Monday, June 10, 2013

Color Run and The Package Tour

This past weekend, I took a "bite" out of Cleveland in a different way. As I've said before, there is just so much going on this time of year. I love it! It was a busy weekend, packed with some fun and unusual activities.

On Saturday, I participated in my very first race...ever. I walked the Color Run 5k Cleveland with friends.
We started off so nice and clean at the Start Line.
Got hit with color along the three-mile course.
And ended up looking like this...
I was so nervous headed into it, and I think I psyched myself out for the first mile. I was scared that I couldn't complete it (after over three years of restricted physical activity from my surgeries), or that I would be LAST. After color station #2, the course took a slight turn and you could see how far back the runners/walkers went behind us. It calmed my nerves, and we just kept trucking along. Finally, we were there at the finish (quicker than I had anticipated), and it was so much fun. I'd do it again in a heartbeat. They're coming back in September, and there is a Run or Dye in August too.

Some tips: wear cheap sunglasses to protect your eyes, don't open your mouth or inhale during the color stations, cover your hair if you're a dyed blonde because it may temporarily stain your hair, and bring baby wipes, a towel for your car seat, and an extra set of clothes for the end.

In September, I'll start training to walk the Walt Disney World Half Marathon with my Liver Life Challenge team. *Gulp* The Color Run gave me the confidence that I could do it, but also proved that I have a long way to go before a half marathon.

Then Sunday brought The Package Tour. What's that, you say? Only the best concert that I've ever been too. And I'm not even embarrassed to admit that. It was pure nostalgia, with thousands of screaming women (not girls, we're all grown up now) for Boys II Men, 98 Degrees, and New Kids on the Block.
Boys II Men wooed us with their opening act. They've still got "it." 98 Degrees was entertaining to watch, but I never really loved them like some other boy bands. At least the Lachey brothers were looking fiiiine on stage. Then, for the main event...a two-hour show from NKOTB.
We were in Section 10 of the floor seats, and I was pretty pleased with our seats throughout the concert. But they became worth EVERY PENNY once the boys men went down into the crowd, and Joey's spot was literally just above our seats.
 
Best part of the night. The ten-year-old version of me was pretty happy last night.
What did you do this weekend? There were just so many great things happening around town. Weekends like this make me fall in love with our city just a little bit more.

2 comments:

Heather said...

Reading all these concert posts makes me wish I would have gone!!! SO MUCH FUN!

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