I mentioned in the previous post that I was participating in a 2 mile fun run sponsored by a local bar for the program Girls on the Run. So in the midst of a bustling shopping center we donned our tutus and sequins.
As you can see, prior to the race, there were plenty of dresses, all green, and of all different types.
The flapper inspired sequined dress and boa was one of my favorites, and there was a girl in a matching outfit running with him. I think the guys with wings marketed themselves as tooth fairies and had brought wands. The girls in the photo above were also among my favorite dresses.
Here we are at the end of the race and the second beer stop (there were two, as well as drinks before and after the race). As the emcee said, "It's not how fast you finish...it's how much fun you have along the way." We ran the entirety of the race, which I know for a lot of people isn't huge, but for me it was a pretty big deal, and with being unused to running in the midday sun/heat, I wasn't sure if I'd be able to make it. I don't think I've ran any distance in a public event since middle school track, whereas the bf used to be a pretty big long distance runner. Needless to say, we ran at my pace, which was occasionally about as fast as I walk (I like to walk fast), and he was a great run partner. I'm sure we'll be doing more of this bar's running events in the future, hopefully with more ludicrous outfits.
After the afterparty, we made our way to one of the city parks to take advantage of the great weather we've been having lately. There were ducks! It's one of the really green and nice areas in the city, so it was great to spend some time there. We had hoped to also walk through the Fragrant garden bit, but they had blocked it off for a wedding. When we walked back past it again there was a string trio playing "Don't Stop Believing." Who doesn't want to class up a bit of Journey for special occasions?