Or the Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow
I have a fun challenge for you on your next run: I want you to look for a rainbow. Actually, this also falls in line of balancing your Chakras, which just happen to have ROYGBIV for their colors.
If you’re like me, and you’ve been running a lot in your neighborhood, it can get pretty boring pretty quickly. Not all of us are blessed by great trails steps away from our front door. You may need something to take your mind off of the same scenery run after run.
The idea is to try to find objects on your run in the colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, greenblue, indigo, and violet. In the US, you can get the first four just by taking photos of road signs! Cars are good. Houses, too.
The challenge, though, is to really open up your eyes and see what there is around you. Something unusual. The most challenging color for me was violet. Do not walk into someone’s yard, though, for obvious reasons.
Here’s what I found on last Thursday’s run:
Root Chakra: Its location is the base of your spine & tailbone. Its color is red. It has to do with grounding and security.
Sacral Chakra: located about two inches below your navel. Its color is orange. Involves emotions and creativity.
Solar Plexus Chakra: (that’s solar plexus, btw, if you couldn’t read it). Around your stomach. Its color is yellow. It has to do with feeling secure in your true self and your strength.
Heart Chakra: center of your chest, just above your heart. Its color is green. It deals with love — both for others and for yourself, compassion, and empathy.
Throat Chakra: Yup, its location is your throat. Its color is blue. It’s all about communicating your truth and being able to express yourself.
Third Eye Chakra: This is the space between your eyebrows. Its color is indigo. It is the area where you can tap into your intuition and a deep inner wisdom.
Crown Chakra: Top of the head. Its color is violet (or sometimes white). Our connection to our spirituality.
Obviously you can completely ignore the whole Chakra stuff if you want, and just go looking for the rainbow instead. Challenge yourself to see what unique things you can find! Feel free to use #rainbowchallenge on social media!
What was the hardest color for you to find?
What was the weirdest thing you found while looking for the rainbow?
Did this scavenger hunt make your run harder or easier?
This week I am also joining up with the new Runners’ Roundup linkup.