|Lish and I before|
On Sunday morning, I had my earliest wake up call yet for a local run. I live about 2 hours from Philly, so I left my house at 4 am, while it was still dark outside, to make it to the race. It feels like everyone I know was going to be at this race. My friend and running partner Lish was there with her family, lots of Team in Training team mates, Princess Half friends....so many fun people to meet up. I was not going to miss this one!
|Lish and I after|
I meet up with my running partner in crime, Lish. She was running with her mom and sister in law also. We were so excited to get started! We chatted a bit and then headed to the starting corral. The Color Run organizers keep telling runners that this is the 3rd largest 5k in the county with 23k runners. How fun to be part of that! Due to the size, they sent off about a thousand runners ever five minutes. Their plan worked because the course never felt very crowded.
The course was scenic but sunny! We ran from the art museum, up near the zoo and then back along the river. At each kilometer along the way was a color station with a different color--pink, yellow, orange then green. Lots of volunteers were at each station squirting color with what looked like huge mustard bottles. The dust made the air so foggy--you could barley see in front of you! To color was a powder that did not taste or hurt at all. We laughed so hard throwing it at each other, we barley ran.
After the finish line, each runner opened and tossed their own color packet in the air at the Color Festival. Wow, color was everywhere!!! This was a very fun race. No one took it serious as to try to PR, just have a blast. If there is a Color Run in your area, do it! But register right away, they see out quickly.
A dream is a wish...
Don't forget to register for my Firecracker 5k to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!