Hi there. So after my post yesterday I was a little bit pumped up about my impending half marathon (just a little bit), so I decided to work on my costume for the race.
Every year I always see such cool, inventive, clever costumes at the Disney runs and I always think to myself, “I want to wear a thought-out costume next year” and then I always forget to think it out. Same goes for this year. Yesterday was the first time I actually thought about what I was going to wear, so I am a little under the gun to pull everything together by the 23rd.
After some quick Googling, I decided to dress as…
Tweedledee!! (not TweedleDUM, although my blasé approach to training could constitute me as ‘DUM’)
Yeah, I know this isn’t a Princess, and I am running the Princess Half Marathon, but whatever. I figured this one would be pretty easy because I already have a red Sparkle Skirt that’s begging to be worn again (the last time I wore it was for the Princess in 2012). And then I’d just need to find a yellow top, a blue bow tie and headgear of some sort. To get ideas I Googled “Disney running costumes” and found this for inspiration.
And then I shopped and shopped (online) and found what I needed. I got a yellow tank from Champion for $15, I got a sequined blue bow tie on Amazon for $1.88 (!!), I have red and white striped knee socks from the Reindeer Run and in lieu of the propeller hat (I can’t wear hats that cover my head because I get too hot) I opted for a red sparkly visor that I found on Sparkle Athletic (it was way more than I would normally pay for a visor, but it’s sparkly and matches my skirt), and then I’ll somehow get crafty and add the little yellow flag thingy to it.
So yay! That’s kind of exciting. Now I am just hoping that everything ships in time for me to get my costume together for the big day! This means that I’m going to have to stop for a photo with Tweedledee during the race like I did one year…
T25 Update … I’ve been hard at work on my T25 this week. I took off because I woke up feeling a little “eh”, but I was back at it with Lower Focus and today with Speed 1.0. It might not be running, but it’s definitely a better workout, that gets my heart rate up way higher, than any slow run I do, so I’m hoping that counts as training. I think it does. So that makes me feel a little bit better.
How about you … Have you ever worn a costume for a race? What did you dress up as? Ever run a Disney race?