I missed it last year, but thankfully at the last minute, my friend Elizabeth wanted to try it out. I couldn't stop her. We went to the store a couple of days before and finally settled on a gay pride theme since it was Gay Pride Houston week. Little did we know that we actually got more comments on us celebrating Mexico or a fiesta and Elizabeth was asked if she was a Chiquita banana girl. Only one person said gay pride to us as we were running. So, our theme officially became Gay Pride FIESTA!
|This senorita needs to lay out by the pool just a little bit more.|
Elizabeth and I turned in our new kids undies packages for more raffle tickets and stood around just people watching. It was her first time and I assured her that people would be in underwear. However, there were less people than in 2012 and more people in regular running clothes. Next year, it will be different.
|It took me awhile, but these were stickers and not tats.|
|Elizabeth and I getting ready to run.|
|We run into this guy, Bernie everywhere. Seriously, more tanning!|
|Getting ready to start. Look at all those undies.|
|She was a Buzz Lightyear.|
|Elizabeth and I at the Wahala stopping point in Rice University.|
Since I wasn't drinking any beer, I didn't get in line for it. I also had my water bottle handy and was just sucking that down dry.
And then it was time to go again. We didn't really have a reason to stick around. But this break gave me enough time for my body to catch up and basically decide it was ready to shut down. I had a hard time breathing. Consequently, I had to walk more than usual, which sucks since this is only a two mile run. But there was nothing I could do. I couldn't push my body anymore than where it was at and I was lucky that I had the energy to even run at all.
Eventually, we made it back to the finish line where we hung out for a bit and decided to just go home (again, we weren't drinking and didn't feel like hanging out anymore). I also forgot to mention that we parked at Rice and had a long warmup and cool down walk. So, that was nice.
|We asked the nice cop to take our picture with the sign. Unfortunately, some other runners saw that and asked for his help, too.|
My body pretty much died when I got home, but I had a good time with what I could do. Elizabeth and I got a lot of compliments on our outfit and surprisingly, the undies worked out great. They stayed in place the whole time and they were quite comfortable. These are some pictures from Houston Chronicle.
Through this run, Elizabeth and I have decided to start a planks challenge. We want to do five minutes a day of planks and we are starting tomorrow. I will have an updated post tomorrow and hope you can take on the challenge with us.