Yay, the 12athon! It’s started! It’s why we started this blog!
Anyway. So. I ran 10 miles this afternoon. I did it in my Halloween costume. I get points for doing both. I ran laps around my neighborhood, due to lack of owning a hand-held or otherwise portable-type water bottle. I’ve got a 1.28-mi route that I know pretty well, so I ran it 8 times. Which, yes, for the mathy-types out there, means I actually ran 10.24 miles. I’m okay with that. (My feet, on the other hand . . .) It took me about 2 hours and 10 minutes, which I totally can’t prove because I didn’t have anywhere to put my phone and I don’t own a Garmin, so you’ll just have to take my word for it.
Here are some pictures to prove that I did what I did:
Here’s me afterward. The cranky look is because I just ran 10 miles and I really wanted to get out of that clothing and into the shower. And yes, since you’re wondering, my house did come with a ballet studio. Short sales for the win!
Now, before you inform me that a tutu does not a Halloween costume make, let me inform you that most of the black on the tutu isn’t actually plain black tulle; it’s this stuff.
Yeah. Spiderwebs and spiders. See? Halloween!
Also, I’m wearing my Monster Dash jacket, from the 10-mile race (it’s also a half marathon) I did Halloween weekend this year. Monsters! Halloween!
So, as I hear Steve Chiotakis say every morning, let’s do the numbers:
Pace: 12:41 (considering how slow I was going on laps 7 and 8, this is pretty good)
Elevation gain: 472 ft (59 ft/lap x 8 laps)
Items of clothing worn: 13 (yes, I’ll be doing the Dirty Dozen challenge soon)
Blisters: 0. YAY!
Ounces of drink consumed: 20-ish
WTF-faces given to me: 1
Polite waves or ‘hi’s: 6
“Hey how you doing nice weather we’re having!”s: 1 (said by a tween boy as if it were one sentence)
Other runners: 2, but I ran by one lady about four times
Other runners in costumes: 0. Alas.