Monday, April 22, 2013

Color me Rad "5K" in Mobile

A few days ago we did a Color Me Rad 5K in Mobile at the Fairgrounds.  Essentially it's a normal run, except that (1) it's not timed and (2) they throw colored cornstarch on you during the run and after.  

Here's the before pictures: 

As this took place a few days after the Boston Marathon, me and many others had references to Boston on their person during the run.
The sunglasses come with registration, we bought the scarves on the advice of people online who had done these runs, if you don't block your mouth, you might end up choking on the cornstarch and having a hard time breathing.  That wasn't a major issue during the race. The fanny pack kept our keys and Curtis' pedometer free from cornstarch. 

Here's the after: 

The couple that gets messy together, stays together?

We took advantage of our proximity to a Whataburger to try those burgers for the first time - not bad. 
Overall it was very fun.  It was a questionable distance - I sincerely doubt that the course was actually 3.1 miles.  Most people walked the course but we were able to jog most of it - I loved running on a grass surface. But it was fun to get outside and get messy!

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