First off, Happy Halloween! I have to admit, I am not really a fan of Halloween. Not really at all. I know I probably should be. I'm all for imagination and pretending and having fun but there is something I find very unnerving (more so than what is intended) about people with masks on, or fake blood, or anything icky like that. (Yes, I am a grown-up and I just used the word 'icky.') (Yes, I am a grown-up and just used the word 'grown-up.')
Yesterday, as part of Halloween weekend, Jason ran the 10 mile Monster Dash in Minneapolis. Since the race is so close to Halloween, many of the runners dress up! I thought that not many people would be dressed up since it's typically difficult to run in a costume (or so I would think... synthetic fabric rubbing in places it should not be? No thank you.) There were MANY runners in costume though and I snapped some photos of my favorites.
A Christmas Tree (he's just a little early... or a lot.) A skeleton (no body fat = fast runner!) And an M&M and a Peanut. This one could be either incredibly cute or incredibly weird... think "you are the peanut to my M&M!" Not sure that is a nice compliment for a guy.
This Twister costume is really cool! You can't tell in the photo but her hat was the spinner! Also, a Whoopie Cushion and some McFries (which is funny since runners are usually, you know, not really into fast food.)
Thing 1 and Thing 2... love the hair. Gumby... imagine a half marathon in this suit! He/she did it! And, of course, beer.
One of my favorite costumes were the numerous people dressed as Waldo from Where's Waldo (the Wikipedia article has a lot of information you never knew you wanted to know about Waldo!) Think of a big crowd of people and a Waldo in the middle of the crowd. SO appropriate!
These people made me think "found him!" to myself all day!
I have to say, I really love supporting Jason and his running. I was able to drop him off and then head over to the 4 mile marker to see him along the way. I was even able to snap a photo! You guys, it's hard to pick someone out of a crowd of 9,000 people when they are all speeding by, even if it's your own husband!
As you can see from the center photo, it was a gorgeous day in the Twin Cities. It was a littel chilly in the early morning but it warmed up quickly. The lake in the center photo is Lake Nakomis which the runners circled twice before running on Minnehaha Parkway to Lake Harriet and the Finish Line. The third photo was taken close to the finish line which was right on the water. SO pretty and a really nice place to hang out and watch everyone finish. We watched a bunch of the 5k runners finish which was a lot of fun. A lot of families running together, more fun costumes, and even runners with their dogs (who all seemed to just want to do it all over again they were so excited!)
And now, with this medal (which, if you'll notice, has a skull on it! Too cool!), Jason has a 5k, a 10k, a 10 mile, and a half marathon (13.1 miles) under his belt. WOO Jason! So so proud of you!
Also, I just wanted to say that at midnight tonight it will be November. Month 11. One month away from December. This is just crazy to me! Wasn't it Labor Day like, last week?