Monday, December 2, 2013

Graffiti Run L.A.

Last year, some of us adults went and ran the Color Run in San Diego. It was so much fun! While we were there we saw tons of families participating in this fun run with their kids and we vowed to do the same thing the following year.

But the thing is, sometimes the registration fees for these races can get a little pricey, especially when you are paying for the whole family. So when discounted registration became available for the Graffiti Run L.A. at the Pomona Fairplex (same principal as the color run), we jumped on the opportunity.

Here we are before with our white shirts before the race.....

The family:


The whole crew (including the Miller family and the Arrendondos):


And the ladies. This was right before the start of the race. Jadyn was a little nervous:


 And after.....................

The family:


The whole crew:


The kids:


Jadyn and I. It didn't take her long to get over her nerves!:




The kids having their own color party:



Now you may be noticing that some of us were quite covered in colored powder. The idea of the race is that you run through different color stations and volunteers throw powder at you, trying their best to keep it chest level and down. HOWEVER, each participant is also given a color packet to use and most choose to use it at the beginning of the race or afterwards at the "color party". Our group decided to start a little war between us, not to mention the fact that Cruz had purchased additional color packets. The last half of the 5K was a free for all of throwing color on each other. It was a blast.

Unfortunately, because my hair was so saturated in this color (which is a cornstarch base) that it soaked into some of my more porous highlights. My hair was pink! After several washes and a trip to the stylist, my hair is not 100% back to normal but pretty close. It was quite the ordeal.

But it was so much fun that I have no regrets. I would do it again in a heartbeat. It was such a great time and we were doing something healthy and positive with the kids and I think it really motivated them to want to do more races in the future. Totally, absolutely worth it.

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