The Color Run! Shine!

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From the Heart, Health and Fitness

February 28th Steve, Emma, and I went out to Vegas and ran the Color Run with my Brother and his family. It was such a  great run! The event is not timed so there is zero stress and it was a great first race for all of our children. I also thought it was pretty awesome that our dad’s (my brother and Steve) were willing to get covered in rainbow powder and glitter for the sake of family time! I just feel like it’ll always be a great memory for all of us.

It was supposed to rain but  turned out to be an absolutely perfect morning! It was the easiest race I’ve ever done, and I can’t even remember one where I was in a better mood. It really was a blast.

This is one of those times where “the best camera is the one that you have with you.” The one that was with me was my cell phone. I had no intention of getting my camera near all the dust and glitter. Being that I could tuck my cell phone away in my clothes, you are stuck looking at cell phone pictures. Enjoy!

In the parking garage getting ready and pinning on our numbers.

In the parking garage getting ready and pinning on our numbers.

The morning sun was beautiful as we stood around and took in the event.

The morning sun was beautiful as we stood around and took in the event.

Emma's number ended in her birth year! So cute.

Emma was excited! So cute.

My brother, Mike, his wife, Korbi, and their kids, Max and Nora. Everyone is so clean!

My brother, Mike, his wife, Korbi, and their kids, Max and Nora. Everyone is so clean!

Steve, Emma, and Me.

Steve, Emma, and Me.

The whole gang ready to run!

The whole gang ready to run!

The morning light!

The morning light was so pretty!

My most favorite kids on the face of the earth.

My most favorite kids on the face of the earth.

Now we're really getting crazy...

Now we’re really getting crazy…

Korbi won this hat, whether she wanted it or not...

Korbi won this hat, whether she wanted it or not…

Nora was happy for the winning of the hat! Goggles are pretty genius for this race, except for the fogging-up element.

Nora was happy for the winning of the hat! Goggles are pretty genius for this race, except for the fogging-up element.

Hanging out at the start line!

Hanging out at the start line!

And we're ready! The race starts a wave every 5 minutes so the crowd is nice and spread out. We were in the second wave.

And we’re ready! The race starts a wave every 5 minutes so the crowd is nice and spread out. We were in the second wave.

This is all I saw when we started the race.

This is all I saw when we started the race. SHINY!!

Then we saw a lot of this: The back of Mike and Nora! That tiny girl ran like crazy! She ran more than the other two and after a while I could see them up ahead, Mike with Nora on his shoulders, still running!

Then we saw a lot of this: The back of Mike and Nora! That tiny girl ran like crazy! She ran more than the other two kids and after a while I could see them up ahead, Mike with Nora on his shoulders, still running!

As we turned corners, we began to run into all the fabulous colors! It was so fun as we went through each color station, we became more and more colorful! The last station was silver glitter!

As we turned corners, we began to run into all the fabulous colors! It was so fun as we went through each color station, we became more and more colorful! The last station was silver glitter!

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Orange

Orange

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Pink! I feel like each station had a different sponsor.

Pink! I feel like each station had a different sponsor.

Sometimes very small people need to make pit-stops during a big race!

Sometimes very small people need to make pit-stops during a big race!

We were more than happy to wait, and take more pictures.

We were more than happy to wait, and take more pictures.

Yellow, sponsored by post-It!

Yellow, sponsored by post-It!

There was a post-it station to write what makes you happy! I wrote one and you'll have to guess what I said...

There was a post-it station to write what makes you happy! I wrote one and you’ll have to guess what I said…

Here we are, posting our "happys."

Here we are, posting our “happys.”

Korbi and Max posting!

Korbi and Max posting!

Well, here we are at the end of the race, covered in color and glitter!

Well, here we are at the end of the race, covered in color and glitter!

Steve was taking this picture of me so I could send it to my sister. I'm a little curious about the guy behind me... Is it just me or are you wondering what he's taking a picture of. A little creeperish, just saying.

Steve was taking this picture of me so I could send it to my sister. I’m a little curious about the guy behind me… Is it just me or are you wondering what he’s taking a picture of?  A little creeperish, just saying.

Me and my favorite sister-in-law, Korbi! I Love her!

Me and my favorite sister-in-law, Korbi! I Love her!

Just a little post race color.

Just a little post race color.

These kids are fabulous and they love being with each other so much. I'm thankful Emma gets to grow up with them!

These kids are fabulous and they love being with each other so much. I’m thankful Emma gets to grow up with them! I also love the Mama paparazzi shadows! 

Here's my selfie covered in so much glitter, it looks like sand.

Here’s my selfie covered in so much glitter, it looks like sand.

If you ever have a chance to do this race, I say DO IT! It’s so happy and fun and easy! Just an all around great time!

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