On mothers day this year I got to celebrate being a mother by running a 5k. It was my first legit 5k and it was a blast! I was one of the luck 10,000 to run in The Color Run- Seattle. There were SO many people there. I loved that we got to be in Seattle. I seriously love Seattle and I wish we lived closer and that I got to go up more often. I was a tad bit sad we didnt run through Pike Place Market but I get why we didn’t. Who wants color all over their produce and beautiful flowers?! It is on my bucket list that I run a few 5k’s (or something like it) this summer and this is the first on the list. The next one is a mud run and its in June! I cant wait!I do have a few tips for you especially if you’ll be strolling along a baby.
1. Cover your stroller. There will be WAY less clean up AND the kid will get more color thrown on them. Now.. if you think your kid might not like it.. dont cover it. During the run Jack got a LOT of color on him and Chloe didnt get as much and I think it had to do with the sheet. I got mine at a thrift store years ago and we used it as a beach sheet. It was perfect.
2. Bring wet wipes. The color still doesn’t come off all the way but it helps.
3. If your kiddo just wants to walk/run it. Do it still! There were plenty of kids on shoulders and walking the path. I was so excited to see them all. Our friend Mike even had fun High 5ing them with color in his palm. They seemed to get a kick out of it.
4. Dont forget to get your free photo at the end of the run. You get one free digital photo to download. :)It was so good.. I had to show that one again. Look at all that beautiful color.. especially with the EMP in the backThe only photo I got of the two of them not being held.and my favorite from the day. :) I think he had a lot of fun, I know I did.
Thanks for taking photos of us Amanda and Mike, I really appreciate it!
Oh and these werent taken with my dslr but my Canon G11 with waterproof shell instead.