Ma Vie En Photos 004: Sacramento Color Run

 

I can't recall where I first heard about it, but I've always been enamored with the Holi Festival held in India.  Seeing such joy and celebration makes me feel alive--it makes me feel connected to strangers halfway across the world, it makes me feel bonded to other human beings.

Here's a little peek at Holi:

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Considering my chances of going to India to celebrate Holi are slim (but not impossible!), the Color Run is the next best thing.  I heard about the Color Run back in March and feverishly signed up and solicited some friends to do the same.  It was one of the best decisions I've made this year.

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The Color Run was my first 5k and it delivered its promise of being the "happiest 5k on the planet".  I had so much fun!

Before: 

During:

After:

In every picture I'm in I have the most derpy looking grin and my eyes are closed.  Oh well.

Thanks to all the ladies (plus Dan) of Team Gang Green for making the Color Run great!  Can't wait until next year!  I'm already looking for coordinating outfits for us all and witticisms to put on signs...

Thanks Color Run for coming to Sac!  See you August 2013!

(Thanks to Staci, Jessica and Lynn for the photos.  All others are taken from the Color Run's Facebook page.  Check our their site here.)