Warning: Picture-heavy post!
Last Sunday, my family and I participated in the 2012 Seattle Color Run, a charity 5K that travels around to different cities. Nowadays--thanks to Pinterest--most people have heard about this gem of an activity, but pretty much you start in all white and then end the race drenched in colored powder all over you. Seattle actually sold out the quickest out of all the Color Runs, which goes to show how much fun everybody anticipates it to be. Let me tell you, it did not let any of my expectations down! I had a blast with my family exercising and getting messy!
The day started out with a 6:20am ferry from Bremerton (where my parents live) to Seattle, which would have been horribly early had I not had my favorite Baylor supporter with me for the ride. Sic 'em!
We registered as a team since it was cheaper per person and mom titled us The Great Lakes since we're awesome and our last name is Lake. ;) To be even more fantastic, I made us matching t-shirts (don't be too impressed; they were puffy painted) for the day. Considering we needed white t-shirts and we were unsure if the color would wash out, we figured cheap matching shirts wouldn't be a bad idea.
(Ava's nickname was "Puddles" and she was 1/3, Kayden was "Mud Puddles" and was 1/2).
We met up before the 5K with my parents' besties, Larry and Cheryl, and their daughter/son-in-love Amanda and Chad (you may recognize Amanda from her blog!).
Sandra's awesome photography at work: here's my brother practically dying at the end of the race. To give him credit, I don't think he's ever run 3 miles before and he stuck with me the whole time. We finished in about 32 minutes, which is about a 10 minute mile. Impressive, right? Way to go, Scotty!
How I felt after the race:
Seattle's always gorgeous, but it's even prettier decorated in color.
Tons and tons of color!
After the run, we met up again with the Rodgers to take some photos. Ava is not having it, but the rest of us completely enjoyed the messiness!
My fam, all nice and messy.
I was pretty glad my face didn't end up too messy, until I took off my sunglasses and realized that I had orange everywhere that made me look like a bad self-tanning user. At least I'm happier than the lady behind me, right?
And that's the story of the Lake family's experience at the Seattle Color Run! Of course, as per tradition, we had to take a jumping photo. Special shout out to my mother who participated in her first jumping photo in years after getting her hip replaced in February!
Have you ever participated in a Color Run? I'm telling you, it's probably the easiest 5K ever because you forget you're running (although Scott's memory of the Seattle hills would disagree).