Sadly, this wasn’t the best race to choose for him to run with me in. The course was pretty boring and even took us down a muddy, matinence road for about three miles with nothing to look at but fields. By the time we got to the finish line, we were bored to death and ready for the race to be done. At least we could look forward to the awesome race food from the vendors that sponsered the race. Wrong. By the time we finished, most of the food was gone and what was left had ridiculously long lines. They didn’t even have bottles of water, just tiny cups you had to keep refilling to try to quench your thirst. So, after chatting with some friends after the race, we decided to head on home.
Our favrite part of the race was seeing the fun and creative costumes people had on. I saw knights, jesters, a unicorn, and even a Link costume. There were even numours Disney princesses, even though it didn’t match the theme. If you are a regualr reader of my blog, then you know I love participating in the RunDisney events. Well, part of the fun of these races is dressing up. I am currently plotting my costume for the Expedition Everest race in May. I’ll show my progess as it comes : )
This gave my husband an idea. Since he is a writer, he thought of a race that is literary themed. (check out his books here) It could be a fun run, any distance, and people could dress up as their favorite characters from their favorite books. I imagine lots of people dressed up as Katniss or Harry Potter, heck you could even be the Cat in the Hat. At the finish line there would be food, of course, but also booths with local authors. You could meet them and possbily get a few new books. Who knows, one of them could be the next big thing. From my husband’s perspective, this would be a great way for the authors to gain exposure while still being active and having fun.
I’m curious if anyone else thinks this is a good idea? Also, who would you dress up as?