I was so psyched to finally be able to register for this run! It's always on a Sunday, which, in the past, had been a bad time for me to do races, since Hubby had to work on those days. Well, this year, he still worked on Sunday, but he went in much earlier, so I was able to run!
However, I made the amateur mistake of signing up before reading all the fine print... The course time limit (when they'd start breaking down) was 2:30!! Even on my fastest day, I would finish until 2:51! Last year's last finisher came in at 2:55... Well, fuck...
I decided to do it anyway, and if I came in last, whatever.
|This is to the left of my monitor at work; whatever race I'm doing next is posted here|
The top is a Sport-Tek Women's Sleeveless PosiCharge Competitor Tee. It is light as a feather and doesn't cling to my big ol' rolls either!
|don't we all have some old computer CDs lying around?|
|$2.99 at Hobby Lobby|
|Paint and cheapie foam brush (these suck, don't use them)|
Luckily, all the dots remained dots and my shirt was done (ETA, I've since washed the shirt, and all the dots are still there!). I'd also purchased a red visor to attach antennae to (no pic of that - see photos further down). And, because I'm a procrastinator, I was making antenna last night!
|I did NOT paint my visor because I wanted to be able to re-use it|
|No worries, we aren't parking on graves|
Yeah, as you can imagine, lines weren't short.
|She's so skinny I can see her bones... oh.|
|Everyone needed to pee, apparently|
|Plenty of time for a selfie! (Antennae are pipe cleaners and sparkly pompoms, also from Hobby Lobby)|
|I wish I got the cool ombre shirt, like the people above, but ombre doesn't come in XXL I guess|
|I didn't see any mummies, so we're good|
|I wonder how many total pumpkins they used for the 10 mile course?|
|Check me out, I'm a ladybug (notice a dearth of costumes in the background?)|
|I don't know what she was, but that was a lot of satin|
|Don't know who she was supposed to be either, I'm guessing something candy-related|
|Well, fuck. It's gonna be a long race.|
|This is what happens when people try to pass on the left and hit a pumpkin|
|I vant... to suck... your PowerAde|
|20% done with this very boring race|
|It's like dead-people condos|
Mile 4 was going out of the cemetery along some sort of walking or biking trail.
|My pace is meh|
|Hey look, there's like 2 people up there|
|Hello, PoPo. You don't need to really follow me on a walking trail, do you?|
|Put. The pumpkin. DOWN!|
I can hear you... Hey, Lazy, where's Mile 5 and Mile 6?
Well, apparently I missed them. I think I cut the course! On the walking trail on the way back, I was trying to catch up to the lady in front of me and get in front of her, so she was all I was paying attention to. When she got to the head of the trail, she should have turned to the right, but she turned to the left. Did SHE cut the course on purpose, or did she screw up too? I don't know, but because I wasn't paying attention, I missed two miles of this race! Let that be a lesson kids - pay attention to race signs!
|That is the fastest 2 miles EVAH!|
|A close-up of the map, badly annotated with Sharpies (and I'm pretty sure the arrows are going the wrong direction...)|
|That purple-circled area? Yeah, those are my two missing miles|
|Seriously? You didn't even RUN the damn race! Put it DOWN!|
|Lone-leeeee. I'm Mr. Lone-leeeee.|
|Her running partner dressed as Jack, of course (though I don't know where he is)|
|Thank God. I'm so done.|
|Dude. When someone comes to a finish line, you CHEER. Whether you know me or not|
I got my medal and found a volunteer to take my photo.
|I wish my antennae were bigger|
I sat in the car in the AC for a while, waiting for the traffic jam to clear, and took some photos of my medal. (It glows in the dark, too!)
|Sharpies were used to make my ladybug dots on my nails (most of them survived!)|
|Looks awesome with my black skirt as a backdrop|
My family loves chicken. I make boneless, skinless chicken breasts a lot. I'd say 75% of the time, they get marinated or breaded. I've been using an old set of Ziploc rectangular containers as my breading station, or to hold my Ziploc'd bags of marinating chicken. Hubby hates them because when I wash them, water gets trapped in the rolled edge, and I have him trained by now (hehehe) not to put wet dishes away. So, they usually never get put away!
Anyway, I want to find something about the same size, but without a rolled edge. I tried using pie plates (like they do on all those fancy cooking channel shows), but they were too big and too shallow for how I like to work. And so far, I've not been able to find anything suitable in stores nearby (like Walmart or Big Lots). I was hoping that Old Time Pottery had something (they have everything!).
I was able to score two of the ovals in a dusty blue, which match my kitchen, for about $8.50 after tax. (ETA - these are PERFECT!!! Deep enough to contain the breading, enough wiggle room to bread the chicken, cleans up wonderfully because nothing sticks!).
After OTP, I was starving, so I just cruised until something looked good. Whataburger looked good. I've not been to a WaB for probably a decade! I got a bacon cheeseburger combo for $7.
|Bacon Cheeseburger (only mayo) with fries|
|I do love how condiment cups fit in my door caddy though!|
|Boring, all-white tee|
|Hey, it's Sport-Tek too!|