Push Away the Screen: Color Me Rad 2015

by jennifer12. May 2015 07:33

Late last month, the kids and I were invited to head out to the Tampa Fairgrounds to participate in our third annual Color Me Rad event.

The first year we did it as a family of 5, last year it was just me and the kids, and this year it was just me and the girls since Ronin was still healing from his broken leg.

We had a BLAST!!

As in years past, I tend to get to these events early.

I hate the stress of lines, and we still needed to go through packet pick-up and we always enjoy the pre-race party.

We got our goodies, and Haley immediately got herself radded out!

And then we spent a little bit of time exploring what was going on around us before we headed back to the car to put our goody bags.

And we made it back just in time for the pre-race activities to begin!

Ella was chosen to come up on stage for a contest. We didn't know what type of contest it was, but she's a good sport so was willing to try anything!

It ended up being a CHUGGING contest, and wouldn't ya know it...SHE WON!!

She has to chug a kool-aide drink to win a prize. Her prize? A pom-pom that she could dip in color along the race course!

And soon we were off!! 

We walked, as we typically do on these events. We talked, laughed, and just enjoyed each other's company.

New this year was the color gel. Honestly, I didn't love the gel. I'm more a fan of the power color. The girls didn't really care for it either, but we still had a blast!

We saw quite a few friends out on the course, and before we knew it we were at the finish line!

It was a short course, not quite a 5K which is 3.1 miles. I was disappointed that the course was short, but I figured by the time you factor in the walking we did to and from the car (Twice!!) that we more than walked the additional distance.

We had a great time at Color Me Rad, and hope to be able to do it again next year! 

 You can more information about Color Me Rad HERE

Have you ever done a color themed race? Did you enjoy it?

Disclaimer: Due to my association with the Tampa Bay Bloggers, I was provided with 4 passes to participate in the Color Me Rad event in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. 

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Beauty and the Beast #BroadwayinTampa

by jennifer6. May 2015 07:11
Disclaimer: Due to my association with the Tampa Bay Bloggers I was provided four tickets to see Beauty and the Beast at the Straz Center. All opinions are my own.  Growing up, Beauty and the Beast was one of my favorite tales. I knew the traditional story of a wealthy merchant who lost his fortune and upon his return from a trip, stopped and picked a rose from a beautiful garden to give to his favorite daughter. This garden was owned by a beast, and to make a long story short, the beautifu... [More]

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Take Your Child to Work Day 2015

by jennifer4. May 2015 07:20
This is a guest post by my 11 year old daughter, Haley. Last year I was working full time as a lifestyle blogger and Haley was able to come with me to Lowry Park Zoo. You can read her recap about last year's experience HERE. But this year...this year I'm working full-time as a senior level librarian with Tampa-Hillsborough Public Libraries, so in 2015, Haley got to spend the day with me seeing what it's like to work as a librarian. Guest post by Haley Hodges, age 11. Take your child to work day ... [More]

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