Today as I turned the corner to head over to the floodway/RWCD canal, I saw a bunch of people over by the canal and a bunch of cars parked in the street. I wondered what was going on. I thought maybe it was an organized clean up day or something. As I got closer I saw some orange coolers and realized it must be a drink station for a race course. I went to do my normal loop, up the east side of the floodway to Brown Road, cross the floodway, run on the east side of the RWCD canal, and now I could see that it was a color run. They were throwing colored dust on the runners. I wondered if I'd be able to run by there. I made up my mind that I was going to run through it, and if I happened to get dusted, that's their fault for not checking that I didn't have a bib on. So I got to Brown Road and crossed over right about the same time 4 young girls, maybe 12 to 14 reached the turn around point. I guess they were just running up and back as many times as they could in a certain amount of time. So that would be just over a mile each time. Anyway, I asked them what was going on. They said it's a color run, but they're almost out of color so by the time we get back, we probably won't get any more thrown on us. At this point I had a dose of reality of how slow I run lately as one of the girls who was short and stubby was running faster than me. Oh well. I'm ok with who I am. We got about half way there and a man said they had 6 minutes left. They were starting to slow down and I had caught back up to them by this point. I told them they could walk and still make it in 6 minutes if they wanted. They thought that was sage advice and decided to heed it. Well, they were out of color by the time I got to the end. I was hoping at least they would cheer for me, but all I got was a cute little three year old girl offering my a lollipop.