This race wasn’t even on my calendar until a friend reminded me of it. It was a fun, low cost race, so why not join in? I even got to dust off my bridesmaid dress and run in it another year. Seriously though, I wore this to my brother’s wedding. I think that was 28 or 29 years ago. It’s a true classic. It also fits like a glove (the tight leather kind that suffocates you) and it hotter than hell when you run in it! But it’s all in the name of fun, so why not?!
I wish I could figure out where a picture is of me wearing this dress in the wedding, but I have no idea where it is. Sister fail. But here’s a shot of my friends with the “bride” of the day.
The Bride is our rabbit for the race. He’s a speedy cross country runner, so this was no big deal – although he did say the strapless dress was a challenge to keep up (#flatchestedgirlproblems).
Here’s my friend Cheryl, who will be joining me as a coach in the Ready for the Race 5K training program.
Look at me go in that snazzy dress!
My finish time was 26:22, which was 30 seconds faster than last year. Yeah that! I guess that shows my hamstring issues are improving and I’m getting a bit stronger. Or maybe it was because I was going to suffocate if I stayed in that dress one minute longer!! Phew. As soon as I crossed the finish line I stripped off the top of the dress. It was unbearable!
I had to zip out of there and get Sydney from cross country practice, but we made it back in time for awards and raffle gifts. This race has a ton of giveaways! I got a pretty bracelet for 1st in my age group award. And I got a candle as a raffle prize!
I also got a cute teddy bear dressed in a wedding veil, but I ended up giving it to a friend’s daughter. She was super happy to receive it and even made me a bracelet as a thank you gift. I wore it at the Jeep race. Awwww, how sweet!
Here’s a fun parting shot… look at that bow on the back. Wow, right? Still in style after all of these years. hahahaha!
It was definitely a fun morning with a crazy theme.
Q: Do you have any running related jewelry?
Q: Favorite scent for candles?
I don’t burn them in the summer, but in the winter I love the Bath and Body Works scents of “winter” and other pine-y smelling types.
Q: Was that sports bra a fashion no-no? Should I have gone with strapless sports bra?? (ha, do they even make those??)