It seems I really enjoy Halloween.
I got to add to my collection of costumes this year, running my favorite Halloween 5K on Sunday. Since I've had two years of award-winning costumes, I needed something good. And when I saw Mir's son's idea, I simply had to make it happen!
Before the race, people kept asking if I was going to run in that. Yup! And it actually went pretty well!
- Mile 1: 9:15
- Mile 2: 9:10
- Mile 3: 8:52
I tracked the course a little short -- my third mile beeped just before I crossed the finish line. Clock time: 27:25.
Even though I tracked at only 3.01, I'm pretty sure the course was the same as in the past. As Mr Potato Head, I ran the same race in 28:16 (Garmin said 3.02). As a refrigerator (a more-comparable costume!), I couldn't find my official result, but my Garmin time was 29:00 for 3.07.
I'm pretty happy with my race! As I was headed towards the bagel table, I heard another woman talking to a friend, remaking how the "lady in the house" beat her. A friend just loudly exclaimed, "Aw, man!" as I passed her. I taunted back, "You can't let a house beat you!"
But she didn't catch up.
I was able to wear my costume to work to our party last Friday too, and won the costume contest. At the race, I came in second. Yay!
I wonder what I should be next year?