Have you ever had a chance to do a Color Run? If not, you are missing out! I had a great time and I got in a good workout 🙂
I benefitted from following some great tips from friends:
1. Wear clothes you won’t mind possibly throwing away. All of my clothes came clean, but my headband and towel still look a mess. I soaked them in Oxyclean, then ran them through the washer with bleach several times, but they are still blue hued. Oh well!)
2. Bring eye protection and a bandana. I wore sunglasses and a bandana around my neck, which I pulled up around my mouth and nose while going through color stations.
3. Leave everything else in the car. Seriously – empty your pockets.
I loved that I ran a 5K and it didn’t really feel like it. There is so much fun to distract you from the … well… tediousness of running. You see the next color station coming up, hear the excitement, and you forget that you are running at all! The party at the end was a good time, too. Think giant outdoor Zumba class with people tossing color into the air while giggling in glee.
Afterward, I went straight home and shook off before walking inside. Then I dumped everything straight in the wash and got myself into a well-deserved warm shower. I was shocked to find color on the strangest places on my body – places I had fully covered with multiple layers of clothing. I was fortunate not to have any in my hair which, as you may have seen, is as blonde as it gets. It would have been days until the color washed out!
I would definitely recommend the Color Run for anyone looking for a challenge and a fun experience. My husband and I have already signed up for the Electric Run in September. What an innovative way to stay motivated and healthy!