Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Jingle This...

Seems December has come and gone, and I was pretty slack about posting...::shrug::. I'm sure you'll get over it, right?
Such a good sport!

So, we kicked off the month in grand form, by running the Jingle Bell Dash for Cash...which was a new race this year...a 10K. Up and at 'em, bright and early, on a frosty December morning, we donned festive running elfish get up for me, and a penguin hat for the hubster.

Though you can't see it in the picture, that elf hat has a big ole jingle bell on the end of it. A bell that drove the poor hubster to the verge of insanity. It would jingle-jingle-jingle as I ran, to the point he was just about to grab it and rip it off...when, inexplicably? It'd stop...for just long enough that he would shake the urge to go Hulk-Smash on my which point it would start up again. (Of course it would, lol)

We stayed together for the whole course, and chatted on and off...when we weren't dying from the seemingly endless uphill. At one point, we had been climbing for what felt like days, and we got to what looked to be the top and a turn. One of the volunteers was standing there, cheering folks on and directing them to the next part of the course. She gleefully shouted "Just take the first right at the top!"

If you're dorky and you know it... ;)
We looked at one another and I said "Did she say top?? You mean we have to keep going up?!?!?" Lol...

We finished the race at a respectable 52:50. Not lighting the world on fire, but certainly not a bad least for us.

After the race, was the awards ceremony. There were cash prizes for top finishers, for costumes and just random drawings. We got lucky, and my named was called for one of the $50 prizes.

All in all, an overall good time.

A fun event, a hilly course and cash prices made this a run that we will definitely look to do again next year.

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