I am not a runner. However, after gaining more than a few pounds on my home trip, I decided it was time to get off the couch and get moving. When I saw the Color Run was coming to Shanghai, I dusted off my couch to 5K playlist and got ready to cross another event off my bucket list.
Much to my chagrin, my training was cut short by a month long virus. In spite of our plague, Chris and I were determined to walk/run 5K while getting pelted by colored cornstarch.
|Two days before the race I headed to the Oriental Sports Center to pick up our racing packets. It was then that I started to panic because I was not prepared to run a 5K. At least the race wasn't timed.|
|We were nice and clean before the race.|
|Many runners decided to dress up for the occasion.|
|Runners of all sizes and shapes were ready to go!|
|I wanted to stay uncolored until the start of the race. That didn't happen,|
|The race sold out in 15 minutes online. The start times were staggered to prevent a massive pileup of runners.|
|At this point in the race I was ready to become a smurf!|
|After smurfdom, I became a minion.|
|Toward the end of the race, everything was a pink and purple cornstarchy mess.|Yellow Cornstarch up the nose is not fun, but it does make for an interesting picture. Everyone was caked in cornstarch from head to toe. We did it!!! I even left a little bit of color on the metro on the way home. Oops!!!
It took us a while, but I am proud to say Chris and I completed our first 5K as a couple! Up next…the Zombie Crawl!!!