That’s how that saying goes, right?
So explain to me what all these bees are doing running then….
Today was the Boos & Brews Halloween 5k. I’ve never run a race in costume before, but when my friend Teri tweeted me about it a few weeks ago I impulsively signed up.
Then I immediately started worrying over what kind of costume I could wear, much less run in. Inspiration struck when I was putting away laundry and noticed a bright yellow t-shirt next to my black running skirt. A few pieces of black duct tape, some striped knee socks, wings and an antennae headband and I was good to go! Bzz bzz!
I was excited to see so many other runners came out in costume – in fact, almost everyone running the race was dressed up!
Me, Anne and Teri in our cute costumes – Anne in 80s gear, me as a bumble bee and Teri as Tinkerbell.
I was most impressed when I saw this guy…. I couldn’t believe he was able to run in that!
I also couldn’t believe how fast Anne and I ended up running it – there was a huuuuuge hill in the middle of it, that I swear felt like it was never going to end. We had to walk part of it, so I was delighted when we came in around the corner to the finish and had run it about 2 minutes faster than my “average” time – even with the walk!
We had a blast – I’ll definitely do it again next year. I’ll have to start scheming what my costume will be – although apparently, having those wings on helped me fly through the race! Thanks to my friend Stephanie, who is also our Dance Trance instructor and a sponsor of the race, for many of these photos. She was also a great cheerleader – Anne and I heard her shouting for us as soon as the finish line was in sight!