Ok, seriously guys. What a frikken Saturday!!! I know I was silly and double booked myself but it was soooo worth it!
First I had the "Out of The Darkness" Suicide prevention walk at Berkley Riverfront Park in KC. Beautiful, but cold...oh so very very cold. I just wore my yogas, a tank top, a t-shirt and a little zip up long sleeve shirt. MAN it was cold...I swear people were staring at me because I was cutting glass over there with my frozen nips! It was good though, A couple local news people spoke and my friend Shaun spoke and shared his story. I think I had frozen tears on my cheek. Touching. I'm going to get really serious here for a second. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE know that if you are depressed and feeling like the only option is to take your life, TALK TO SOMEONE. There are other options, there is help. There is a suicide in the U.S. every 13 minutes...that's staggering.
After I left I spent about 30 minutes just figuring out how to get out of the effffffing city!! I almost had a kiniption...for real. I finally made it out and met up with Cupcake and we were off to Lawrence! It wasn't as far away as I thought, only took like 25 minutes to get there from Overland Park. We went and got us a coffee to warm us up before we went to pick up our packet. We got there like 2 hours early but it went fast. We got all dolled up and we were ready to go! ***WARNING*** You are about to enter picture overload Muhuhahahahaaaa!!!
We decided to go ahead and get lined up at the starting point an hour early because it was pretty much a pre-party lol, there were probably already 500 people and there was a d.j. up in a tower playing some tasty jams. There was A LOT of white!!!
Yes, that's me double fisting dueling energy drinks lol
There were a lot of really funny costumes and team names. Our team name
was "Color Me Sweaty"
This was our game face... we were ready to go!!!
Yes, there are like THOUSANDS of people in the street behind us
as far as the eye can see!
We got carried away waiting for GO TIME!
AND AWAY WE GOOOOO!!!!
I have to tell you...I am SOOOOO proud of myself and cupcake. We ran...
and ran... and ran!! I can not believe how long we ran! I did ZERO
preparation or training for this race. I didn't run one time to prepare.
But my ass ran...and no one was chasing me with a knife! I couldn't frikken
believe it! We ran from the start all the way to the first checkpoint/color station. Then we HAD to stop running...why you ask? Was I tired? Well, no not really... umm...I had to pee...REALLY bad. Like
Every bounce/step running made me leak just a wee little bit (thank you Doots and Shoogs!)
BLUE!!! It was the CRAZIEST color station...there was a giant blue cloud
you could see from waaaayyy far away.
When you get to the finish line there is a Finish Line Festival with a D.J., stage, crazy music
And a color throw every 15 minutes. You are given a bag of color in your packet at the very
beginning and that's what you throw at the end. The first throw when we got to the finish line
was to the song "Gangnam Style" by Psy. EPIC!
After the first color throw. Pure AWESOMENESSSSS!!!!
I am such a frikken dork......
This was right before we left. I can not even describe to you how awesome this was.
Check out when the color run is coming to your area... you HAVE to do it...
even if you don't run...you can walk or dance the whole way! We ran quite a bit quite a few
times and it was delightful. I am FEELING it today hardcore. I can barely walk, my legs are
PISSED at me! But it was worth it and I learned that running is fun...
(SSHHHHHH....don't tell anyone I said that. It will just be our little secret mkay?)
Afterwards we went to dinner. All I have to say is Thank you lap-band. I had to take a picture of my
plate AFTER I was all done eating because it amazed me.
These were just bean and cheese nachos. I remember before the lap-band this
would have made me laugh if you brought me this as a meal... I would have ate the
whole thing AND dessert and I would still be hungry. I don't even think I ate a 1/3 of these
and I was done. Like stick a fork in me done. THAT'S what the lap-band has done for me.
I finally feel "full" a feeling I have not felt in quite a long time. I'm almost 3 months post-op
and I can't wait to see what the next 3 months have in store. It's a great feeling to change your life.