Saturday, July 12, 2008

Come on coffee!

I got up at some ridiculous hour to get ready to run a race at the Elsie Dairy Festival where inevitably there will be some type of running cow on the race shirt. That is okay, I've had more bizarre shirts, like the one that was bright orange and said Run for the Booooooooooooooobies on it and had a rather large white ghost in the middle of it. In case you are slower than me and don't get it, it was an October race for breast cancer. I would still like to go to our local screen printer and ask who in the heck designed those. I am usually proud to wear my race shirts but that one is the pits (you can really only wear it in October), the race was the pits too-it was raining and the course was 3 times (yes, 3 times!) around the same course and for a 5k that is pretty boring. So, bad shirt, terrible course, crappy weather, the only saving grace was that we went out for coffee after and I didn't even feel guilty for not going home right away to the husband and kids (They are very capable of destroying the kitchen while whipping up their own pancakes).

So today I'll head off to the land of Mama Elsie wearing my black running skirt and spanking new shoes. The skirt is totally kosher and if you don't believe me just go check out the latest issue of Runner's World where they did a whole article and review of the new phenomena of wearing a skirt while running. The shoes however are going to shout out in many ways "First time racer!" But I had to do it, buy them that is, when the shoes I wear to chase pigs look better than my road running shoes it is difficult to deny that I need to ruin the budget, again. I figure maybe I'll fake a few fellow runners out as a non-competitor, I might even pin my number to the BACK of my shirt to really get them to believe it, and then run like the wind with my skirt flapping in their face as we approach the finish line.

7 comments:

Alissa said...

Yeah, shorts ride up on my ham hock thighs, and I've been thinking about a skirt.

I'll take that Run for the Boooooooobies shirt! I'll send you some more beanies as a trade!

Lisa Greenfelder said...

I might have a lead on who designed the shirt..... Not me... same last name. Really Mike loves Kris to draw anything that has boobies or buts on it. She really does a good job too.

Mary Stoinski said...

You shoulda came over to my house for coffee...I was up at 5:00!

I think I'll go for a skirt here in the near future.

Carol said...

I suck at running, but I would like a legitimate reason to buy a new skirt.

Ah, the Elsie Dairy Festival, the only festival where a guy riding a dairy cow is the parade's main attraction.

abby said...

Time for an update now! We've all waited patiently and we want to know if the cows ran with you.

Erin the Librarian said...

Yeah, and what did the cows think of your new skirt?

Mechelle said...

Fine, I ran just fine. 23:14 which equals out to about 7:29 a minute. I took first in my age group. I did pass up all the cows. Then Tim decided we needed to run the Showboat Race this morning where I did a 23:28 and realized I'm too old for two days of racing in a row, I missed being the first female by 25 seconds. I hate all this braggy stuff so I'm gonna stop now. BUT, I had like 3 guys ask me if I liked running in my skirt because they saw the Runners World article too. I think they were jealous that men can't run in skirts!