Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Color Run 2014 - Tempe, AZ | My First 5K ! #Happiest5K #TCRTempe

Over the weekend I did something I had never done before.

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
If you are not following me on Instagram you are truly missing out my friend !
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


7 comments:

  1. That is so great that you did that and you have been pushing yourself to go to the gym. I have been trying to get on my workout machine at home. I know it is tough sometimes because you just do not feel like doing it. The race looks like fun. If I had a friend that I could do it with I might have done the one here. Have a great day. :)
    Kristy Bodle

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    1. I would totally run with you :-) It was sooo much fun ! and thank you for the support, really REALLY didn't want to go to the gym this morning heck I didn't want to get out of bed ! but I went and did double my normal workout miraculously it was awesome !

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  2. so jealous! I've always wanted to do something like this! Looks like a blast! :)

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  3. The color run looks like soooo much fun!! I wish I could be a part of it but I'm in a wheelchair...!

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    1. Its funny you say that because I saw atleast 3 people there doing the whole race in wheelchairs ! I thought it was awesome that they wheeled themselves too and not pushed the whole time, you could totally do it and it was sooo much fun - deff a bucket list kinda thing :-D

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  4. Lol I'm with you! I've never done a race before but I would looove to participate in this one!

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  5. OMG, how fun is this?? I would totally do this run, too. I've been meaning to really lost my jelly belly and get on the getting fit wagon but I just sometimes lose motivation :( Looks like you have a total blast here, though.

    xx Donah from sweetjellybean.com

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