Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Color Run!

This past weekend we made a road trip to Kansas City for The Color Run!

Our little Road-Tripper! She's such an awesome traveler buddy!!
Showing off her new road-trip shoes ;)
We arrived in KC around 7ish, and we all were ready for dinner and the hotel room!  My sis-in-law, her parents, and my nieces had arrived earlier that day and they were at TomFooleries (on the Plaza) for dinner and said there wasn't a wait, so we high-tailed it there so we could eat semi-quickly, especially since the kiddo was fading semi-quickly.  :)

"Why are you taking pictures of me?"
"If you're gonna take pictures of me, I'm gonna take pictures of you."
 If you remember our last "getaway" from hell,  you'll understand when I say I was kind of apprehensive about our hotel.  We booked through Priceline and got an awesome deal at the Marriott on the Plaza.  What a relief to walk into a super nice room!! The pictures don't do it justice.  Thank you Jesus for a great experience! :)
This bed was ah-mazing!

Hey look! The toilet isn't leaking! Already a "win" compared to our last trip ;)
Well, we tried this for about 15 minutes... I thought maybe she was tired enough to fall asleep quickly... But after multiple whacks in the head from her to us, she was confined to her pack-n-play.
Bib placement

It's so early!
 We arrived at Arrowhead Stadium about 7am... Good thing this wasn't a timed event, because it was a pretty restless night for the little girlie and myself.

My running partner and sis-in-law Megan!
That's a looooot of people
They let us start in waves of 1,000 people... I think we were wave 8.  So finally at about 8:30 (the race started at 7:30) our wave was sent off! 

Between Saturday and Sunday, The Color Run had 40,000 runners!
Coming up on a color station!
The blue station is up yonder!
After the race, but before the huge color throw!
At the end of the race, the runners got corralled in a huge area, and every 15 minutes they would have a huge color explosion!  In our race packets we got a packet of color to throw (I'm holding mine in the picture below).  You could either throw it up in the air of throw it on someone... I got ahead of myself and threw it up in the air... Megan threw her pink on me. :)
Our phone pictures didn't turn out too well since they were in ziploc baggies... But I'm liking the purple haze. :)
Before the explosion.
LOVE this picture!! Megan, myself, and Megan's mom Ann. :)

See that pink mustache?  Yeah, I did too for the next 24 hours.

Since the girlie didn't sleep well the night before, and Chris said that she pushed her stroller ALL over the parking lot while I was running/jogging/walking, she was exhausted!  Asleep before we even left the parking lot. :)
Yep, that's classy right there
 After the run, we headed back to the hotel for me to get cleaned up... Well, as much as possible.

At least I'll never see those people from the hotel,

or Arthur Bryants restaurant,

or the gas station ever again. 

Maybe they thought that I really like pink Kool-Aid.

1 comment:

  1. This looks fun. I seriously need to do this next time. :)

    (Also, so glad you had a good Priceline experience! We have been VERY PLEASED every time we've used Priceline!!!)