A while back I heard about The Color Run and knew this was a must for the Kelleys. This was the first year it was held in Nashville and I signed Josh and myself up the day registration opened. Kids 5 and under are free so I knew we were good to go if the wee Kelleys decided to join us.
After showing the kids the video, I said, “So do you guys want to do this with me and dad?” Sol’s words: “Nope…I’m not doing that.” I thought surely with a little peer pressure and coaxing he would cave and come with us because Harper and Huddy were both game, but he stuck to his guns and decided to stay home with Amon. I was bummed, but Sol knows what he likes and doesn’t like pretty well. Maybe I can get him to do it next year.
Everyone wears white tees for a very good reason.
Our little family before picture…sun in the kids’ eyes.
Shortly, and I do mean shortly, after our wave began, Harper and Huddy both told us they were tired. Ha. We still had 2.9 miles to go. There was some complaining near the start and the color stations could not show up quick enough, but once they did, it really was the happiest 5k on the planet.
I’ll admit as I walked with Huddy through the first color station, yellow, I teared up a bit…I want them to love things Josh and I love and mixing fabulous colors with a good run is in my blood. A young guy singled Huddy out and absolutely dowsed him in yellow powdered paint. I waited to see his reaction.
We were good. All smiles and some spitting. He wore his color like a badge of honor and the rest of the race was sheer bliss.
After yellow was orange.
Then pink. Harper’s favorite and it probably didn’t hurt they were playing one of her favorite songs too. She walked through the pink zone like she was riding a unicorn in a sky full of rainbows.
And lastly, blue.
At the end we all got our own bags of the powdered paint and everyone was celebrating by throwing them in the air. Too fun.
We ran into some friends, The Greens, at the beginning of the race, so that added to our fun time for sure.
Our little family after picture. Glorious.
The Color Run completely did not disappoint. It was organized and fun and we all had a complete blast. I’m crossing my fingers that next year Sol and Amon will join us. Just have to get Sol okay with having paint thrown in his face.
Hope you had a colorful weekend too.