Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Color Run - San Diego 11/3/2012

The Color Run
Be a Color Runner!

Not going to lie, but I'm super excited for this.


Found out this lovely 5K run from Erin, AlexJ, & MMW and was completely hooked after I watched the video. It's pretty much amazing. Hence the excitement.

"Are you ready for the craziest, colorful, 5k of your life?" Yes, yes I am.

What is the Color Run?
The Color Run is a one of a kind experience that is less about speed and more about enjoying a color crazy day with your friends and family. Our events, are all about people of all different speeds, ages, shapes, and sizes toeing the start line. Whether you are a casual morning mall walker or an Olympic athlete, the 3 miles of the Color Run course will be the most enjoyable real estate you’ve traveled in a VERY long time. You will love this Color Dash of fun!

How does it work?
The Color Run pretty much has 2 SIMPLE rules. 1. White shirts (any mostly white T will work great) mandatory at the start line and 2. Color plastered EVERYTHING at the finish! Runner/walkers begin the 5k at the start line like a brand new pristine coloring book, they end looking like they fell into a Willy Wonka… tie dyed… vat of colored goodness.

What is the Color?
Each kilometer of the event is associated with a designated color. 1k is yellow, 2k is blue, 3k is green, 4k is pink, and the 5k finish is a “Color Extravaganza.” As the runners/walkers hit the Kilometer COLOR RUN Zones, they will be blitzed by our volunteers, sponsors, and staff with COLOR. The color is a special “elf made” recipe of magical color dust. All products are 100% natural and safe. You can eat the stuff if you’d like (we have tried it and don’t suggest it, it is surprisingly high in calories and leaves a chalky aftertaste).

Now I know November 3rd is a ways from now, and other excitements are bound to arise, but as of this moment (well, really the moment I signed up the race till now) I'm SUPER EXCITED!

(I don't think you understand my excitement!)

Check out the video and look for a race near you!

Be healthy. Be happy. Be YOU!

P.S. -
Go Team Colour Me Fancy!!!!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday Finds: New at Sephora

Went on Sephora.com and checked out some of the new things they had. Here are my favs!

If you want a flaunt-worthy core, this tummy-targeting gel is sure to ‘cut it.’ Designed to help you sculpt the ultimate six-pack by firming and toning, this breakthrough tool/formula hybrid uses six super-effective ingredients that will give you the abs of steel you’ve always wanted. While decreasing the appearance of bloating and cellulite, this product tones and tightens for a sleeker, smoother, healthier-looking stomach.
 I love me some Bliss FatGirl products! I just wish I was more faithful to them and used them regularly... they smell awesome!

Create a variety of summery eye looks with this palette of dry-baked shadows, from soft and sultry, to smoky and sizzling. Finishes range from sheer to intense and look extra-stunning when layered together. I love neutral palettes and this one has a little of color for when I feel like jazzin' up with some pop!

Opposites attract in this gorgeous set of long-lasting shades in neon and nude. The nails inc. formulation has been specially created and developed using the latest professional technologies for instant and exceptional results. The formulation is ultra glossy and easy to apply so that you get the best possible results every time.
 I'm loving the summer pop colors: the reds, corals, oranges, yellows, everything that screams HOT! And this perfect for summer toes in the sand!

(& I'm sure MMW's soon-to-be fav too!)
Open your eyes to the sparkling vitality of the season and let vivid sunsets, cool blue waters, and bright flowers inspire your look with this set, including seven gorgeous shades from the Pantone Summer trend book and an additional 28 harmonious hues. The creamy, ultra-fine formulas glide on with a second-skin effect and the pure color lasts all day. The buildable coverage ensures a perfect finish every time, from dazzling, smoldering eyes, to subdued and romantic. The ultra-sleek package is the thinnest palette on the market and it easily slips into your purse for on-the-go beauty.
This was the first product I saw on their website (best for last). Ever since I was little I've been "collecting" eye shadows and palette and so I'm sure I have most all of these colors, but who doesn't love this, I mean, come on... it's the rainbow in Pantone!

Monday, June 4, 2012

#62 DZP: Participate in a Mud Run

#62 DZP Goal: Participate in a Mud Run

Dear Body,
I'm so sorry for the pain I put you through yesterday.
You had a great time though, I know you did.
Don't hate me.

Of course I picked probably the hardest mud run there is. But the gang was doing it too, so I went along for the mud ride!

I'm sore just typing this but I was in Camp Pendleton's World Famous Mud Run.

Ya. Understand my soreness now?

I did NOT train for this, like I should have. Can't remember the last time I ran even 1 mile.

I did NOT know what to expect, except what people had told me. What to wear was really helpful.

I did NOT think I would finish, but the I crossed that finish line... at 1 hour 51 minutes!

I came in #201 for my age group... last in our little group... but I finished damnit! That's all I care about.

Before Picture (Thx MMW for the Pic!)
I've never done a 10K race. Ever.

Until yesterday that is. And my body hates me for it.

After Picture (Thx MMW for the Pic!)
Now don't get me wrong, I hated life around the 3rd mile, but I had a blast in all the mud pits/walls/slides/rivers/etc! The mud was (of course) the best part, and I enjoyed the "refreshing" cooling part about it! Not to mention that it was great getting dirty! The hose-downs were lovely too!

I had butterflies all morning and was really starting to second-guess doing this race. The thought "WTF ARE YOU DOING HERE SHANNON?!?" crossed my mind several times. But I'm so glad I did it though. During the hard times (there were a lot of those times) I could hear Alex chanting "Pain is weakness leaving the body, Shannon. Pain is weakness leaving the body." and that helped me get through most of it. Also thankfully MMW was there pushing me through too.

It was probably the hardest thing physically I've done... wait, maybe second to giving birth... but you get my point.

If you ever get a chance to participate in a mud run, or CampP's mud run: DO IT! You'll be glad you did.

Now, where did I leave the ibuprofen at?