On Saturday, Doug and I joined Christine, Alex, Ashleigh and a bunch of their friends and other family members in Baltimore for the Color Run. I guess ordinary 5Ks have gotten too, well, ordinary, so now there are gimmicks like running in tutus or high heels or costumes. Or running through 5 tons of colored cornstarch. Yeah, the 25,000 people who participate in a Color Run get bombarded with a total of 10,000 pounds of color at 5 or 6 stations, each dedicated to a specific color.
So here is what we looked like at the start, nice and clean:
Our big group got split up pretty quickly, but Christine and I managed to stay together through the whole 5K. Here we are running:
And here we are at the finish:
Alex found us after a few minutes, and he was even more brightly colored than we were:
Everyone managed to find a seat, grab some great food, and avoid the rain:
Even the dogs had fun:
The next day was a pretty quiet Mother's Day, but who could top the Color Run and a great post-run party?
Christine did take me to Home Depot to buy flowers for the deck and yard. Here's my trunk full of the annuals she bought me:
And here I am hauling them to the back yard in my garden cart:
She even kept me company while I planted them. Happy Mother's Day!