Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Color Run (aka Social Hour)

Last Saturday, Tonto and I headed south to Austin for The Color Run. This was actually the first one I registered before (prior to even beginning to run at all) so I was really excited. And, overall, it was fun. 

But here are a few things I learned:
1) The Color Run is a misnomer - very few people are running and it's so crowded that it's almost impossible to do so for the entire course.
2) People participating stop to take pictures CONSTANTLY. In fact, they'll even stop you while running and ask you to snap said pics.
3) The course goes off road. And I don't mean a nice, even dirt road. I mean rocks, some of which are so large that they make for treacherous running.
4) This is an awesome race to do with kids.
5) Young children think it's funny to watch adults run.
6) You will get very dirty.
7) The blue will not wash off and you may or may not end up looking like a Smurf.

8) We had the most awesome shirts there, in my opinion.

9) This was not the time to bust out new running shoes. Wowza!

10) I really don't need to take these things so seriously. Very few others do. :-)