I finally did something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time! I ran a colorful run, more specifically, “The Happiest 5K on the Planet.”
I, along with 3 of my coworkers and 2 other friends, ran The Color Run on Saturday morning, which was held at Qualcomm Stadium. Keep reading for my recap of the race.
Once upon a time, some of my coworkers and I decided to form a team together for the 5K, and we called ourselves “The Write Stuff” – because we’re writers and think we’re cool.
A week before the race, we got together to make some colorful tutus with Liz using her tutu tutorial. They turned out pretty well!
Most of our herd was able to stay together for the whole thing, running at a leisurely pace, soaking in the colorful cornstarch. First color station was blue; second was pink; third was yellow; and fourth was purple.
The purple was definitely the craziest, though – those people meant business. It got all up in my ear, and for awhile I thought I was missing a contact lens. I gradually regained my sight though.
Twas a fun bonding experience, and I would totally recommend it to anyone, whether you want to run, walk, or yog (like most of us did).
I will say, though, that those colors were quite difficult to get off. Most of it washed off easily, but dayumm, my face is extra exfoliated from working on getting all that color off.
After the race was the “Finish Festival,” where we could take little packets of color with us to throw in the air, and it was awesome to watch. Just check out the time-lapse picture collage below that Matt captured.
And since I didn’t really want my car to be super colorful, I appreciated the Tide cleanup station, where a few guys basically just shot leaf blowers at you to get all the loose powder off.
5K’s are just the best. Having done the Aloha Run recently, I’m pretty sure this is my favorite distance to go. It’s the most fun because it’s a distance that doesn’t really require me to train, and you can either go fast or enjoy it. Half marathons and marathons seem way more serious to me. 5K’s are just..chill. You can do them with friends who aren’t runners and still have a blast.
Have you ever run The Color Run or a similar race?
What’s your favorite distance to run? (0 is an option ;))