The Happiest 5K on the Planet


…A good laugh and a long run are the two best cures for anything…

What is the happiest 5K on the planet? That’s right!

It’s the Color Run! 😀

So what is the Color Run?

The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, and individuality.

I’ve always wanted to be a part of the Color Run event since I first heard of it here in Doha. I was a bit bummed when I was not able to attend last year because it clashed with my work schedule. When it was announced last December that there will be another Color Run to be held on the 28th of January, I knew I had to attend this time. Amazingly, the date happens to be my Beau and I’s 40th monthsary as a couple and I knew it would be a perfect way to celebrate. 😀

We bought our tickets earlier in November (not that we are excited. he!) and we were able to avail the tickets in its cheapest price. We bought 1 Solo Runner worth 150 QR for my Beau and 1 Deluxe Runner worth 230 QR for me. I intentionally chose the Deluxe Runner because there’s more cute stuffs included in it like the socks, the shades and the tutu skirt. Of course, you can avail that individually if you like, but the Deluxe Runner includes VIP parking space. I’ve heard from a friend who attended the color run before that there were thousands of people last year – I don’t think I want to have problems with parking later on just in case.

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Me at 7 in the morning disturbing the maintenance peeps. 😀

We arrived at the QNCC (Qatar National Convention Center) with perfect weather at 7 in the morning. The day started of with a lot of selfies and photo-takings here and there. You can see groups of people, young and old, dancing at the loud beat of the music coming from the speakers all over the place. You can definitely feel the excitement in the air as we wait for the program to start.

The program started at more or less 9am, if I remember correctly, and everybody were running towards the mini stage were the host of the event was.

So here are some pictures we’ve taken.

THE CROWD

There were 7000 runners this year. Amazing right?

ZUMBA TIME!

Like most events, a little warm up to loosen those bones up is must! These beautiful ladies were definitely helpful in doing just that! Zumba time everyone! 😀

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With the sun on our faces. 😀

COLORFUL ROADS AHEAD!

We had so much fun running our way towards the finish line. Even the people tossing the colors at us were definitely having fun. Come to think of it, I think they definitely had the most fun! I guess I would too if I aim to paint everyone in my path blue. Ha!

We started with Yellow – Orange – Blue – Green – FINISH!

 

THE FINISH FESTIVAL

Hands down the most fun! People, young and old, dancing and jumping and singing everywhere! Icing on the cake was when the colors were thrown up in the air as it synchronizes beautifully with the beat of the music.

Sharing this video cut at the Finish Festival. Sorry for the quality. It was sent to me via FB messenger so I downloaded it from there and uploaded it to YT. I’ll update it once I get the copy directly.

Such a perfect way to end the 5K run! ❤

 

L’Occitane Holiday Giveaway!


A few weeks ago, Miss Karen of clumsychic, in collaboration with L’Occitane, had a holiday giveaway for interested participants. The prize, of course, were L’Occitane products. Yay!

Mechanics of the giveaway was simple, head over to Ms. Karen’s IG account @clumsyandchic, repost L’Occitane photos marked as a giveaway by Ms. Karen, put the Hashtag #JustForYou, and tag your special someone in the comments below said photo. Simple right?

Trying my hand on luck, I reposted two of the photos she posted on her IG.

L'Occitane Aromachologie
L’Occitane Aromachologie
L'occitane's Verveine Collection
L’occitane’s Verveine Collection

If I remember correctly, she posted at least 4 photos, each with a different set reserved for that special someone. Of course, it’s totally up to you if you want to give it as a gift or if you prefer to have it all to yourself, but with Christmas just around the corner, these are definitely perfect gifts for family and friends. I’ve especially chosen above products because my mom does deserve a little or a lot of relaxation being such a hardworking mom. Also, my best friend does like lemony scents, so the Verveine products would be perfect for her.

Considering that my dad will be having his vacation to the Philippines on the 24th, if I win any of them, it would be one less thing to worry about what to give them and they’ll be able to receive my gift right on time for Christmas.

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And so on the 7th of December, winners of the giveaway were announced. I was pretty disappointed that I wasn’t able to come on the event since it clashed with my work schedule, not to mention that my work ends at 8pm. Work does hinder me from attending events I wish I could be a part of. Anyway, I have no idea who won that day until I received this message…

DM from @clumsyandchic
DM from @clumsyandchic

This is the second time, in a matter of weeks, that I got lucky in draws. Anyway, my best friend was excited when I told her the news. As for my mom, she was just as happy that I won, but asked me to buy her 2 bottles of Jergens lotion, a bottle of olive oil and pistachios instead.

I LOVE MY MOM!

Verveine Collection (left to right): Shower Gel, Salt Scrub, Body Lotion.
Verveine Collection (left to right): Shower Gel, Salt Scrub, Body Lotion.