Yay love that you had such a great time!!!! :) I felt the same after running in GR, best-est time ever!! I was speechless and overwhelmed with emotion after the race, being my first 5k ever and I was with my cousins and bestie, great memories for sure!! Love your pics and vlog!! WOOT COLOR RUN 2K12 ;)

TriGirl said...

Fuuuunnnn!! I tried to sign up for one earlier this year and it sold out as I was in the process of putting in my info. Maybe next year :)

Vicki said...

I wanted to do the color run so so badly but by the time I realized they were in NY it was sold out!!! Next time they are here I am definitely in! It looks amazing!!!

LetsTalkAndWalk said...

love all the pictures! i am signed up to do the color run in nashville this october and i am so excited!

Patty said...

Great recap! It does look like so much fun! Next year I'm so doing it!,

Miz said...

my six year old loved it too :-)

jessielovestorun said...

Seriously, what a fun race! Love all the pictures :)

Nina said...

Good job! That race looks like such a blast. Those Yasso bars are my absolute favorite dessert. I bought them for work the other day and all the silly engineers loved them! The raspberry ones are my favorite.

readytogetsweaty said...

I had SO much fun running with you girls! So glad I was able to join your team :) Can't wait until next year!!!!

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