Run #3 is in the books, and it was the most colorful of them all. It was, the Color Run, after all.
The Color Run isn't your typical run. You get hit with color powder, and you're not timed at all. It is advertised as the #Happiest5K. I concur.
This is #TeamFIYAH before the race. You know, wearing our clean, white T-shirts. We started the race right outside of AT&T Park, then continuing into the park around the warning track, and out again onto the Embarcadero. We lucked out incredibly with the weather. There was heavy rain overnight and into the early morning, but it was pretty clear when we were out there. The only downside was that it was really windy, but hey, I'll take wind over rain for this type of race!
Throughout the race, there are color zones, such as this, with volunteers ready to throw colored powder at you. The first one was blue, located right before Bay Bridge. I was excited because the blue was so bright and nice, but only got disappointed because I barely got hit! However, my friend went back when we turned around after the yellow zone, grabbed a handful of powder, and spread (or smacked, really) it on us.
There were five zones total: blue, yellow, pink, orange, sparkle. Here we are right after the pink zone, to show you the madness behind us, and on us. Pink and orange were the craziest, but it really depends on how into it the volunteers are.
After the pink zone, we ran back into AT&T Park, up the ramps and around the concourse. Many stopped to take pictures, as they did in the warning track, but we just kept going, sensing that we are getting close to being done. (Plus, AT&T Park? Practically a home for us!)
And, so... for the aftermath...
White shirt? WHAT WHITE SHIRT? Pants? Shoes? Hair? FACE? Nothing was the same! Luckily, most of the colors came off our clothes. We're still working on our shoes though.
Tips for future Color Runners? Wear shoes you don't really care (but make sure they are comfortable -- whether you run, jog, walk, it IS 5k after all). Wear sunglasses. Run in a team, or with friends -- it only makes it that much HAPPIER.
This was the last run of the year for me. As I continue to seek the motivation to run, perhaps my goal next year is to do at least three runs total. We'll see!