|before and after|
i had a blast running the happiest 5K on the planet this past weekend. i wasn't sure if i was going to actually do it until the evening before because my original "team" of nearly 10 had dwindled to just me. i was pretty bummed when everyone else dropped out (life happens) but i decided that i should just enjoy the adventure anyhow. i'm really glad i did.
it was great getting to know them while we waited to start. and we enjoyed pointing out all of the fun costumes and super cute little kids running around. i ended up not bringing Saraya because although she's accompanied me to races before, there's an added challenge of being alone with a toddler and a stroller with only porta potties. plus, it's easier to run without the stroller too. i didn't achieve a personal record or anything (had to stop a few times to make sure i got a good douse of color) but it was still a faster run than i would have had with the stroller.
|look at those bright and clean shirts!|
|there were so many fun costumes like this wedding party...|
|and this kilt made from a military uniform|
|white balloons for the start|
|color balloons for the finish of course|
|my personal packet of color|
|lots of color being tossed in the air at the finish festival|
|this is actually post wiping my mouth and drinking some water|
|glad i wore sunglasses!|
|gangnam style celebrating|