Saturday my mom and I did the Denver Color Run. The race wasn't timed, and to keep it fun, we ran it together at her pace with 2 minutes walking/1 minute running ratio. It was a fun way to kick off a busy day, outlined in yesterday's post
We had our alarms set for 5:15 because the light rail runs only every 30 minutes on the weekend, and we wanted to get to Union Station with enough time to walk to Coors Field. The ride took about 45 minutes, and Coors Field is only a couple blocks down from the station. We had to walk around to the other side of the stadium coming from Union Station since the parking lot was not only the staging area, but it also had some of the course.
The starting line was open from 8 to 8:45, and my mom and I started a little after 8 with some rolling waves. There were 4 color stations, yellow, pink, purple, and green, and a foam station was between the purple and green stations. We walked through all of the stations so we wouldn't slip on the colored powder, or the bubbles and foam. No point in getting hurt during a fun 5k, especially with training starting this week. The difficult part after each station was breathing. There was some much powder in the air, it was hard to not inhale the stuff. Despite my best efforts, I still felt the powder on my teeth.
The powder also got everywhere. It was easy to brush it off, but once it was in the clothes, those certainly needed to be washed. When we got home, I chose the heavy duty setting on my washer, and the clothes came out clean. The powder got on my torso, neck, face, ears... I had to scrub pretty good in the shower, and even then I needed to use my Clean and Clear face cleanser. Yellow powder came out when I blew my nose after the race, and then my q-tips have been getting yellow powder out of my right ear!
I don't know if I would do this again, but it was certainly a fun race to do. We did get bling, and now my medal hanger is full. That means I can look at other designs and put one on my Christmas list.
Tuesdays on the Run with Patty, Erika, and Marcia.