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Color RUN Weekend!!! PHOTOS!!

Monday, October 08, 2012

I survived!!!!!

So Saturday morning I was awake at 5:00. I was nervous about being late to my 8:00 Color Run, 45 minutes away from home. V came in and snuggled with me (she does that frequently - it's like she needs to know that I'm still there). Then around 5:30 I got the whole family up and we started getting ready. I greased my hair and face down with Coconut Oil. I donned my white shirt, with my color run numbers attached, and headed out the door. The girls were excited because I gave them my packet of paint powder, and told them they could throw it at me (instead of me throwing it at the finish line).

Cincinnati was INSANE. There were so many people there at 6:45 in the morning. It was mind boggling. It was dark. It was cold (42 degrees). I was supposed to run with a whole group of ladies, but most of them backed out within the last week. But at least I knew I had M and the girls there to cheer me on, that kept me going!!

V, Me and DQ

There were at least 10,000 people at this event... RUNNING. There was music, and items being thrown into the crowd. It truly was a happy event! I was in the 3rd wave of 1000-1500 people being let out the gates. I had my Zombies Run app going and just had a blast. I got painted as much as I could at the color stations. I didn't run the whole thing - I kept getting a stitch in my side and gave into the pain. I speed walked what I didn't run though. I didn't time myself, but I did do 5.5 miles in 65 minutes (according to the Zombies Run App). I was so pumped and full of energy when I got home I couldn't sit still. So I baked cookies for the reunion!!
Here are some more photos!

The girls cheering others on while they waited for me.

Love them!

Finish Line Festivities. It was so crowded here - I couldn't run across the finish line. Only wade through the people and enjoy all the paint tossing.

Me... in my paint spattered glory!

OHHHHH YEAH! Finished!!!!

My Color Run Inspiration. Lost this man to Leukemia a long time ago, and the charity was Leukemia/Lymphoma society. Brought my mom and dad to tears when they saw this. Made them proud of me.

The reunion was fun. Those people scare the hell out of me, but I smiled and held everything together. I'm so glad it's all over for at least 4 years!

I even got a bit of sewing done! I got 1/2 of my corset "boned", and the zipper stitched in on the front instead of the busk enclosure.

I decided to go with a zipper to make it look a bit more "steampunk".

This week will be a real busy one because the McDonalds Peeler fundraiser starts. I have to be at the studio every day M-F from 5:30-7:30 to pass them out to families who want to participate. I am going to try to still get fitness done, though!

Monday: Running
Tuesday: Yoga
Wednesday: Pilates
Thursday: Running
Friday: Yoga
Saturday: Pilates
Sunday: Running

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CBAILEYC 10/9/2012 3:51PM

    Great pictures! It sounds like you had a good time.

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SARASMILING 10/9/2012 6:31AM

    I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!!!! That is so awesome!!! And it looks like SOOO much fun! emoticon

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AGK3112 10/8/2012 10:59PM

    Nice pictures. Looks like you had fun..Have a wonderful upcoming week

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IYA_EKUNDAYO 10/8/2012 10:47PM

    Looks like you had a BLAST! That is what life is all abut anyway right?

I enjoyed this blog. Thanks for posting it. It made me happy.

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JCARDINAL 10/8/2012 5:36PM

    Looks like you had a blast!! Love your cheering section! Congratulations!! emoticon

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 10/8/2012 4:53PM

    Awesome girl friend!! You look beautiful!


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DEZZIEJAMES 10/8/2012 2:52PM

    Edit: I don't think the Zombie Run App calculated my time or miles correctly... there is no way I did 11 minute miles.... No way at all.

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PARASELENIC 10/8/2012 2:44PM

    That run looks like so much fun! Way to go!

Also: what are you using for the boning in your corset? I have an old one that was boned with metal and I need to replace it (the metal keeps breaking through the fabric and cutting me up-- horrible), so I need good replacement ideas!

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POOKASLUAGH 10/8/2012 2:43PM

    Sounds like a blast, and wow you were going FAST!! Congrats!

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CK-DUBYA 10/8/2012 1:15PM

    Way to go! Congrats! It looks like a fun race!

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TALULAX- 10/8/2012 1:08PM

    emoticon I knew you could do it! It looked like so much fun. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CYALE76 10/8/2012 12:23PM

    Glad you enjoyed it !! The girls look like they were having fun cheering others on !

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RAMONAFLOWERZ 10/8/2012 11:07AM

    The color run is a favorite here... So much fun!

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SEXBOBOMB 10/8/2012 11:01AM

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Good for you on finishing (even if the finish line was crowded)!

I've committed to doing the Color Run this year as well (my city's is in March), so it was awesome to read about how you prepped for the event. Is the coconut oil to prevent the powder from staining your skin or hair?

Comment edited on: 10/8/2012 11:02:16 AM

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CHEETARA79 10/8/2012 10:39AM

    Very cool! You look great.

I am literally jealous of how fast you run. I am soooo slooooowww.

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WONDERJOLIE 10/8/2012 10:28AM

    I've been wanting to do the color run! can't wait until it comes my way.
Glad you have fun

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KATIEM929 10/8/2012 10:03AM

    How fun! What a great experience! emoticon

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