|Jen & Brenda ... nice and clean|
Thankfully, the check-in was pretty painless and the line moved quickly. We were given our bib at check-in, a bracelet to get into the beer tent later and then went to another table to get pins. Then came my least favorite part of the race, you were supposed to pick up your T-shirt and race bag before the race. We didn't think we'd have enough time to get back to the car before the start and they didn't have gear check so we took a chance and left without any of it.
|The Blue Push Team|
I hadn't run since Wednesday and hadn't gotten a ton of sleep the last several days so I wasn't sure how this was going to work. I figured I'd use the fact that it wasn't a "race" to my advantage and kinda take it easy. I ran in 10 minute intervals with 2 minutes walking in between. Each kilometer was marked with a color zone that was about 40 yards long. There were people on both sides of the street and in the center of the street throwing a corn starch like substance at you. They generally aimed for the hip/back/forearm area to avoid getting too much in our faces which was nice. I ran with my water bottle (because it was really hot) and I was glad I did so that I could at least take small sips of water because even though they didn't aim for your face it's powder and windy so it gets in your face/mouth anyway.
|Going through the color zone|
|Blue Push? I don't see much blue!|
|No purple hair - that was a bummer|