April 27, 2012

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Yeah. I know. There’s a million pictures here (and a video), okay, not a million, but you know what I mean. It was just too fun and too pretty of a race to not share a grip load of pictures, so here you go and tons more here. The video was made by my friend Lance who was our team leader. He’s an athletic dude who runs at least one race a month.

If there’s a Color Run coming to a city near you, do it. Seriously. It’s a pretty happy place to be. I think it pretty well beat out Disneyland for the happiest place in Orange County last Sunday. I felt cheated because it didn’t feel like much of a 5k at all. We ran the whole time and when we were done, it went by so fast and we were having a blast that we didn’t want it to end. Really though, half of the people we passed by as we were running, weren’t running, so I don’t think you need to run to be part of this.

Next year, Ben is going to fast walk this (he’s got bad knees from playing sports when he was younger) and True and Brave are going to join in for sure. Brave had fun dancing with the crowds at the end. I think this kind of thing is right up her alley. It was really like a big, giant party and everyone was so excited. There was dancing and a whole lot of color and I think those things make a great combination.

I must say that in the car, on the way to the race, I was pee in my pants nervous. I was really afraid I might. This was my first race and I didn’t know what to expect. My sister and I ran this with a team and Ben’s cousin was on the team too. Most of the others on the team, we just met for the first time on Sunday and they were a pretty rad team to be with. Our team name was Color Me Radd.

I think The Color Run makes me expect all 5k’s to be this fun and I have a feeling they aren’t. I do want to do the Foam Fest coming up in May, if our family calendar is clear that day. Anyone in SoCal want to join that with me? We might be running this as a team again. And now I want to do a 10k and work my way to a half marathon. There’s a half marathon in October and I’m contemplating joining. Not sure though, 13 miles is a lot of miles. Would love to do a marathon, but that’s like running from my house to my mom’s house and not sure if I could do it. We’ll see. I’ll take it slow, but I think The Color Run was a good place to start. Heck, I’m even thinking of joining the Zombie RunΒ in October, but that makes me really scared. Zombies chasing me?!! Oh my! Lance already started a team for that. I tell you, he’s hardcore when it comes to this race stuff.

Anyone else do the color run or have plans to do one near you? It really is bomb dot com.

p.s. to rinse the color off, take an ice cold shower. like as cold as you can take it and you will have no problems. and yes, i am wearing my tumbleweeds handcrafted sunglasses.

p.p.s. foam fest is may 26th in temecula. if you are thinking of joining, let me know! it’s on sale here.


  • BBC says:

    you've inspired me to try this out! i'm SOOO not a runner, but this looks like way too much fun!

  • magnolia says:

    the video is SO SO amazing, full of life. oh gosh i want to do this so much, problem is: i think there is no color run in austria πŸ™ meeeh

  • Rima says:

    when and where is the foam fest run? I probably wanna go. Let me check my schedule. I wanna join ur team!

  • This is AMAZING!!! We (the familia) are going to do the San Diego run and hopefully get the rest of our family and friends to join. I can't run to save my life, but I'll run for this! Thanks for sharing, I would've never known about this.

    AAAA! I'm so excited!!!!

  • Linda Park says:

    hell to the no

  • elissa says:

    yes! i have to send this post to my sister. she was thinking about doing the chicago one this summer. how fun!

  • Valerie says:

    Yeah, this has me so excited for the Color Run I'm running in June in Kansas City, MO. Fun!

  • angela says:

    I would love to do a color run! The foam fest looks hard!

  • Ange says:

    I really love this post. That video rocked!! So I have a quick question, what type of stroller is that? I have 3 little tiny kids like you and am pregnant and I need a stroller like that!!! thanks! angellsworth at gmail com

  • lidia says:

    this looks like so much fun!
    lovely pictures (:

  • BBC says:

    do you know if strollers are allowed? thanks!

  • Miss K says:

    I'm sad that the Atlanta one happened and I didn't know about it. Another time, I guess.

    PS. Your younger sister is adorable!

  • Julie Watson says:

    Oh My Goodness, that video made me SO HAPPY! My husband and another couple friend of ours just decided to do a race together…and this is so going to be our first one. We live in Charlotte, NC and it's coming here this Oct. Thanks so much for the inspiration. What fun colorful photos:)

  • Jean says:

    OMG! I AM SAD B/C THE ONE BY ME IS AT IT'S MAX πŸ™ WOW! I so wanted to do this!! It does look like fun!!! I'll have to keep updated for next year! I kept seeing these on the web, too.. the color run. and we don't have the foam run in my state πŸ™ oh well….. they have other runs, too!

    your video makes me so happy, this post does. thanks for sharing!! πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer J. says:

    That looks so fun!! I love all the bright colors together.

    Loved the video.

  • sharyl says:

    i'm more of a walker/jogger (mostly walker). so when i saw that the Color run doesn't really require you to run I was so ready to sign up….but it was SOLD OUT! oh well there's always next year. pls tell me there would be one next year?! Awesome pics btw!

  • Anne says:

    Okay, just a warning. Races are a lot of fun but they are not at all this type of fun. I love it and I'm a running addict, but the races I've done have quite a different vibe from this race. πŸ™‚ You will have a lot of serious runners wanting to get good times and potentially dealing with injuries around you that will not be this type of jovial after the finish line. It is FUN though, but a very different, addicted to adrenaline, runners high type of fun. Just a heads up! πŸ™‚

  • Ashley says:

    I felt the same way! I ran it in Atlanta and hardly noticed I was getting a workout! The various color stations give you something to look forward to!

  • Allie says:

    I think I will register for the one near me! It looks so fun! I have seen so many pictures of people with the biggest smiles on their faces during this event. I'm excited! Thanks for posting about it!

  • Cassie says:

    These pictures are awesome! So excited to be doing this in Portland in Sept!!

  • Justine says:

    I'm doing the color run in Portland in late September! I can't wait after seeing your pictures! P.S did you change before you got in the car to go home? Did the color get everywhere?!

  • jem jemmy says:

    it was SOOOOOOOO MUCH FUN!! I thinking about doing the SD one too. My sister missed out big time πŸ™‚

  • heidi says:

    What a crazy idea!:) I regret we have nothing like that in Poland!

    PS. P&T buggies are the best! we've got a red one;)

  • I LOVE THE IDEA!!! The Colour Run for every city in every coutry all over the world!!!
    Hugs from France!

  • Sarah says:

    yay! looks like fun… i had never heard of the zombie race… both are coming to my state this winter! woohoo! signing up for sure!

  • my roommate & i just trained for a half (i had never played sports in high school & was only running about 3 miles at a time before we started training). & it really wasn't that bad/that big of a deal. the biggest issue (especially for a mommy) is just that it's time consuming, especially when you build up to running like 10 miles. we ran 3 days, swam 2 days, rested 2 days & it really worked for us. i'm not really interested in a marathon (too much physical wear & tear), but a half is really fun & rewarding! especially if you have a training/race buddy.

  • gail says:

    OMG that looks like so much fun! So joyful…I love seeing the colors and everyone's smiling faces!

  • Eunice says:

    Yay!!! I was at the same Color Run ( πŸ™‚ It's so fun to see everyone's colorful photos and SO MANY SMILES haha, smiles are the shi-bam!

    I'm so glad you had fun and am TOTALLY eyeing your Tumbleweeds sunglasses, and this may be tmi but I'm still trying to get red paint totally out of my ear!!! πŸ™‚

  • Jetβ™₯ says:

    wauw awesome pics!

  • I LOVE those photos!

  • Taylor says:

    This almost makes me want to start running, but only to do this. Because otherwise I hate running so hard! I want to go. I love your pictures. How fun!

  • astr!d says:

    i am in love with this whole powder color thing! and what a cool idea for a marathon!!! i love it! this was really fun to watch!

  • jozen says:

    YAY YAY YAY YAY RUBY! you did it! looks like so much fun! we were thinking of doing the color run in seattle for my sister's stagette in august.

    ps. the shoes are from anthro, purchased last year for ridiculous price of $20.00… couldn't pass them up!

  • jozen says:

    ps. what 1/2 marathon are you thinking of doing in october? my sisters and i didn't get into the nike 1/2 in san fran (it's so popular they do a random draw for that) so i'm looking to do one in ocotber.

    • Rubyellen says:

      thinking about the long beach half. not sure. i'm nervous about the training. though i do eventually want to do it. you coming down?

  • Evani says:

    These pics make me so excited to do my color run in August!!! πŸ™‚

  • Oh my goodness this looks like a blast πŸ™‚ The powder idea is super cool. Definitely camera friendly πŸ˜‰

  • I've never heard of this before! Looks like SO much fun!!!

  • Ruby,

    Hi Hun! Can I ask what kind of lens you use for your photos, majority of the time? You take amazing pictures!

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