I had the time of my life running in THE COLOR RUN, the happiest 5k on the planet. It was so much fun, and I am so happy that I did it. I never saw myself as a strong runner, and I have been trying to run the past month or so, but the past two weeks I haven't done any since I was sick, and starting the job at the park and what not. I was feeling a little nervous about how I would do, but to my surprise, I loved running and I felt great. I didn't run the whole thing, but when I was running I felt like I was on fire. My body was loving me for running. Amanda and I would run and then pick spots where we would slow down, or just walk for a bit. I loved being with her and we were able to find a comfortable pace.
The Color Run itself was and was not what I was expecting. I was expecting to get way more coloured on the run than we actually did. Most of the colouring happened at the after event. I was also expecting that the color was going to look so awesome on me, but it really didn't because I was a sweaty mess and it sunk into my skin in places that I didn't want it to (I had a green moustache for awhile and the inside of my elbows were pretty blue. The shirts were pretty thin so I had a blue belly and I think (days later...) there is still some blue in my belly button.
I wasn't expecting that many people but I was so wrong. I heard there was about 5000 people, but I never found out if that was accurate or just someone's estimate. Still, it was crazy to see that amount of people. I wasn't expecting that I was going to have so much fun on a 5km. I wish there had have been music playing the whole time, like as a background and soundtrack to the run, but there wasn't. They said the number one rule of the run was to never stop dancing, but I couldn't exactly do that with no music! I don't think I could run and dance at the same time any ways, I would probably end up looking like a running penguin or something.
We met up with Casey and Cody after the run. Amanda, her Mom, her sister Lauren, her friend and I were in the first heat, which was actually great. I saw some different faces from school and high school. I am going to encourage EVERYONE I know to do it if they come back, because I had a blast. Next time: I want to take more incredible pictures. Maybe it's time for a GoPro camera....