Thursday, June 23, 2011

Who Wears Short Shorts?

Oh my gosh…Saturday is coming up so fast. I have two days to get myself into shape to run the Warrior Dash. It’s a “3.02 hellish mile race.” I don’t think I’ve ever run more than a mile at a time in my life and that was in 19…something or other.

Fighting asthma and just no desire to go out and run for pleasure (well, I do have to say that I’ve been enjoying running barefoot on the beach lately…), I don’t know what I was thinking signing up for this thing.

Well, I was thinking warrior medal, t-shirt, fuzzy hat with horns and a beer at the end included in the entry fee. Yea, I’m mostly in it for the hat and the beer. I figured that the 3.02 hellish miles would be broken up with fun distractions such as climbing through mud under barbed wire, going up a muddy slope, sliding down a muddy slope, climbing a wooden wall, going through hundreds of tires, jumping over old cars and trucks, fighting my way through a tangle of ropes and leaping over fire. Then, I get the beer and the hat.

The other thing is that so many people just do it for the fun of it. To me, that sounds like fun. Yea, if you want to win a better quality fuzzy hat with horns, you can go all out. I’m doing it for fun with friends.

One friend and I decided last night that we were going to dress in crazy outfits (you can win prizes for that). We were thinking tube socks, old 70s gym shorts, tight t-shirts and head bands. As a last minute thing, I couldn’t find 70s shorts…but I found some short shorts that have a similar look. Not as cheesy as my 70s kid days, but reminiscent. The shirts turned into white tank tops that we are thinking of painting something on them.

I tried the outfit on today. It looks very Juno to me…you know the boys running in the movie? And the shorts are…well, very short. I’m not so sure I can pull them off as well as my fit and younger counter-part. But, I’m going to give it a try. I’m going to take the risk and wear something crazy in public.

Obviously I added this picture after the fact. Taken towards the end of the course.
We are still smiling.
If you get a chance to run the Warrior Dash, I highly suggest it.
Just be sure to wear short shorts.
The mud will weigh you down. 

Wow! Maybe this is my alter ego? Whatever it is, it’s daring, it’s fun. It’s good to break out every now and then from who we are (or who we’ve gotten comfortable being) and just go out and wear some short shorts.

Please share something about yourself that was totally unlike you.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see that you're well enough to run now, anyways!


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