This is the beginning. The beginning of Colour Run 2014
We arrived at the Colour Run at about maybe 7:30am, and hung around until the 8am start. The crowds were nauseating and because of my height, I got the beautiful shawarma body odour of everyone surrounded near me. JOYS OF BEING SHORT! Because it was so cramped and about 12,000 were waiting in line to begin, the heat was intense and I finally understood how those penguins feel during the hibernation winters. I was able to distract myself with a hover-cam that hung above us in the air as I frantically waved at it in hopes that somehow it might catch me and because I like being obnoxious to cameras. It loomed above me for awhile, so I made sure not to blink.
Because of the enormous amounts of people, they had to create waves of about 400 people each so that we wouldn't all bottle-neck the starting area. Somehow in the crazy midst of it all, we ended up in the last group to leave and begin the Colour Run. Personally, I loved that. Seeing how thick the crowds were ahead of us, my claustrophobia was intently growing and in large crowds, I can't dance my sick moves that make people swoon. There would be a swoonpocalypse!
We took a lot of photos during this time, and when there was music we'd create dance moves that probably looked like the most uncoordinated seizing around :P
I mainly enjoyed the fact that I was either photobombing every single photo I was a part of, or that I look half asleep in the other ones :)
At roughly 8:40am, we began the walk/run.
Eventually the crowds began to separate as the slow walkers were left behind (coughmecough) and the runners were on their third lap. The first colour station we got to was yellow, and let's just say that I may have been a little too enthusiastic as I ran mouth fully open and eyes wide as all the Volunteers began to peg me with the yellow powder. The sensation of rapidly drying eyeballs from powder isn't the greatest feeling in the world, right next to stepping into a puddle with socks on. Nor is getting a mouthful of yellow the most thought out plan ever. For the next couple of minutes after we left the Yellow station was spent trying to pour water into my eyes to get the powder out. BUT! ALAS! I PERSEVERED ON WITH SWAGGER.
The next wasn't too dramatic. Station blue had probably the most energetic of the bunch but didn't pour the powder on my hair which is what I was aiming for. I danced through and probably made a couple of the male volunteers question their life choices a little :)
NOW! Station orange was an adventure. It began to rain heavily a few moments before we reached this station, and the colour was beginning to fade (As you can see in the photos beneath, there is little to no blue). So I had decided at Station orange to roll in all that fun powder. As I stood up, my Aunt was laughing and through her tears commented that it looked like I had just come out of a war. Now, if someone had played some really dramatic war music, I may have just started a riot or rebellion :)
We were now at the halfway point, and probably the very last people in the entire Colour Run. Because of this, I was able to spend majority of my time dancing and wishing upon a star that Maccas would drop out of the sky and land into my arms. There were bubble stations, where you could stand there and be coated in bubbles, which is probably where somewhere inside of me snapped and I began chasing every bubble and trying to eat them. FACT, DON'T EAT BUBBLES 'COS THEY DON'T TASTE LIKE RAINBOWS AND SUNSHINE. THEY TASTE LIKE SOAP AND POSSIBLY POISON.
The last station we arrived to was Pink. Now...pink was intense. I once again forgot to close my mouth and got a giant whack in the face with pink. I began to choke like all those people do after completing the cinnamon challenge. It wasn't my proudest moment. As I choked all the way to the finish line, I inevitably got carried like Yoda on Luke Skywalker's back by my Aunt across the finish line in the most ungracious of ways. But...we did it.
This was the aftermath of the Colour Run, 2014.
I'd rate this experience 10 out of 10 - Would Run Again.