How about Color? Is Color a good sunscreen?

I sure hope it is. It’s so pretty, I would make sure to put it on before going out in the sun. Who am I kidding? I want to be covered in color every day. It is way more fun than being covered in mud.

A couple of weekends ago, I met my friend Jenna (you know, the blonde one?) in Kansas City for The Color Run. With temperatures expected to reach the triple digits a few hours into the day, the nice folks at The Color Run bumped up the start time an hour to try to keep everyone cool. Which meant that we were up and at ’em, dressed in white at the crack of 5:30. Luckily our hotel was directly across the street from the race route around the sports complex, home of the Chiefs and Royals.

We ran. People threw (and doused and dumped) color on us at different intervals on our journey to the finish line. After each one, we had a conversation. Jenna: “Did I get colored now?” Me: “No. Not at all.” Jenna: “What the heck?” After the third time, I shoved her in front of a volunteer holding a five-gallon bucket of color and implored him, “Hey! Can you help my friend out? She REALLY, REALLY needs some color.”  He smiled and Jenna finally got her color. Little did we know, alllll of the color is at the after-party.

From there, I’ll let the pictures do the talking. I now have a purple-tinted Nikon as a memento of the day and I don’t mind at all.

Top: Jenna. Before and after the post-race party. Bottom: Don’t be jealous of my dance moves. Or my shades. They still have mud on them from Warrior Dash.

Seriously. I want to stay like that forever. Especially the hair.

I’m not going to lie, I laughed as I watched her come coughing out of this yellow cloud two minutes later. That’s what real friends do.

Top Left: I FREAKING LOVE COLOR.  Top Right: The fallout from a KC Chiefs Color Throw: left side had red, the right had yellow.

Middle Left: This couple impressed me. They loved color too. Middle Right: Don’t laugh. 🙂  There’s a child taking a picture of his parents kissing. (UM, AWKWARD?) There’s also some random girl whipping her hair back and forth in the background. I love people.

Bottom Left: He called his girlfriend to the stage and the crowd, knowing exactly what was about to happen, burst into cheers immediately. Of course, he proposed. She said yes. More cheers! Bottom Right: Hugs all around for the happy couple!

 

Left: This is how you start cleaning up after The Color Run. They have people with leaf blowers. Seriously. Right: Back at the hotel to start cleaning up. We then went to IHOP for Red Velvet Pancakes. Color Run success.

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