It's been a while, as usual. I just wanted to fill you in on this past weekend. I had the opportunity to run a 5k this past weekend. It was a special 5k though, called The Color Run.
The Color Run was amazing!!! For those of you who don't know, The Color Run is a 5k, and at each kilometer, they throw a different colored powder on you! There's a yellow station, pink station, orange station, and blue station. Then at the very end you have your own packet of color that you get to throw on yourself/others. In our group we had pink, orange, purple, and blue. This was by far the most fun thing I have ever done. It truly is the happiest 5k on the planet!
The other great thing about this run was that I had my own goal as well. This race was literally for fun. There was no official time or anything (which is good because there were over 15,000 people there). However, my personal goal was to run the whole thing. Originally my goal was to do it in 30 minutes, but when people are throwing colored powder on you, you really want to get as much as possible, which means a little bit of walking. So I changed my goal to 36 minutes. And you know what? Even with the walking at each color (there was a little bit of a back up at each one), I did it, with the help of my friends in just about 35 minutes!!!
My friend Robyn and I made matching shirts that said "When life hands you color... run with it!" on the front and it had our nicknames and a quatrafoil on the back. Robyn got to do this with me because one of my other friends dropped out. There was also a team of law school students doing it, but 3 of the 4 of them dropped out. So since we had some open spots, we got another law student to join us and then my mom and her friend got to do it as well. Robyn had some of her friends doing it too. So when we started, there was about 10 of us starting together. We split up pretty quickly because myself and the two law students were trying to run the whole thing, which we did, with the encouragement of each other.
I wish I had gotten some pictures while we were running, but I was concerned for my phone and camera. However, I did get some good pictures at the beginning and end.
Basically as soon as I got done running and throwing color on everyone in sight, I went back to Robyn's house and grabbed a shower. It took about 25 minutes to scrub all the color off, and I still missed some, but it eventually all came off. As soon as I got out, I drove home to Oxford, got changed for the Grove, and headed out. In the span of 3 hours I finished the Color Run, showered, drove to Oxford, and went to the Grove. It was pretty awesome.
I enjoyed the Grove (tailgating) this week. We played Auburn, and beat them!!! It was our first Conference win in about 2 years, so needless to say, Ole Miss fans were pretty excited. The game was at 11:20 am, so we had the whole afternoon in the Grove on a beautiful day. That evening Kevin and I went out for a late dinner with friends. I pretty much crashed after that. I had gotten up at 6:45 that morning and run a 5k. Hahaha.
Today was spent watching football and reading for class. Pretty boring. However, for your enjoyment, I'm including some pics from the Color Run below. Have a great week!
Robyn and I before the race.
The back of our shirts.
Me, Haley, and Katie (law students)
Mom and I before the race.
Running through the first color (yellow)
Mom and her friend running through the second color (pink)
Robyn and I at the end of the race.
Mom and I at the end of the race.
Haley, Katie, and I throwing our colors at the end.
Me, Haley, and Katie at the end.
We made it!!!!