Every time I check one off the list, I feel grateful for the Kodak moments that didn’t kill me.
You see no one ever tells you that when planning a Bucket List Adventure or a Sandbox List Adventure sometimes the stress of the entire mission leads to moments of anxiety, fatigue and eventually gray hair. But in the end the awesomeness of it all outweighs the little setbacks you encountered along the way.
And this is what happened … the crankiness of being woken up at the crack of dawn, the traffic along the way, the crowds at the parking lot, and the delays of the starting line all melted away when they heard the music and our New Balance shoes started moving. This weekend The Guats took on The Happiest 5K on the planet … The Color Run.
We picked up our gear early and were ready to let our awesome out … even got stickers for my Little Guats.
Once we got there we began warming up … The Color Run is the only race I know where the warm up is a Zumba Fest with prizes.
The Little Guat decided to join the warm-up festivities and was a hit with the crowd. She definitely had the music in her.
The warm-up was followed up with a jam session. They wanted to get pumped up for the race.
And then the countdown began …
BOOM! They saw the sign and the adrenaline pushed them up the hill. They completely forgot about the incline as soon as they saw colors.
Ready to get splashed …
Once we were soaked in blue, my son got the hang of it and decided to lead the way through all the colors. His sister didn’t seem to need the stroller any more.
In the end, yellow was our last stop and the kids felt proud to be covered with all the colors of the rainbow.
We finally crossed the finish line and my kids were ecstatic about the confetti … and all the high-fives they were getting.
My son showing off his victory colors at the end.
My daughter couldn’t get enough color. Here she is getting her paint packets ready for the finish line celebration.
This was one of their favorite parts of the race. In the end I felt like Rainbow Brite … but a badass Rainbow Brite … the kind who was able to check off a Bucket List Adventure with her family and celebrate it in Guat style.