The rainy Color Run

 

 Happy Friday!! So a couple of weeks ago I ran what has been one of the best races I’ve run. This was The Color Run. I had been wanting to run this race FOREVER. A week before my birthday I decided to run it as my birthday race since it was the very next day. This was before I realized that it would be raining for 4 days straight in AZ. I’m talking some good rain too, not just some sprinkles. Anyway the morning of the race I got up and changed and I kept looking outside trying to decide if I should bail. My friend Dani was supposed to run it with me but had some issues with traffic and didn’t make it. I decided I wasn’t going to skip out on my birthday run even though I was already feeling a little sick.

So off we went into the dark, rainy and super wet morning.

 

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By the time we made it to the starting line both of our feet were soaked. With every step I could feel the water coming out of my shoes. haha.

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I decided to wear my Hot Chocolate 15k jacket because I wanted to protect myself a little bit at least.

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I loved my socks, I bought them at packet pick up.

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They had different starting times for the race. I signed up for the earliest one which was at 7:30 am. I’m more of an early riser so the earlier the better.

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I didn’t take my camera with me. I didn’t want it to slip with my wet hands. But I felt so great during the race. I dont’ know what my pace was or my time because I didn’t wear my Garmin but I had so much fun. I’m sure it would have been more awesome running it with someone but the rain and wetness just made it better. I had never ran in the rain like that before. I’ve run with some sprinkles but feeling the rain hitting your face was kind of cool. There were times I could barely see because it was falling hard and I was soaked but I really think that’s what made the race even cooler.

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Oh and I ended up taking my jacket off before the 1st color. I thought to myself…I came here to get colored and I’m not going to get colored with this jacket. So I took it off.

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I had a blast and would definitely run this race again. My bugsie was there as always supporting me even though it was freezing and wet outside. 🙂

Oh and that was on a Saturday. That Sunday evening I started to feel really sick. I spent the following week sick with the flu and an ear infection. Maybe not my smartest idea to run the race…who knows but I still had a lot of fun.

Question: Have you ever ran a race in the rain?

Betty

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One comment on “The rainy Color Run

  1. courtney says:

    i’m so jealous, this race looks so fun! and i love your socks!

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