I ran in a race.
Well, actually I didn't really run and it wasn't a timed race but a 3.1 mile / 5K nonetheless, called The Color Run.
Known as The Happiest 5K on the Planet, The Color Run consists of runners/joggers/walkers passing through check points of color tossing amazingness. Watch my vlog to see how exactly it all works.
I had the pleasure of getting plastered with color along side my bestie Sarah ( The latest video we did together - Best in Beauty 2013 ) and a blogging friend of mine. Go check out her blog, Slap Dash Mom.
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Now as you may already know I have started going to the gym on an almost daily basis since mid-November. Yet I was still pretty nervous about my ability to A: Complete the race, B: Complete it and still have energy for the after party, and C: That I could stay on pace with everyone else. When actually I had nothing to worry about. Yes, it is 3 miles of outdoor terrain with hills, slops and slants but I was surprised how quick and effortless the whole race felt. There were of course some people running-running but most everyone else walked while chatted with friends, taking pictures and laughing about who had what color on their hair already. I was also surprised with how many children did the race - I thought was awesome ! I definitely will be taking Anthony with me next time. Something else I didn't expect was that we were done and walking towards the car, even with dancing and enjoying the after party, by 10:30am ish. By the way race began at 7:45am.
I am so glad I did this !! Now I can say I did a 5K !
I am also grateful to have been able to do it with some great friends !!
What you get when you sign up for the run -->
Now for an obnoxious amount of photos ... enjoy !
My Race Day Makeup
Rimmel StayMatte Liquid Mousse Foundation
Cover Girl 3 in 1 Foundation
Model in a Bottle makeup setting spray
Studio Gear Cosmetics mineral foundation
Some MaryKay eye shadows
Maybelline & Physicians Formula concealers
Rimmel Stay Blush liquid blush
This is the BEFORE picture I put on Instagram.
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The starting line !
Before color & the Runicorn !!
My homemade tutu turned pink <3 and you can see the Blue zone coming up !
Here comes the blue !! Pastel colored tutu and tons of pink yeayah !!!
The finish line !!
After the finish line you get a color packet, headband / sweat band and a granola bar
I wore both my FitBit Flex and Polar Loop activity trackers for the race to see how well they matched up and they were super duper close in numbers ! I actually hit my daily goal for steps half way through the race LOL !!
My race buddies !!! Sarah and Sadie
Have you ever done a race or Color Run before ? Let me know in the comments below :-)
There is a BlackLight Run coming to my area in May I am seriously considering doing that one too !!
OH and if you were wondering here is my Instagramed before and after AND my Color Run mani