Color Run Recap

Color Run Recap

Every once and a while I'll have a moment where I'm so unbelievably content that I'll try to memorize every detail of that particular experience. It can be something completely random. A beautiful sunset. My daughter smiling. James and I dancing, while Jasmine tugs on our pants legs giggling.

Sometimes, there's nothing incredibly special about these moments. Sometimes they're just arbitrary points in my life that I can reflect upon years down the road. This past Saturday was one of those moments; however, it was anything but ordinary.

As I'm sure many of you may know, yesterday I participated in my first 5k as a runner. The Color Run. For months, I've trained tirelessly in an effort to meet the one small goal I'd set for myself. To run the whole way. And I did. Uphill. Against the wind. Through the color stations. With the crowd. With my friends. It was amazing.

And those beautiful people,15,000 of them to be exact. All colors, ages and sizes. They were there. Laughing and dancing. Dressed in wedding gowns and sombreros. Angel wings and tutu's. It was so refreshing to be a part of a crowd that was there to just be. There were no expectations, no qualifications, and no explanations. We just were.

Since there's no real way for me to describe this event to someone who has not taken part in it, I'm just going to end on this note and share some of our photos. I'm also going to give you a bit of advice. If you see that The Color Run is coming to a town near you, sign up. You will not be disappointed.

Enjoy!


My pre-run breakfast
Part of our group, Ja'Makin' Me Colorful before the color madness
Over 15,000 people
Our team dancing our way up to the start line
Blue Station
Yellow Station



The color throw at the end
Now that's dedication. This guy walked the entire 3 miles in heels. Awesome :)
Special thanks to Edycia, Natrell and Kathy for providing me with a few of your awesome shots!!!
 XOXO Reese

11 comments :

  1. I wanted to do this soooo bad!!! I am totally jealous!

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  2. You can do it with us next year! Also, The Electric Run is coming to Charlotte in April and it looks like it's going to be awesome! You should like them on facebook so that you can get updates because it'll probably sell out in a few days once registration starts.

    Reese

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  3. How much fun, this is on my to do list :)

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    1. If you're interested in this one, you should check out the Electric Run as well. The only downside to the Electric Run is that it's only going to be held in 7 cities. Mostly east coast and a few on the west coast, but I think it would be worth a road trip :)

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  4. Wowzers!!!!! This is AWESOME... thanks for sharing!!!! *Motivation*

    Xoxo
    Lynn

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    1. Thanks for reading :) You should check out locations and see when/if one will be in your area. You don't have to run. Seriously, you can walk the whole thing and still have a great time :)

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  5. Looks like you had a blast! Congrats on meeting your goal AND having so much fun in the process :)

    Andrea

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    1. Thank you! I loved every sweaty, colorful second of it!

      Reese

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  6. Looks like so much fun!! Congrats to finishing the run--what a huge accomplishment and great reward for all your hard work training. The guy who ran 3 miles in high heels definitely has me beat! :)

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    1. Thanks, it truly was a blast. LOL, yeah, the guy who did the whole thing in heels was pretty awesome. He did better than I would have done walking in heels :)

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  7. Looks like fun! I'm going to sign up for the Color Run in NYC next year!

    www.a-girl-travels.com

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