Feeling Like Rainbow Brite … But A Badass Rainbow Brite

23 Jun

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 ready to let our awesome out ... even got stickers for my Little Guats.

We picked up our gear early and were ready to let our awesome out … even got stickers for my Little Guats.

 

The only race that I know where the warm up is a Zumba Fest with prizes.

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 Little Guat decided to join the warm-up festivities and was a hit with the crowd. She definitely had the music in her.

 

They decided to jam a little in order to get pumped up for the race.

The warm-up was followed up with a jam session. They wanted to get pumped up for the race.

 

The countdown begins ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

 

Feeling pretty good after our final color splash and ready to hit the finish line.

In the end, yellow was our last stop and the kids felt proud to be covered with all the colors of the rainbow.

 

When we finally crossed the finish line my kids were ecstatic about the confetti ... and all the high-fives they were getting.

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 colors at the end.

My son showing off his victory colors at the end.

 

Hanging out at the end of the race and getting our paint packets ready for the celebration.

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.

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.

 

 

 

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8 Responses to “Feeling Like Rainbow Brite … But A Badass Rainbow Brite”

  1. anotherday2paradise June 24, 2014 at 7:46 AM #

    Wow, so much colour, TG. The kids obviously loved every minute. Congrats to you all on the 5K. Awesome! 🙂

    • The Guat June 26, 2014 at 11:11 PM #

      Thanks! They had a really good time. I was worried because the beginning was a rough start, everything taking too long for a kindergarteners level of patience but once we got started it was all good. 🙂

  2. brickhousechick June 24, 2014 at 12:26 PM #

    They really are right for calling it the happiest 5K around!! Who wouldn’t fee happy with all that colorful fun. Love them playing the drums. 🙂

    • The Guat June 26, 2014 at 11:16 PM #

      Dude it was very awesome. And they were jamming on those drum during the pre-race warmup. I thought they were gonna jam it at the end too with all the paint but they chose to hang out when it rained paint. 🙂 Very fun we’ll probably do it again next year 🙂

  3. peacelovegreatcountrymusic June 25, 2014 at 10:56 PM #

    That is the most fun looking event ever! Nothing good like that ever happens here. Our recent tornado and a meth lab blowing up are the most exertion anyone has seen in ages in these parts.

    • The Guat June 26, 2014 at 11:19 PM #

      It was so cool. We all had a really good time and the kids shook off the morning crankiness as soon as the colors began splashing. It made running fun, something that rarely happens. 🙂 But yeah … no tornado here but I’m sure there’s a meth lab waiting to blow up. You’re funny 🙂

  4. Jessica | Defining Wonderland July 4, 2014 at 10:29 AM #

    I’m so glad you did the Color Run. I ran my first one last October and had so much fun, I’m already signed up for my local one this October. I can’t wait and you’re right, the color party at the end (I called it the Color Pit) was my favorite part too. I ended up looking like a Smurf for days. 🙂

    • The Guat July 8, 2014 at 12:39 AM #

      Duuuuuuuuuude wasn’t it amazingly fun! The color pit and the music afterward was so much fun. We let our freak flags fly…it was awesome. It was the first time we did that and both of my kids loved it. They are already asking when the next one is gonna be.

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