Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Color Rush 2013

Beth's daughter Alex is like my own child. I love her to pieces. Come May I'm sure I will be crying my eyes out when she leaves for college. But for now I'm OK. 

She is in National Honor Society at school one of the requirements was to join the NHS color rush team for her high school. 

What is color rush you might ask? It's a 5K run/walk that benefits the Julie Rogers gift of life program. You can go here to read more about it. 

Anyway, she needed to find an adult and a student to walk with her as part of the team. And since Beth hurt her back a few weeks ago, she kind of sort of asked me and I kind of sort of volunteered. And I volunteered R1. 

So this past Saturday I got up at the butt crack of dawn to get ready. I woke R1 up about 10 minutes before Alex showed up at 7AM. He was not to happy so I will spare all of you the picture of him with his less than enthusiastic face. 

The Color Rush was so much fun! It only took us just under an hour to walk the 3.2 miles and in the process we were covered with dyed cornstarch. We looked like a rainbow or an Easter egg if you're shaped like me. 

Here is the picture after we completed the walk. Medals and all.

We had so much fun we are going to make it annual event.


Brooke said...

fun stuff!! :)

{amy} said...

Fun!! Elly & I did a color run in the spring. It's my kind of "race"! :) I'm glad you did it with her. I'm sure it meant a lot!