I got up this morning and anxiously checked the forecast. It was supposed to be raining really hard all day and I was doing Color Me Rad this morning. I was determined to run rain or shine, but there was threat of lightening. We'd get pulled off the course if it was lightening, plus, well, you know, risk of death.
It was cold. It was about 45 and it was absolutely pissing down. MISERABLE. No biggie, I'm running. That's my plan. it's time to leave the house, it was chilly with a light drizzle. No bigs. I can do that. We get to the course and it's not raining at all. THANK GOODNESS. Then it starts just downpouring. I've got Raj and Deven with me. It's freezing, raining hard and my teammate hasn't arrived with my number. They won't let me run with it. A friend text that she was at the course but was heading out, too cold for her. Finally Heather arrived with my number and we went to the corral to wait for the next wave.
They start tossing color packs and we get lightly colored. It's still raining quite a bit, but less. It's crazy cold. The line starts moving and we get going. Slowly. I strongly dislike the steerage portion of races. I sat with my team for a while, but I was cold and I wanted to get the show on the road, so I broke away into a run and made my way to the first color station. I did a combination of running and walking because I didn't do a good job of monitoring my breathing. Additionally, it wasn't a timed race and to keep running, you really had to pass people and I am not about that, especially when you have to veer off the course to do it.
It was cold and miserable, but it was a lot of fun.
Here's me at the end of the race.
When I finished, I was so cold, all I wanted was to get my wet clothes off. Normally, I am very shy about my body, but in this case, I stripped my shirt off in the parking lot and threw a different shirt on over my soaking wet sports bra. I took my shoes and socks off, pulled my pants off, put on different pants and we headed to buy some hot coffee and hot chocolate and did some shopping. We then headed over to get some dinner at my favorite pizza place
Then we went to the Fitchburg Fire Department Open House.
Deven loved seeing the ambulance.
and the fire truck
We came home and showered. My skin was very alarmingly tie dyed and it took a lot of scrubbing. I still have plenty of dye in a lot of places :)
We went out, did some more shopping and came home and made some dinner (potato soup!)
Dev threw some tantrums so we sent him to his room/to bed and we watched 'My Idiot Brother" A charming movie, actually. I LOOOOVE Paul Rudd.
What did you all do with your Saturday?