Two weekends ago we participated in the second annual Bubble Run NOLA at Zephyr Field. And this time no one was sick! Woo-hoo! Kenny did unfortunately have somewhere else to be that morning, but he came out to the starting line with us for a little bit.
It was another beautiful day, and while we didn’t have quite as big a team as we did last year, we still had a really fun morning. Dana and Dave brought Claire and Colin out, and Diana, Jamey, and Alcee joined us this time.
We got there at the perfect time to pick up our race packets and get in line. We really lucked out and were able to start in the first wave, so we didn’t have to wait too long before getting covered in bubbles. The course was a bit different this year, as was the order of bubble colors. Pink was first, followed by green, then yellow, and finally blue.
Riley and Colin ended up running way ahead with Dave, while Dana, Diana, Jamey, Alcee, and Claire were in the middle and Rory and I brought up the rear. His little legs just couldn’t go very fast, and he said he was getting tired before we had even reached the second bubble bog. Lord. I ended up carrying him on my shoulders for more than half of the race.
We saw the boys as we were approaching the yellow bog. They had already been through it and were on the loop back. Riley looked like he was having lots of fun!
The yellow bog was where Rory had a little meltdown. The bubbles were really high this year; I completely lost sight of him in most of the bogs and was glad I had a firm grip on his hand. But that also meant the bubbles covered him from head to toe, and he really didn’t like them in his eyes or on his face. So he finally agreed to don his special Bubble Run goggles for the last bog.
It took us one hour and twelve minutes to complete the race. Riley, Colin, and Dave were waiting for us at the finish line. They were ready to play in the huge bubble pile at the after party in the parking lot. And after grabbing some water, that’s just what we did.
Everyone else left after about 15 minutes, but the boys were having so much fun that I let them play in the bubbles for another half hour. The bubbles were flying, the music was cranking, and the party was hopping. A fire truck even showed up after a bit, its crew wondering just what the heck was happening in the Zephyr Stadium parking lot that morning. I explained it to them when we walked over to see their truck.
Such a fun morning for Team Geaux Bubbles and everyone else who participated. There weren’t quite as many people out there this year, but it sure was a beautiful morning to frolic through some colorful bubbles.
We hope the Bubble Run comes back to NOLA next year so we can do it again!