A Colorful Start To Our Weekend

This weekend I took part in my first Color Run. The base had a Color Me Aware Color Run down by Penny Lake. You were suppose to wear a certain color to bring awareness to different things. img_1471-1

I decided to wear yellow in honor of my friend, Melly. I have know Melly for almost 10 years now. She runs a Horror Movie Club back home and that how I met her. Unfortunately due to how life is I haven’t seen here in quite a few years.We talk often through Facebook usually about horror movies, certain TV shows and anything dealing with sharks. Melly has struggled with depression and a few years ago she attempted suicide. I am beyond grateful that she wasn’t successful. Even though we haven’t hung out in a few years, she still would have left a hole in my life and in other people’s lives. Since her attempt she has gone on to much better things. She has traveled a bunch, she has made the Horror Club in to a huge group, she runs a fan support group for Heffron Drive in North and South Carolina, and she is in the process buying her first house. I am so proud of how far she has come.

When I saw the colors for the Color Run and the date I knew I had to do this for Melly. Not only is yellow the color for suicide awareness but it is also Melly’s favorite color. The date of the run is only about a week after her anniversary. I asked Melly for her permission to run in her honor. I was happy with her response.

I had ordered a yellow shirt to wear in the Color Run because I don’t own a single yellow shirt. Unfortunately an odd shipping error happened and my shirt was sent first to a base in Germany and then an air base near Tokyo before being sent to my base. I still don’t have my shirt. I was stressing out about what to wear because there was nothing close by to go buy a shirt in my size and shipping was out of the question. One night I was about to go to bed but something told me to go look in my closet. I have a pile of clothes in my closet (I need to throw out ALOT of my old clothes. I have too many) but I haven’t been through it in a while. I opened the closet and sitting on top of my clothes was a neon yellow/ neon light green shirt. I thought it may have been a shirt I bought for a halloween costume 3 years ago but I realized this was long sleeve and that shirt was short sleeved. When I looked at the size I realized this was one of my Dad’s shirts. I guess I grabbed it last year when I was home for his funeral. Just like when he was alive, my Dad came through for me when I was in a bind.

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The day of the Color Run was a cold, wet morning but a lot of people came out for it. After registering, we got goody bag with pins, temporary tattoos and a pair of sunglasses. I ended up getting yellow sunglasses in my bag.

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We ran into our friends, Desirae, Dejay, Danielle, and Aristia. We ended up walking with Desirae and Dejay for the 3k.

It was a lot of fun to see everyone out and enjoying the race. There were a lot of kids there and some people brought their dogs out. I kind of wish we had brought Katniss out. The volunteers were having fun throwing the color at people.

It was a great event and a great way to bring in the long weekend. This was my first Color Run and I hope to do more in the future. I am grateful for my friends and husband for doing this with me. I am also happy I could do this for such a great friend, Melly.


3 thoughts on “A Colorful Start To Our Weekend

  1. Kudos to u for caring about ur friend an’ spreading awareness about such a serious issue. Depression is harsh and we need to reach out to anyone who suffers because of it. I know a few wattpad users/amateur writers who are posting about their depression and suicide attempts on the writing site and I try to help out by posting messages of hope and advice on their profile. It’s not much but it’s the least I can do for them and it seems to help, since I’ve received thank u messages from them. It feels good to know my advice is helping them 🙂

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