The Color Run was a success!
When I first wrote about it here I was pumped! But let me tell you, actually doing it was even better. We got there bright and early along with thousands of other people
impatiently waiting the start of the best 5K ever. We had one goal: Do not leave with a single white spot on your shirt. Mission accomplished, my friends.
The volunteers mostly aim low while flinging the colorful dust so we started leaning down into the cloud in order to get it on the top of our shirts. Turns out it doesn't feel great on your contact lenses, but it's excellent in your hair. The key is to go through the puff frontwards, backwards, arms up, skipping and hopping as long as you keep your mouth shut. It doesn't taste all that great. Now we know.
Honestly, this post will be better with mostly pictures so here we go...
Now let's back up a little...
Headin' into the blue. My favorite.
"Put your arms up!" Great advice.
Some volunteers wore masks. I don't blame them!
My friend since we were lil' kiddos and fellow blogger, Ellie got a little covered, I'd say
One of the volunteers (aka 14 year old boy) decided to dump it down my back getting more stuck in my sports bra than on my shirt. Fail.
What it looks like to be on the outside of the color-cloud finale:
And on the inside:
Note to self: When throwing color in the air, try not to get it right in your own face.
My college friend (twin) and fellow blogger, Holly found me in the crowd. Sadly, I had already whiped most of the color off my face by this point. Holly, not so much.
Staining clothing even after a couple showers is ok with me. Just don't wear anything you can't bleach. They had a clean up station, which was basically a dude with a leaf blower. We chose to try to keep as much color on our shirts as possible so we skipped that part and just sat on towels for the car ride home. If they come back to Columbus next year, I'm in! Whos' with me?!