The Color Run ReduxPosted: July 23, 2012
Two days after The Color Run, and I’m still washing off color. That’s because I made sure I got well and truly colored. The color I’m dealing with today is all over the stuff I unpacked this morning, things I wore and/or had with me while walking The Color Run. There is so much color to deal with because I figured I might as well go all-in. You don’t have to. If you prefer not to get too much color, stick to the middle. You’ll probably get some color, but not a lot unless the volunteers spreading the colorful cheer are very vigorous and enthusiastic in their duties.
Today’s walk around the pond was short, leisurely, and sans camera. I have enough Color Run photos for today’s post so didn’t feel the need to take more photos just yet.
I’m taking a rest day today. No big walks or rides on the bike. It’s too hot for that anyhow. It is in the 90s again with loads of humidity thickening up the air. We have a 50% chance of rain, but so far it’s all been going south of us.
I’m thrilled at the thought that M and I are not traveling anywhere anytime soon. Well, there might be a quick trip to Pittsburgh next week. No firm decision on that has been made yet.
Getting back to The Color Run… M, our oldest son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughters were waiting for me near the yellow color station. Unfortunately, we managed to miss each other somehow. I didn’t see them. They didn’t see me. I wasn’t paying attention to my cell phone during the race and missed a plethora of messages and texts from them asking for my current location. I finally took out the phone after the big color throw at the finish line, and we got together so the girls could
laugh at see me all colored up.
Once through the finish line, there is a big color throw. We were all given color packets as part of the race package (plus a Color Run t-shirt and headband, along with a race number and wrist band).
I did not take pictures during our color throw. I don’t think the camera would have survived all that colorful powder. The photos are from a later color throw that I went down to watch after meeting up with my family.
I know a couple of you want to see what I looked like after the race.
I didn’t get nearly as much color in my hair as I thought. It should also be noted that the color that I did get in my hair came right out with the first shampooing. The race FAQ warns that those with blonde hair might retain some of the color, but I had no such luck. I wouldn’t mind having rainbow colored hair for a while.
Following the race and getting some photos of the final color throw, I joined my family over at the Jazz & Rib Fest. It was just a short walk (not even half a block) past the Color Run festival area. I have to tell you, a Rib Fest is not a good place for a vegetarian to find some decent food after a 5k. I was hungry and did manage to find a booth selling grilled corn on the cob. M and I had the corn and some fries. That was the best we could do.
Someone should come up with some fast, good vegetarian food that doesn’t involve deep frying for carnivals and festivals. I’m told that defeats the purpose of going to a carnival or festival, but there are some of us who might enjoy such things more if we could find something decent to eat.
That’s it from The Color Run. Thanks for joining me in this silliness. If you’re up for it, look for one in a city near you. It’s an event where you’ll find lots of smiles, plenty of laughter, a healthy dose of conviviality, and tons of color. Some of the money goes to charity (in this case to the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department). You can read more about the Columbus event and watch a video here.