Saturday, April 28, 2012


Ya know, running is not fun for me.  Spencer? He thinks it's all really fun.  Any running I do is just for exercise.

That said, there are some things that have been fun.  Ragnar was fun because it was like a huge slumber party.  The Kiss Me Dirty 5K was just an excuse to go play in the mud.  Today Ashtyn and I and some friends from work (hi, Annette, Janece, and Amber!) did the Color Me Rad 5K.  It was held at UVU.

I heard there were 4,000 participants.  They started us in waves.  Each person got a color packet with their registration.  The color was colored corn starch.  There was blue, turquoise, pink, red, yellow, orange, and green.  So we all got busy throwing color at each other.  Then the "race" started.  During the race there were 5 color stations, where volunteers were manning sprayers (like you use to spray your lawn) with liquid color.  So by the end of the 5K we were big, colorful messes.  At the finish line they had a "color explosion" where you could take your color packet (or buy more), and after the countdown, everyone would throw their color in the air at the same time.  It was so dang cool.  Except it got in your lungs.  But it was still cool.

This run was very family friendly.  Kids under 12 did not have to register (but they didn't get a shirt); so there were lots of families there.  This was not the type of race to enter if you really wanted to run.  It was just good, clean (I'm using the term figuratively here) fun.