This weekend was epic! We signed up for The Color Run a few months back and I was so excited that it was finally time to get to it. We stayed at St Louis Union Station Marriott on Friday Night. We knew we’d want to shower after the run, plus we didn’t have to worry about parking or getting up super early to drive downtown. The view out our hotel room window was pretty sweet, looking out over the pool & pond
We visited Pi Pizzeria at their new Downtown Location. I’d heard tons about Pi so I was excited to try it out. After consulting twitter I determined “carbing up” for a 5k was totally acceptable (I just wanted an excuse to eat carbs! lol)
After not eating carbs or really extra sugars for that matter, this meal was delectable. We had a slight hiccup in the service when they forgot to put in our appetizer, but they quickly resolved it by bringing us extra garlic bread (YUM) and comping our appetizer when it did come out. I give this place 5 stars for service! Fitz’s Cream soda was like dessert in a glass. Uhm, holy goodness.
Saturday morning we got ready headed towards the starting line. We stopped by the Chevy Tent and checked out the Spark, the official vehicle of The Color Run. Thanks Chevy Keys to STL for setting this up! (I’ve got some more excited stuff planned with them, so stay tuned!)
Races in Downtown St Louis always need the classic Arch shot.
Chris and Izzy Before
Group Before Shot
Count down to the start!
After the Pink at the 1st Kilometer
I must have done the open mouth laugh during the 2nd Color Station – Smurf Teeth!
Group action shot
Heading towards the yellow station
After the orange at Kilometer 4
About to round the corner to the finish!
Chris and Izzy after
The After Party was so much fun, and so messy!
During one of the Color Blasts at the Finish Party
Chris and I
Color Explosion at the Finish
Yes- that is yellow on my teeth. I really need to learn to laugh with my mouth closed.
And here is the video- make sure to watch it until the end… you might see someone familiar in the dance contest!
Have you ever run a “fun” race? What race would you like to run?