Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Race recap: The Color Run!

I'd been looking forward to The Color Run for months and months. I'd seen post after post from friends who ran the race in other towns and was eager to get into the color craziness myself! Sometimes, as runners, we get so caught up in pace, time, PRs....I was looking forward to just having FUN and throwing the rest of those typical thoughts out the window!

Before the 'race' I'd already done 4 miles with Beks - we chatted and chatted to ignore the humid and foggy air - before we were all warmed up and ready to go! The crew (Beks, P Funk, Chris, and I) met up and headed to St. Pete, close to where the Women's Half was held, and immediately saw TONS of traffic leading into the downtown area.

Over 10,000 peeps were running this color party 5k. If you're not familiar with the Color Run by the way, it's the "funnest 5k on the planet" where you are pelted with colored corn starch at each 1k marker. Yes, I'm serious. Anyway, after some counsel with my car mates, I was able to find a shortcut to break free from the chaos and we were even able to park for free!

I was sad I missed finding a ton of friends I knew who were running the race, but in the sea of white shirts and headbands, it was SO hard to find anyone once we were parked and at the start area. We did bump into Meghann, Caroline, and Jessica though!
We jumped into the first wave of runners and were off around 9am!
This race recap is easy peasy!

Mile 1: Pink and Blue pelted us. We laughed and giggled.
Mile 2: Orange pelted us. We laughed and giggled.
Mile 3: Yellow pelted us. We laughed and giggled.

Now, here is the photographic proof of the fabulousness that was the St. Pete Color Run!
 



 
 
Thanks Ben for awesome pics! This one is my favorite!

 
Verdict - in adjectives: Fun, messy, freeing.

This was the last stop for The Color Run for 2012...but they are coming out for another tour next year!


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34 comments:

  1. That looks like so much fun! I hope to do one next year. I would have had a total panic attack in that traffic lol

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    1. It was crazy, but we used team work to get out! ;) u should!

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  2. I didn't do the Color Run when it came to town this year...I might have to join the messy fun next year! Looks like you had a blast! :)

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    1. Yes! It's definitely something to check off of your run list!

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  3. Yes and YES! I had too much fun from the time we got up until the time I went to bed on Sunday!

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  4. That looks like the best race ever, Kat! I signed up for online updates for the NYC race, so hopefully, I'll get to run it in 2013. :)

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  5. The Color Run is sooo much fun!!! Looks like you had a blast!!!

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  6. You look amazing in that tutu!! Love it!! I want to do a color run so badly!! Have a super day!!

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    1. You totally should, thank and you do the same! :D

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  7. Aw super cute! Glad you all had such a fun time. Love the photos!

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  8. So much fun! Sorry we missed you guys! It's true.. it was hard to find anyone in that sea of white sweat bands and shirts. So glad you had a good time!

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    1. It was crazy packed, looks like you guys had a great time too!

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  9. So I have to ask...do you breath in a bunch of that stuff or what?

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    1. You could, but I remembered to keep my mouth closed so that I didn't breathe it in...hard to do!

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  10. So much fun! What a great day. Wish we could have had one epic TBLB group, but staying together was almost impossible. I'm glad you counted yours for long run mileage too. It makes me feel ok that I did as well! :)

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  11. I did the Color Run in July. It was a blast! I was COVERED in color though! It was even in my ears! I can't wait to do it again next year!
    Love your outfits!

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    1. So much fun! I had it in my ears...and my nose...lol

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  12. loooove the color run. i had colored snot for a week. hahaha

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  13. Envious! Still hanging out for mine in February. Love those epics Kat.

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  14. You look so cute in your outfit! I may try to enter one of these races...looks like so much fun!

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  15. Looks like SO much fun. It's coming to St. Louis in both the spring and fall. I may have to do both!

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  16. Great pictures and great outfit!!! So fun! I have some friends who did the Color Run in Atlanta but I've yet to try it.

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  17. I am so glad we each other. I was sad at how many of our friends were there that were seriously unfindable.

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  18. Where did you get your white tutu skirt from?

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