Sunday, January 13, 2013

Color Run Orlando 2013

We're back from the 2013 Orlando Color Run.  HOLY COW am I tired.  I just got up from an hour nap, with a headache, of course.  I don't know why I nap; never works.

On Saturday the 12th, we headed down to the southern point of Orlando to pick up our runners' packets at The Sports Authority on Sand Lake Road.  Took us about an hour to get there.  It was well organized and we had our packets in about 15 minutes.

Picking up our Packets, The day before the run, we went down to Orlando to get our packets.  Here's Iz.

Jake looks thrilled

We ate lunch at Panera and walked around the CRAZY Florida Mall.  Isabel's never been and Jake was 5 the last time we went there.  Why so long?  Because it's HUGE and full of tourists!  

So here's our loot.

The loot, T-shirt & bib #, sweatband, glasses, packet of color, wrist band and temp tattoos.
We each got a T-shirt and numbered bib, head band, color packet, wrist band and temp tattoos.
I purchased $5 Color Run sunglasses for Isabel and me, as we did not have any cheap ones to wear.

Sunday Morning, we got up at 6:30 a.m. and got ready to head out at 7:30 a.m.

Before, Isabel's ready to go in her tutu.
Isabel's "before" picture
The day was cool and the drive clear.  I had mapped out where I was going to park but I needn't have bothered. We were directed exactly where they wanted us to park.  Okey doke.

The run was held at downtown Orlando by the Citrus Bowl.  Ok, you out-of-towners: this is not Disney.  This is downtown Orlando.  We were walking through not-the-best areas of the city, but it was still a fun time.

The Start line, 2013 Orlando Color Run start line at Church Street by the Citrus Bowl.
The Starting Gate
The chute, It kept going, and going and going.
Down the Start Chute
Hello, My before shot.
She's Ready, she's ready!
In the middle of the chute, The let us go in waves.  It took us maybe a half an hour to eventually start.
We're waaaaay back here.

After they let about.....6 groups go, we were off.  We had to wait about 1/2 an hour, but it was fun.

First kilometer was pink!

Through the pink
Through the pink.
Yellow time!
Someone's having fun!
Unicorn Man, Um....

The blue zone was by far the craziest.

The blue zone
Can you see him?, Jake's in there.
Jake's in here
Paint Angels
Making Paint Angels

Orange Zone
Orange Zone
Orange Man

The Finish Line!!

The Finish!, Here were are at the end!

End Zone Party!
End party

Pretty purple.