The kids and I went the day before to pick up our packets and swag bags! We each got a back pack, t-shirt, a bag of dye, a couple of temporary tattoos, bracelet, and then I bought us more dye and some sunglasses.
We got up super early and headed down to the train station. I kept asking myself why I was up so early on a Saturday....why did I wake my kids up 2 hours earlier than they normally wake up? Why was I going to run/walk 3ish miles? Why did I think this would be fun? And I paid for this? What was I thinking?!?
Anyway, so we rode the train to Fair Park...which was fun until about 5 stops before Fair Park...by the time we got to our stop there were approximately 5321 people on our little section of the train. Like for realizes..so.many.people. And we had a double and single stroller to try and maneuver. Fun times. So we made it and headed to the starting line.
The people. Oh.the.people. I have no idea how many people were doing this 5k, but I saw peeps with numbers 0138 and peeps with number 84567.....so yea. At the starting line they sent groups of 500-700 people every 5 minutes for about two hours.
They had a DJ at the starting line and people were singing, throwing dye, laughing, and just generally having a great time. Once the race started they had dye stations every half mile where people would throw dye on you. It was so fun. I knew it would be, but had no idea how much fun. It was nice to step outside my role as Mommy and just do something for me. I had some fun one on one time with my sis. My days are spent with little kids, and all that comes with that and I sometimes forget that I'm also a 27 year old woman who needs some time to myself! I love my days at home with the kids, but it was nice to get some time to do something fun with my sister.
|My sweet friend Whitney!|
|My two guys!|
|WE DID IT!!!|
After the race we went out to eat and then headed to downtown Grapevine where we shopped, grabbed fro-yo, and enjoyed the square.
|All cleaned up|