Sunday, October 7, 2012

Color Me Sweaty


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!

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 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. 


  1. Bwahahaha I was there and I am still AWEmazed by the awesomeness of these epic pics!! I may have gone overboard with the cam BUT it was totally worth killing my battery charge. At least we can say, WE came, WE saw, WE conquered!! BTW H was completely pissed when he found out I went to Color Run without him, so I guess that means our plans of bringing the little ones next is a MUST!! Thanks for making this experience Super Dooper Amazing!!

  2. Look good girl!!! That run looks super awesome!! Where was it at? I know there was one in July or August, didnt know they had so many of them.

  3. Love, love, love all those pics! You ran that with preparation??? You are badass :)

  4. Love your pictures!!!!! Looks like so much fun!!

  5. you look soooo good! that looks fun :o)

  6. You are so cute! How many miles is this color run?

  7. Love all the pictures - looks like you had a great day!

    And I love the picture of the leftover food. :-) I often think I "don't eat that bad" now....then I think about AMOUNT of food I consume in a meal....and the way bandsters talk...and I think/hope that is where the big difference will be. It's very revealing when bandsters (or other WLS bloggers) share their real portion sizes. It is on my mind every time I dish up these days. :-)

  8. I want to do a Color Run too. Looks like a blast and thanks for all the fun photos! I am full all the time now too... my third fill was it for me :) And I hope it was my last too! I have restriction with everything I shove in my pie hole!!! :)

  9. Looks like it was a BLAST!! :) Love the pics.

  10. Looks like you had so much fun. Cant wait until my surgery next week!!! Thanks so much for all of your info.

  11. Okay. So... someone has to say it. You have great legs! lol