Sunday, July 6, 2014

Color Run

"I have finished the race.  I have kept the faith."  ~2 Timothy 4:7

pre-run photo
Last January, my daughter's school held a mother/daughter spa night which included a motivational speaker who happens to be an organizer of the Color Run.  She encouraged the girls to work hard, to get involved in lots of organizations, to put off dating until they were older and to focus on their education.  She told the girls that if they would write an essay about their life goals and send it to her, she would give them two free tickets to the Color Run, an international 5K that is billed as the "Happiest 5K on the Planet."

The day of the Color Run finally arrived, and my daughter and I, along with many of her classmates and their mothers, piled on the bus at her school and headed down to Miller Park in Milwaukee, the location of the Color Run.

The event included a pre-run party with Zumba Dancing and a post-run party with dancing and color explosions.  All through-out the run, there were stations set up where the runners were splattered with colored chalk.  By the end of the run we were a colorful mess, plenty tired, but very happy. Like Joseph we were coated in colors and felt loved by God and each other.  It was a perfect mother and daughter day!

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for opportunities to enjoy my beautiful daughter and to spend time with her doing things that enhance our health and well-being, for when we are healthy and happy, we have more energy to devote to bringing about Your Kingdom in this world.  Thank you for blessing us with family and friends who encourage us to be the best we can be and to use Your gifts wisely.

Amen.


We did it!
(the photos are blurry because our phone was inside a plastic bag to keep it from being destroyed with the colors)
Mary didn't think she was colorful enough so she added her own shine!
The post-run color explosion.  My daughter and her friends are somewhere in that cloud of color.

Happy!



3 comments:

  1. Haha, looks like you both had fun!

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  2. May be you haven't thought of this before, hope you research all things, and keep the best God will bless you with.

    http://ptreyrhodes.blogspot.nl/2013/04/what-is-5k-run-or-dye-all-about-hindu.html

    So, before participating in any festival, no matter how fun it looks, I have once again been reminded of the importance of checking things out. As Christ followers,

    we should be vigilant in our understanding of what we choose to be involved in.

    While I have no problem with celebrations which allow any religion to freely practice theirs,

    I just want to be clear, that this isn't just a fun day, it's a relgious holiday.

    It's celebrated by the followers of Vishnu to honor the son of their king of demons,Hiranyakashipu.

    http://ccithink.com/2013/09/08/the-hindu-festival-called-holi-and-the-color-run/

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