This is the second time that I have actively participated in dressing up for a race. Last time, the girls and I donned the Maiden USA costumes during the Hot Undies Run. For this race, I decided to be more creative and fun. I searched Pinterest for some cute ideas and landed upon one. Sara was immediately on board and we bought our pieces separately.
Alas, the Snow Princesses were born and looking pretty cute I might add.
|Striking a pose to melt your heart!|
|I mean seriously, did the other runners have a chance at the costume contest?|
|That. Just. Happened.|
We arrived at the event and it was cold and windy, but thankfully, it was sunny. So, as long as we stayed in the sun, we were golden. We walked around looking at everything and I conceded that our costume was in fact the best. Only one other costume got my attention and that was the Gingerbread man costume (didn't get a picture though).
|Hey look, it's Santa AND Clutch. We had to get a picture.|
|Okay, maybe this little guy was cuter than the Snow Princesses.|
|Or maybe this guy. I want a puppy so bad.|
|This was a contender for the most original, but we were betterer (spelled wrong on purpose).|
|Check out my snowflake red scarf that I had to get to finish the costume.|
|That's right...we are in the FIVE mile run. WHOA!|
|Even though it was stupid packed, I didn't feel as jammed as I did in the Turkey Trot.|
|Um...didn't know Clutch was running. Didn't know Clutch was already passed the turnaround...in that costume. GRRRR! No wonder we met up with the walkers.|
|Cute reindeers and snow princesses...yes, please.|
|Sara had to join in on the fun.|
|Hopefully, I'm still in love like this after all of these years.|
|Yeah, these hats were cool!|
We got a lot of compliments on our costumes during the race, including a lady from the top of the bridge taking pictures of Sara and I. And because we were going slow, I was very aware of the photographers. One of them even told me how great are costumes were.
|Our 50,001 compliment of the race...from a photographer...we rule.|
|Jim noticed we were all smiles. There's a reason.|
|Love this photo. We saw the photographers on the bridge and decided to do something fun. The other photog got us doing this. YES.|
This was by far one of my favorite runs. Even Jim noticed what a good mood I was in when I got home. Sara and I just had so much fun looking at the costumes and enjoying the beautiful day, except for the bells. It was funny that I pushed for the bells on the shoes until Sara said how annoying that they will be to hear the entire run. OMFG, was it ever annoying. Everyone had bells going. One lady had an entire costume doused with bells from neck to toe.
|See bells...they all rang...ALL.OF.THEM. And naturally, she stayed with us the whole way.|
We finally crossed the finish line at 1:10:19, with a time that beat my first 10k. I got excited until I realized that I was running one less mile than a 10k. Oh well. I still had fun and I can't wait to do this again next year. And we ARE entering the costume contest and we WILL win.
|This is what happens when you use Pinterest as your inspiration. I still feel like our costumes were way cooler. Get it...cooler...yeah, I know.|
|Barbacoa, white cheese, and lime on a corn tortilla...um...yes please.|
Next scheduled race is the Quadraman on Saturday, February 8, 2014. Register for this easy and inexpensive run at https://tix.extremetix.com/Online/?siteID=3627&eventID=44905. Everyone is encouraged to raise funds for their run. A special gift will be given to the top fundraiser. Donate at https://tix.extremetix.com/Online/?siteID=3627&eventID=47038. If you are donating to help a registered runner raise funds, then place their name in the Ticket Holder Name field. Like our Facebook page for updates on the fun run and fun facts or visit Dave's Caring Bridge site for updates on his progress.