And whoops I got too excited at the beginning and ran too fast. And also whoops I kind of stopped running for three weeks before hand because it is HOT in Brooklyn these days, friends. So it was not necessarily the running victory we've been aiming for since April. But it WAS a super fun day with my friends in which we took nine million pictures, which I love.
And when we finally reached exit 11S on the Belt Parkway we sat in a line of other crazy people also dressed in all white. And also wigs? Which Ashley hated and had a mild panic attach about.
FEAR not though, we finally arrived! And proceeded to take hundreds of "Before" shots!
Also there was a pile of snow and a man with very short shorts.
Then we made sure our numbers were on and we lined up at the start! And somehow we ended up at the very front of our group? Ashley (who is a real life runner) says that sometimes they put you in a pen so you stay with your group. Thankfully we were not penned because that would have totally freaked me out.
And then we started running!
If you're not familiar with The Color Run, here's the basic premise: every kilometer of the race volunteers throw colored powered on you. At the end of the race, there is a big party where you throw your own packet of colored powder into the air. Everyone does it at once so its one giant poof of color. Needless to say, things get a little bit messy.
This is Ashley after our first color (yellow)...things are still looking relatively clean at this point!
Here's Alyssa and Jared after our third kilometer!
And then this happened.
And then we looked like this.
Fiance didn't even run and he wasn't safe!
Your iPhone will not be safe, you guys! Don't worry though because a Clorox wipe gets it all off.
And in case you needed a more obvious comparison. Thanks to Brian for these (go to his awesome website, you guys!)
All in all, I would highly recommend it.