Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Running ODDyssey

I’m supposed to be in my “off-season” now, but new stuff seems to be creeping into that little “Upcoming Races” box on the side bar.
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I’d been corresponding with Natalie over at Lil Runner about doing the ODDyssey Half Marathon in Philadelphia but was nervous to commit. Well, I just couldn’t resist the quirky nature of this race.

It's an addiction quite frankly.


Yes, I did sign up to run in costume too.

I’ll be running this one on pure guts and determination because I certainly haven’t been banking the miles in the past month. I’ve done the Camp Pendleton Mud Run before and that was a blast. I’m not expecting challenges of that caliber, but this race promises some surprises.

Looking at pictures from last year, one of the obstacles appears to be crawling through one of those fabric kiddie tunnels.

That isn't too crazy, but I’ll need to come up with a costume that doesn’t impede doing stuff like that. The bee wings from my Halloween race costume probably wouldn’t fit. I’m thinking about something that includes a modest tutu anyway. Now’s my chance y'all!

Easy costume suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Is anyone familiar with this race? Any thoughts as to what the other “unique obstacles” might be?

10 comments:

  1. I can't really think of any costume ideas, but the race sounds really fun!!

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  2. Oh my gosh... that sounds like a fun race. I have no costume ideas right now, but I'll let you know if I come up with anything. If anything, I think it would be fun to be a spectator at that race. Can't wait to see some ODD pictures! (:

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  3. Trying to think of some of the outfits I saw at Ragnar... nude leotard with greenery over the nethers, mime, jailbird, mountain man (cutoffs and plaid shirt), 80s rocker type stuff.

    I landed on your blog from googling RW SmartCoach in case you are wondering :o)

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  4. I have the SAME problem. I've been saying for several years, "I'm going to concentrate on the 5k" then distance races suck me back in.

    Currently, I'm FINALLY, REALLY doing it. I in middle of an 8 wk, 5k program and loving it. (well I did have the Renaissance half) but now, REALLY I have 5-6 wks left of the program and I'm totally focused. :)

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  5. Chacha- sorry this blog probably wasn't what you were searching for, but I'm glad you stuck around. Thanks for mentioning the Ragnar relay. I'm checking out the pictures from the NWP 2010, and I'm getting a lot of good ideas.

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  6. Sounds fun and fabulous. I'm sorry I don't have any costume ideas, but I'll be looking forward to the pics of what you come up with. :-)

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  7. I've been so out of touch w/ the blog world... just catching up! That's awesome, yay!! can't wait to meet you!

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  8. Chacha- sorry this blog probably wasn't what you were searching for, but I'm glad you stuck around. Thanks for mentioning the Ragnar relay. I'm checking out the pictures from the NWP 2010, and I'm getting a lot of good ideas.

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  9. Trying to think of some of the outfits I saw at Ragnar... nude leotard with greenery over the nethers, mime, jailbird, mountain man (cutoffs and plaid shirt), 80s rocker type stuff.

    I landed on your blog from googling RW SmartCoach in case you are wondering :o)

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  10. I can't really think of any costume ideas, but the race sounds really fun!!

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