WOW!!!!! What a day today has been already!!! Today was a great day because I had the chance to run the Colour Me Rad 5k race today with some AMAZING gal pals of mine!!
My friend Elyse came down to the big city from London, ON yesterday for the race and we got to hang out and go out last night to, where else, but Williams Landing! It was BUMPING and so much fun and we met up with some other friends there. We didn't get home until really late and I was a bit worried that it was going to make today brutal, but it didn't at all!!
|Before the race! :)|
It was soooo hot outside. We were making our way towards the race start and I had already started perspiring. Seriously. I had sweat running down my back before the race even started. Eventually we made our way to the start line and got ready to tackle the 5km! We kind of split up the group. The "fast" group was Katy, Emily and Michelle and then us slow pokes (Me, Davida and Elyse lol) were behind by a couple of minutes. It was nice to run with Elyse and Davida and chat the whole time. I loved getting to know Davida who I had only ever communicated with via social media or text message.... she's SO cool. I can't wait to spend more time with her when she FINALLY moves downtown :).
|Group photo before the race started, and before we got colour bombed!|
|Emily, Katy, Elyse & Davida pre-race!|
|Getting ready to get COLOURFUL!|
|This is what we were looking forward to :)|
|Getting sprayed with colour via a fire extinguisher.|
|The fast group coming in for the win!|
|Michelle coming through the cloud of colour.|
|Me. Colour to the face lol.|
|The slow group at the end!!!|
|The whole group of us at the end!|
|Me and Michelle :)|
|En route back to the car. Perfect photo ops.|
|Cupcake cheers to a GREAT race!!|
And then realized how colourful my appendages were...
We sat on huge beach towels to get home... thank god Elyse packed them!! What a life saver. As soon as I got home I hit the showers. I was sticky from the corn starch and sweaty as hell since it was so hot out. I will admit that I got some nice colour on my arms from the sunshine - which is always a plus!! I also noticed how the blue and purple "colours" stain skin. Thank god Elyse got it off her face. She had blue ALL OVER her face... I think I did that by accident. Oops :).
I'm so excited to do our next colour run!!! It was so nice meeting Davida for the first time as well and catching up with the other gals (who I had met before obviously). I was glad to introduce Elyse to the group as well... she was surprised when I told her I had met all the gals through blogging, but hey - that's just another super awesome thing about blogging :)
Q: What was the highlight of your weekend??
Q: Did you race? Which race did you do?
PS - Elyse said she wants to run a full marathon.... so NOW I'm holding her to it because she's an amazing runner and would be amazing at it (she just did her first half in 1:44 - NUTS!!!)