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Saturday, October 31, 2009

happy halloween!

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!

Wicked Witch of the East!

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.

Wicked Witch of the East!

Wicked Witch of the East!

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?

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At 4:56 AM, November 01, 2009, Blogger jac said...

This is great! That cow looks way too happy to be caught in a tornado, though ;)

At 6:45 AM, November 01, 2009, Blogger joyRuN said...

Hahaha! That's a fantastic costume!

Great job on the race too :)

At 8:23 PM, November 01, 2009, OpenID trialsoftraining said...

I LOVE this!!! the shoes are the perfect accessory too :)

At 11:13 AM, November 02, 2009, Blogger Gretchen said...


I many sneak this idea for next year!


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