June 8, 2012

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The Foam Fest is my second run and we ran it as team “Bad to the Foam”. It was a 5k, but it wasn’t constant running because there were a whole lot of hills, like steep hills and steep downhills, and some waiting in line for the foamy stuff. Overall though, this was a fun run and it is best done with good company (like sexytay and new friends… hi angela!) and with Ben (and Melody) watching from the sidelines. This definitely was good practice to see how I would do on an obstacle course race filled with water and mud. I think I feel slightly more ready for the Zombie Run, but I am still so nervous about that one. Good thing it’s in October and not tomorrow.

Lance, my friend who made the video, does tons of these races that I think he should turn this into a career of sorts… you never know. Enjoy the video, it’s good and you will wish you were part of our team! Oh and watch us on the tube crossing here, the end is funny! See the last run here.

on me: bandana, ben’s. ripped up shirt and vest, thrifted. iron-on, made by ben. boy shorts & board shorts c/o lime ricki (can’t see them under the board shorts). shoes, old new balances.

p.s. just curious, anyone do the zombie run yet? it has already started touring on the east coast. if you have, let me know because i have a question for you!

23 comments on “FOAM FEST”

  • Mymsie says:

    Looks like an absolute ball! 🙂

  • angela says:

    I love the video and pictures, it was so fun! I think I have talked Will into doing the Zombie Run. Hope you are feeling better!

  • Kyra says:

    OMG this looks like so much fun! It's in the middle of the night now but I really want to run around the lake laughing at this moment 😀

  • Jean says:

    love this! too bad they don't have one in MN 🙁

    am looking forward to the color run. extra openings and made it in! 🙂

    thanks for all the great shares. i can't wait to see your zombie run! now, THAT one will be another FUN!

  • Chris says:

    Great photos! The race looks crazy awesome, great weather. I did the zombie run in baltimore last year, I might be able to answer your question. Thank you for the post!

    • Rubyellen says:

      chris- how do they do the waves? are they pretty strict on your wave time that you signed up for? we're hoping to be able to do an earlier wave time than the one we signed up for because most of our friends signed up for an earlier one.

    • Chris says:

      rubyellen- for each wave they line you up in a large tunnel that is split into three sections 1. for fast runners 2. for medium runners 3. for slow runners/walkers (cept you will want to run, haha) and they stagger y'alls starts.

      they were not strict when i was there, and you could sneak in easily as most people were confused as to which wave they were actually running in. the only reason that you would want to stay in your own wave is so that you are timed, otherwise they will not time you since your time is connected to your wave. however, you can call or email them i think to change your wave to your friend's wave at [email protected]

      I hope this helps, and I think you will have a great time no matter what haha, its fun to watch other people try to outrun the zombies before your wave! 🙂

    • Rubyellen says:

      thanks chris! yeah, they ran out of times in the wave time most of my friends are doing, so i wanted to see how flexible it is just to get in on their time. i don't care about getting timed, so that is good to know! i did email them and they said we couldn't change, so let's hope you're right and we can still run with our friends! that makes the whole fun of it. i for sure will be running and screaming my head off! thanks, your tip helps!

  • Rima says:

    yay! glad to see your foamfest pictures… what time was your run? Mine was at 12 (but we ended up joining the 1130 one). And I agree the hills were insane! Are you doing the Run For Your Life run? I believe it's at the same venue @ Vail Lake. That should be fun!!!

    here's my run:

    oh and my friends in San Diego will be doing this:
    that should be interesting…

    I'm excited for the Color Run in San Diego 🙂

    – Rima

  • Brittany says:

    You're right. Watching that video did make me want to be apart of your group! I'm going to have to get a group of people to do this with me!

  • virukka says:

    Oh my goodness, that looks like a ton of fun!!

  • Mama Liz says:

    Looks like I missed a fun run 🙁 Lance and his videos always make me feel like I should have dropped everything and ran with you guys. I love all the photos too, you and Ben are so cute.
    I am feeling more confident for the Zombie run…NOT!! LOL

    • Rubyellen says:

      liz- no, we can do this! the obstacles sound scarier than they are so we can totally do this!!!! IT WILL BE SO MUCH FUN!!!!

  • that my dear blogger is rippin' awesome. you officially rock. but you knew that. ~deirdre

  • Leila says:

    This looks amazing! I am amazed by this, I want to do something similar!

  • Becky says:

    how fun. My girlfriend is always trying to get us to do a mud run/obstacle course, perhaps I can talk her into this instead…

  • RachelDenbow says:

    Ack! That looked like so much fun! Like being a kid again! I need to look into any foam fest type runs here in Colorado because I think this would be so refreshing!

  • Unblelieveble! Loved it! Congrats!

  • astr!d says:

    WOW! that looks like so much fun- but so much work too! lol

  • oh my gosh, that looks like!!!
    you guys have the greatest adventures. 🙂

  • jane says:

    never knew about Foam Fest. thanks so much for sharing. i would totally join if they have it in NY. i've done Merrell's Down and Dirty which is a mud run that was oodles of fun! i also participated in the zombie race last Oct. & didn't have such a great experience, not to scare you. don't think you have to worry about the waves. there's so many people they can't really keep track. i know your not worried about your race time but your time chip doesn't activate until you run across the start line. btw i just started blogging ^-^ & i wanted to share my Run For Your Lives post with you.

  • jozen says:

    looks like a whole lotta fun! i only do the regular run races! haha. i need to try one of these.

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