Now that it’s January 2, most of us are getting back to the business of normal day-to-day life. I’ve come to realize that the real work on my 2013 goals won’t really start until the kids are back in school (Jan. 7 for us).
In the mean time, I’m putting together my race calendar and thinking about my February 9, 2013 Love Run 5K. If you read my blog regularly, you know I have a penchant for dressing in theme for themed races. How could anyone forget our epic Turkey Trot costumes?
Because the Love Run 5K will be my first race for 2013, I’m thinking about it now. I’m shifting my training to try to shave time off of my 5K time. But I’m also thinking of my costume, of course!
What does one wear to a Love Run?
Well, I could dress as a giant heart. That’s an obvious choice. But it seems like it would be bulky and tough to run in – similar to running in one of those giant M&M costumes. Doable – but not optimal, especially if I want to run faster for the 5K.
Of course, another option is Cupid. Cupid is even in the logo for the race.
Cupid comes with some fun accessories that would make things fun. Cute wings rest on the back, and a bow and arrow would be fun to aim at others. My guess is that there will be at least a handful of Cupids at the race. I’m looking for something slightly different than this. Cupid feels like a cute, but ordinary, choice.
Another consideration? Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. I can see getting a gold Sparkly Band, and having some kind of gold bracelet on my arm. It’s a little esoteric, and I don’t think many people would get it, unless I wore a “Hi, My Name is Aphrodite” name tag.
This leads me to my final consideration, the Queen of Hearts. Hmm – there are lots of possibilities here.
I love the Queen of Hearts playing card, but that would be nearly impossible to run in. It would be running with a sail attached to you! The card is out.
While there are many sexier versions of the Queen of Hearts costumes, I tend to look for the more modest children’s costumes because this is more like what I’ll be dressed as at a race. This costume has a lot of possibilities. I like the striped leggings and I could look for some striped socks like that.
Here’s another version. I’m thinking of how I can modify one of my running shirts to adapt to what this top looks like.
The Queen of Hearts also has some fun accessories – a crown or hat, and a sceptor. I’ll be looking for a hat or crown that is attached to a hairband. I want something that will stay in place, but will give some pizzazz to the outfit.
I particularly like this crown. It’s small and it looks like it will easily stay in place.
In the end, the Queen of Hearts wins out for the costume of choice for the Bryan-College Station Junior League Love Run 5K. I’m expecting, however, that at least the Fashion Queen and Miss Sassy Pants will be joining me for this race. So, that may mean two more outfits to create! I better get started!
If you’d like to join the Bryan College Station Junior League Love Run 5K on February 9, the registration can be found here. If you do run the race, I’d love to meet up with you and take some pictures for the blog. I love to meet my blog readers and Twitter followers – especially when we’re at races together!