Yesterday morning we (my 10 year old and I) got up at 6am and it was cold and pouring rain. We dressed up in white
and headed out to The Color Run in Tempe, AZ. When we got there it was still cold and pouring rain. We walked a mile to the start line found our blogger team the #AZColorBloggers and were off! We jogged/walked because it was so wet and I was worried about slipping and because our feet were so wet they were getting achy in our shoes. I got a FACE full of blue (they aren't supposed to throw it in our face but the blue section was pretty wild and crazy!)
We had lots of time to talk about how to get through things that weren't what we expected, how to have a good attitude when we are cold and wet, and how we are SO thankful for the things we have (like a car to walk back to) when others have so little. I took it as an opportunity to teach him to view the glass as half full and how to have a good attitude no matter what. How to not whine when we might want to and how to find and have fun when others might not be able to or want to.
In the end we decided that we had a blast! Many people chose not to come out because of the rain but we made the commitment to ourselves that we'd do it so we did and had SO much fun! The color sticks much more when it's raining and it was funny to see the colored rivers when you were coming up to each color station!
If you get a chance to do a run with your kids (especially The Color Run) I encourage you to do it! Not only is it great physically but it gives you chance to talk and teach some lessons along the way!
Here's our group before
the #AZColorBloggers were:
- Sara from http://MomEndeavors.com
- Heather from http://briebrieblooms.com/
- Sara from http://cleverpinkpirate.com
- Becca from OurCrazyBoys.com
- Heather from http://KustomKissers.com
- Karen from http://DesertChicaRamblings.com
- Jessi from http://www.shuggilippo.com/
- Courtney from http://wilhelmfam.com
- Michelle from http://thethomasfamilypeas.blogspot.com/
We have a fun non wet and rainy but creepy and crawly craft for you tomorrow!
Disclosure: We were given race bibs but were not required to give anything in return. All opinions are my own!