|Finished product. If only I had a Grinch mask and some green tights!|
So, I decided at the last minute to dress up... as Santa. This wasn't going to be a race that I had anything riding on. It didn't matter how hard I ran, my current fitness guaranteed I wasn't going to set any PR's. So it was the perfect opportunity to dress up. I dug out an old red jersey that was far too big for me. I went to Michael's Arts & Crafts and found some fleecy trim, a Santa hat, and some other odds and ends. I took this home and set about crafting my costume.
Did I mention that I do not "do" domestication?
I didn't even have any thread. Minor detail. I tried the yarn I use for braiding but it was too thick to go through the material. Hmmmmm...... what to do... what to do.
I dug around in the camper for ideas until I came across the solution. DENTAL FLOSS!!!! I had enough dental floss to get the job done and it's minty freshness couldn't be a bad thing! Mad stitching ensued and before I knew it, Santa was born, Grinch-style, and ready to run!!
|I feel like my fingertips are in mortal danger!|
I got to the event and met up with a few others. The run used to be used by this group as the unofficial red speedo run. With one very brave exception, the rest of us chose costumes over old school! The honks and shouts of encouragement as the four of us walked through the streets of downtown Austin were, well... mostly for him. HO HO SPEEDO!!
|Four different ways to Ho Ho Ho!!|
|The Trail of Lights below the city skyline.|