Is there anything duct tape can’t do? I’ve never run a race in costume before, so I decided to go for it this weekend. It was Friday night and I still didn’t have anything to match Emily’s costume.
Enter yellow duct tape.
Twist a couple pipe cleaners around a headband. Stretch out two wire hangers and cover with an old pair of pantyhose. Pin them to the back of your shirt.
One problem, the race started at 3:30 in the afternoon. It was already 80+ degrees by then, lest I forget we're in Georgia. Emily lasted about 30 seconds in her costume before and we had to rescue her.
It was cute when we were matching. By myself I looked like a super dork. M asked if I was really going to wear the costume. Hell yeah.
The good thing about the late start was that he got to come too! I was counting on him NOT being there. It’s always better to do that so I don’t end up disappointed. But everything ran as scheduled, and he made it home from his trip in time to meet us. I took advantage of the team support and decided to race this one by myself.
Did mention this race was a 6k? Weird distance right? The course was one big loop that started and ended at the club house of a local country club, and it took us through the streets of a nearby subdivision. Even after running the race, I can’t figure out what made the course so special it couldn’t be made into a regular 5k. I was guaranteed an instant PR.
I felt good cruising up and down the hills, and still had a little left over after crossing the finish line. M was a bit slow on the draw. Sorry for the rear-view.
I finished in 25:32. Having no experience with a 6K, I wasn’t sure what to think of this. I plugged my time into the Runner’s World pace calculator and learned it works out to about 6:50/ mile. I’m ok with that for now. It’s better than anything I’ve done in the past 6 months.
The post-race refreshments were another interesting first. They served a MEXICAN BUFFET catered by one of the sponsors, Gezzo’s Grill. I made up a nice little plate…..which I immediately gave to M to eat since he didn’t have lunch. It wasn’t real appealing after racing in 80 degree weather.
The race organizers get points for effort though. Mr. Blondie said it was good.
I took first place Overall Female so we hung around for the awards ceremony. It made missing out on the mexican buffet a little less tragic.
This race was definitely different, but it was fun.
Do you have plans for Halloween? Are there any memorable costumes you’ve worn in the past?
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