What exactly were we for our Halloween Half-Marathon?
This costume is what I spent 8 hours of my life constructing this past week and it was worth every second for the second place prize of best costume.
Filled with candy…they know me too well.
We got to the race at 6 (the time they said to be there) and waited for 80 minutes for the bus in THIRTY DEGREE WEATHER……we were popscicles but once we got on the bus we were warm again. At the starting line they had a huge heated tent (that is why we didn’t bring extra warm gear because we thought we would be doing all of our waiting in the tent) that fit all of the racers where we waited for about an hour or something.
It was awesome hanging out in the tent and seeing all of the different costumes…..my personal favorite: Some guy dressed up as a GARMIN 305…..ridiculously awesome and I wish I took a picture.
The costume contest was before the race and when we went on the stage to show our stuff we had a big bag of candy and when they hit us with their bats we threw the candy out to the crowd like our pinatas eploded. Candy always wins votes. The winners were the cast from Despicable Me and they were AWESOME. They talked/danced/acted just like their characters.
The race started at 9 and the temperatures were perfect. My sis darted off and we tried to keep up with her but she was cruising.
Even though it looks like not a lot of people were dressed up, I would say that the majority of runners were dressed up. Seeing all of the costumes made time fly by as we were running.
I finally found her at about mile 11 but her toenail ripped off from all of the downhill running and she had to stop and try to make it feel better.
She ended up finishing about a minute behind me. My uncle also rocked it and got a huge PR with a 1:51. I finished (GARMIN TIME, race results aren’t up yet) in 1:39…..remember this was a DOWNHILL course.
Sweet bangs, I know.
You’d think that running 13.1 miles with a pinata on your head would be tough but suprisingly it was very comfortable and I only had to adjust it once. The pinata hat also made it super easy to spot each other and my mom found us at the end VERY easily. We made the costumes by cutting squares of streamers and scrunching it up with a pencil and using the hot glue gun to paste it on.
Lots of friends ran the race too. You knew before opening up this blog that there was going to be way too many pictures so enjoy;)
Kayla and Jaime below.
Be prepared for the buffet meal that we went to after the race. Things got crazy and I have never eaten so many recee’s pieces in one hour in my entire life. PB has protein. Protein helps muscles recover quickly.
What did you do today?
-Race, eat, shower, bday shop for my neice and now we are going to watch MOVIES galore.
What are you going to be for Halloween. What is the coolest costume that you have ever worn?
What was the worst thing that happened to you during a race? Toenail like my sis, cramping, tripping, getting lost?
-For me, it was getting blood blisters all over my feet during a marathon because of the rain and bad socks.