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The Color Run-San Francisco

Be prepared for a blast of color in the coming photos!  A few weeks ago I spent a girls weekend in San Francisco for The Color Run with six other friends.  I came ready to put my camera to use!  We spent the night before the run just having fun.  Dinner, wine, painting shirts, and we threw in a mini dance party while we were at it.  My pre-apologies for the fish face.  What can I say?!

Lucky us, we registered for the later start time for the run so we had plenty of morning time for quiche, coffee, hydrating,–ahheemm–(mimosas anyone?) and getting colored up in our gear.  
We took a short drive to Candlestick Park and arrived with plenty of time before the start to get photos of the members on our team roster.

And now I’ll introduce the vibrant members of The Rainbow Brights—(please read these in your mind like a sports announcer so you get the effect, okay?!)

Leading the way in the rainbow spectrum, representing only the finest color of wine, is our weekend hostess with the mostess…..Kristy “Wineaux” Cropper!!

Next up, all the way from Colorado, soaking up sunny California-her home away from home-is the Birthday Girl…Sheri “Iddy Biddy” Morrison!!

And now, making sure she told-you-so, is our Bay Area tour guide extraordinaire, Jaime “TMITYSMF” (wrap your mind around that one!) Blanchard!!

Right in the middle, blending both ends of the rainbow seamlessly, is our classy road-trip chauffeur–Heather “Heazy” Betner!!

Up next, rounding the rainbow corner with her camera in your grill, is yours truly–Heidi “Cupcake” Betner!!

Now up to bat is the lovely-ready at any minute to whip up an amazing and ballzy DIY project-, Jennifer “Amaze-Ballz” Brantley!!

And blinging out the end of the rainbow in style, is the always spunky and vivacious–Ashley “$M@SH” Clark!!

Everyone was ready and willing to amuse me while I captured some of the fun while we were still crisp and bright.  Gooooooo Team!!

We lined up-or more accurately-clustered up with thousands of others waiting for the start.  Colors were already flying.
We headed out for the 5K and traveled every way our feet could take us.  We jogged, skipped, grape-vined, walked, and strolled through the color stations to make sure we got our fair share of the color blasts.  There was no timer ticking, just a goal to enjoy the company of friends and the gorgeous San Francisco weather.
The post race party kept the lively fun going.  We busted open our color packets and finished off the job!  I definitely spent several days scrubbing off all the residual color.  I’m telling you, that powder sticks.  Confession coming now; my color run shoes and clothes are still sitting in a bag in my laundry room so I’m not sure yet how the washing out of color will go.

I had a fantastic weekend with great friends and I enjoyed some laughs, some relaxing, and some tasty eats and drinks. Thanks ladies for some colorful memories!


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