Monday, September 03, 2012

We Look Like Melted Crayons.

Today was the big day. The Birmingham Color Run. It was a blast.

I have to say that when the storms woke me up this morning at 1am, I was thinking it wouldn't hurt my feelings if the whole thing was cancelled. In addition to not being a runner, I don't play in the rain. It's not a good look for me so I tend to avoid it at all cost. But today, once we got to the track where the race was being held, it was apparent that if I was going to participate in the "happiest 5k on the planet" I was going to have to play in the rain. Frizzy hair and all.

So, we embraced the constant rain and downpours and went with it and it was the most miserable fun I've ever had. We were soaked completely to our skivvies and our shoes squished when we walked but Boy! Was it fun!

Here is our day in pictures:

We did manage to get one good shot when we were all shiny and clean and the rain was just a drizzle.

Looking at the Radar at race time. No way around it, we knew we were going to get soaked.

Waiting on the race to start...

Some of the girls wanted to run a little. Some of us decided to take our time and document our 5k - Skipping, and dancing our way through the color zones..

 At the finish line!

I would do this again in a heartbeat. Rain and all. Although, I'm hoping for a dry experience next time. I won't lie.

 I'm also hoping that I'll stop picking rainbow boogers out of my nose in the very near future.

We Are Color Runners!


Unknown said...

I totally want the Rainbow Brite socks!

Rachel said...

How fun! I really want to do this next time. Here's hoping that my husband isn't out of town and my parents aren't leaving on a two week adventure on the same day next year.