I’ve had a Tinkerbelle costume since 2006 when we went to a masquerade Halloween party as Tinkerbelle and Captain Hook.I’ve always wanted to run a race in that costume. No, I don’t know why. I probably shouldn’t analyze it too much.
Sunday was the 2nd annual Boos & Brews 5K in Winston Salem. As soon as I heard about it and saw pictures of the race where people were wearing costumes, I knew I had to do it. I tweeted my friend Meghan about it (whom I actually met through Twitter) and we both signed up. (Do you see me?)
Meghan also had wings!
I kind of wanted to die on a very steep hill. It lasted ¾ mile. And it was s.t.e.e.p. I guess that’s the race director’s trick instead of a treat.
My elbows got chafed from hitting my glittery wings.
But I had a blast. I definitely didn’t beat my PR but I’ll definitely be back next year. Costume races rock.
And there were some awesome costumes. My favorite was a 7 months pregnant woman who had painted her belly like a pumpkin. Hilarious. And brave.
I also liked the guy who ran in an inflatable fat man sumo suit. I don’t know how he didn’t die on the hill. (Holla Amy’s husband!)
“And her little dog too” ran with a gal. Get it? ha!
A man dressed as a cowboy told me after the race that it was a little demoralizing to be passed by Tinkerbelle. And even more so when he saw I was running “in those toe shoes.” Sorry man. Tinks got wings.
Have you run a race in a costume? Would you?