I went to King Richard’s Faire over the weekend, it was a lot of fun! We were initially supposed to go Saturday, but they closed the fairgrounds due to bad weather. This kinda threw a wrench into my weekend plans. I had to pass up the chance to meet up with some blogger friends in town, plus a FREE TICKET to Blue Man Group. Life is hard, yo!
Aside from that, the faire was awesome. Andy and I got there early, so I got my face painted since there wasn’t a line. I got a flamingo because I’m leaving for Vegas tomorrow. The artist liked this idea, she wants to start a “save the flamingos” campaign. I’m all for that! She also took a picture of the finished product for her portfolio. After that, we had some food. I got a really delicious turkey leg. It was huge though, so I didn’t come near finishing it. It was kinda funny to see a flamingo eat a turkey leg! We also watched the King’s Competition and some jousting.
After the competition, we met up with friends at the Jack the Whipper show. He put on a good performance, I was very impressed with his whipping abilities, despite the fact he couldn’t get his fire trick to work.
I stuck around after the show to get a good seat for the tigers. The tiger show is the best show at the faire, I highly recommend it! This year another company was running it, so we didn’t get to see baby ligers. But they had some awesome big cats to show us.
Jamie and I did the Color Run Night on Friday. It was a lot of fun! The event was at Gillette Stadium and I arrived super early. I was early because I got out of work at 4, and didn’t see the point in driving north to go home. I didn’t pay attention to where they wanted to me to park, so I just went to area I usually go. This was a smart move, because even after looking at a map, I couldn’t figure out where the hell lot P1 was! I walked around for a bit and went shopping. There is lots to do there to pass time.
Jamie got there a couple hours after me, but was still early. So she found a spot right next to me. This worked out because she had to change, and I wanted to go back to my car to drop off my Color Run Night shirt and un-used glow sticks. I also got us some clear ponchos because it was damp out.
Thankfully it didn’t really rain while we were running, but it was misty. We had lots of time to kill before our heat was up, so we grabbed some beer and nachos at Toby Keith’s. The bartender told us a lot of people were opting out of the race and just hanging at the bar to drink. I say NO THANKS to that! I mean, we already paid to race, and we were gonna do it!
The race was fun, we got a good power walk going and I was no longer freezing once we hit the half way point. The ponchos saved us a little bit. They made us feel like sexy sandwiches. The only color station I got nailed at, was blue. I got blue all over the sleeve of my rain coat. But it washed right off. Other than that, we were unscathed. My favorite station was the glow bubble one, it was so awesome! I wish I got pictures, but it was hard to take pictures in low-lighting when your phone in a sandwich bag for safe keeping. So please enjoy my sandwich bag pictures!
After the race, we got our medals. There was a pretty epic dance party happening too! We also went back to Toby Keiths for some victory beer! I like that the Color Run give out medals now, makes the fact we power walked through the whole thing worth it.
Jamie and I are doing the Color Run Night…tonight! We initially signed up for the Electric Run, but I guess they had to back out and the Color Run people took over. We’re going to the first ever Color Run Night for our area. I think it’s basically the same thing as the Electric Run, except they add in colorful glow powder. We did the Color Run once, and it was fun. Despite the fact it was an early Sunday morning and I was hungover from a Halloween party. We actually got off easy, and didn’t get too pelted with powder. One of our team members did though. I felt bad, she got nailed at a couple of the color stations.
This sounds really strange, but I’m actually kinda happy it’s gonna rain a little tomorrow night. I picked up some clear rain ponchos to wear during the run. We’re planning on having some beers after, and don’t want to be leaving a trail of colorful powders in our wake. I know it sorta defeats the purpose of the Color Run, but we really signed up for the Electric Run.
Anyway, I also got us some glow sticks, glow mustaches, and stickers. I plan to cover my yoga leggings and clear poncho with glow stickers. I’m also belting my poncho with glow in the dark shoe laces! As you can see, I went a little nuts with the glow accessories, but whatevs. I grew up during a time when dressing like a raver was in fashion, so I love me some glow products! Rocking glow in the dark knee socks with my light-up tutu are a must! I’m sure I’ll look like an alien with all my glow items under my clear poncho. But at least I’ll be very visible while running. OH YESH, LET’S NOT FORGET MY AWESOME GLOW MANICURE!!
Andy has been sick with a cold for a couple of weeks. He also has had shoulder pain, so he’s been sleeping in the other room. It’s lonely in our room, alone. But I’ve been managing.
I mean, how am I expected to sleep with nobody snoring in my ear?! I feel so empty when there is nobody around to accidentally slap me when I’m asleep. Yup, Andy has gently sleep slapped me when turning over in his sleep. We both have bed-sharing issues. He claims I take up most of the bed, but he sleeps like Jesus, with his arms straight out by his side.
Not gonna lie, it’s been nice to sleep without being slapped or snored on. But now I call us the Quaker couple. I mean, I have no idea how conservative some Quakers are, but I’m sure many of them are aloud to share a bed with their better half. Anyway, his cold is getting better. I am glad he spared me his illness though. I wouldn’t want to be sick for Vegas next week!
I stayed up “late” the other night to check out this whole red blood super moon thing. I figured, why not? These are my best 3 pictures of the event. The first two phases I took with my nice camera, the last one was with my regular camera. Then I tried to go to bed, but couldn’t fall asleep. Fun times!
I didn’t even bother with my phone!
I get people like to raise money/awareness for causes by holding charity 5K,8K,10k, whateverK, races. But do they really need to be held in a major city? OR GOD forbid, have people do the run on the sidewalks?! I knew there was some kind of run business being held yesterday, but nobody told me they would be blocking off streets that are off mine, so people have to make U-turns on a narrow street with traffic coming at you in both directions. THINK YOU COULD WARN PEOPLE NEXT TIME?! Also, could you maybe not schedule two different runs at the same time? I mean, most people have places to be and things to do. We can’t be stuck circling in an endless loop of closed streets!
My suggestion is to hold these events at a field, stadium, or your local treadmill. I don’t think we need to close off major city streets for people to walk around, especially when there are perfectly good sidewalks available. Better yet, let’s designate an island or under populated town to hold all these races! That way you don’t need to inconvenience people that are NOT involved with the event. No need to be selfish guys, let’s find a solution!
I’m posting this without irony. I’m complaining about running events when I’m actually going to one this week. But at least it’s at a stadium, so there aren’t any blocked off streets involved. See, guys? Some races know how to do things right!
I finally met up with Ginny over the weekend. We opted for Mexican food. Actually, I let my stomach make the decision for us. I was craving some white wine sangria and nachos, which basically equals Sunset Bar & Grille.
It was a good night to catch up and stuff our faces. A couple of friends happened to walk in, and we invited them to our table. It was good to catch up with them as well. I ended up spending like $16 in Uber fare to get to Sunset though. The bus decided not to show up! I was cold, and standing there for 2.5 bus cycles before I was forced to Uber it. Thankfully it wasn’t one of those situations where the second it’s too late to cancel my ride, the bus shows up. At least it showed up on the way home!
I was making mean faces on the walk home from the bus stop, I wanted to keep a snarl on my face in case I encountered any annoying college kids. It was a lonely walk home, so I just looked like a weirdo snarling at myself.