Today’s race was so much fun!
This morning, we ran the Fun Run in Color 2015. We also ran this race last year.
I woke up early, around 6:30 am, so I could enjoy a cup of coffee before the race. We left the house about 7:50 am and got to the race about 8:15 am . The race is fairly small so parking was a breeze.
My dad and stepmom also walked the race.
Although this is my first 5k since my hip surgery, I’m not counting it as my first “official” race since my surgery. It’s just an untimed fun run and we walked a lot with Jaden. I’m counting my Mother’s Day 5k as my first official post surgery race.
I used the porta-potty twice before the race and didn’t have to wait in line. I remember having to wait in line last year because there was only five porta-potties. There was only five this year too but I must have gone at a good time without a line.
We lined up right before 9 am at the start line. They let a wave of people go every few minutes so the color stations wouldn’t get overcrowded with people.
Jacob walked with my dad and stepmom. Danny and I started out running with Jaden. Jaden twisted his foot last week on a trampoline and it was still bothering him today so after we ran for about a half a mile, he had to stop and walk.
He walked, he ran, Danny carried him.
Of course, his favorite part was the color stations.
Even though the race wasn’t timed, I used my FitBit to keep track of our time and mileage. Jaden’s goal was to beat his high score (read: time) from last year. Obviously this kid plays too many video games. I told him that he wanted to beat his previous time not his previous high score.
Our time last year was 41:48. This year it was 39:48. He did beat his time from last year, but honestly, I don’t think it was the full 3.1 miles. Either the course was short or we cut corners somewhere on the race route. Either was Jaden was very happy!
My dad, stepmom, and Jacob crossed the finish line a short time after we did.
Post race, we got bags of color for the after party. And I found coffee!
My son’s orthodontist, Bauer & Bauer, was one of the race’s sponsors and they had a coffee station set up with Peet’s coffee and travel coffee cups. How much better can a race get!? They even had hot chocolate for the kids!
I didn’t get too much color on me during the race but after the race was a different story – it was color crazy!
We had way too much fun and we were going crazy hitting each other with all the color we could! It was so much fun! I got so much more color on me this year than I did last year. We were covered!
My dad went a little crazy pouring color on my head! (My hair and skin were so dry from all the color!)
Luckily, they have a wind station that helps blow some of the color off of you.
They also had a DJ and a fun after party.
I also liked the fact that they added a water station this year. There wasn’t a water station at all last year and sometimes the color gets in your mouth when you go though the color stations.
Post race, they had bagels, granola bars, and water. Nesquik was also there giving out chocolate milk at the after party.
Overall, I had a so much fun at the race, even more fun than I had last year!
Even though I got in the shower when we got home, I still have color on me. My feet are dyed blue and I eventually gave up scrubbing them. Even my contact got dyed blue!
See you next year, Color Run!!
- Have you ever done a Color Run?