First race since June. Its a 5k. So after I signed up, I needed to find an ugly sweater. This was a moment where I wish I had saved all mine from junior high. But I did not. So I hit SIX stores yesterday thinking one of them would have something. Walmart had some plain sort of Christmas sweaters - and I didn't think they were ugly or exciting enough. I even went to Goodwill but they only had summer stuff - um, ok? Ultimate fail. So I went home and got on eBay. I've never bought anything on eBay. I found this one sweater that was cool but it sold while I was checking it out. So I found another one and had a little bitty bidding war and won it. Not extremely ugly but it reminds me of something I would have worn in junior high.
I plan on wearing my red tights too and a Santa hat and my sequin green gloves (well half gloves).
So I have only run once in four months so I figured I better get some running in before the race so I don't embarrass myself too much. Today was the day!
Not the best of days to choose to run.
Granted, it wasn't snowing when I went out. But it was a frozen WINDY tundra out there. Here is how I WAS going out there to run...this is the before.
Once I stepped outside, the wind got me. So I ran back inside and put on my 'runners' mask (like a ski mask) which would keep my neck and face warm while I ran. It helped a ton. My fingers were pretty frozen when I got back (even though I was wearing special Brooks gloves/mittens). So here is me after and the reason for the title of this blog.
LOL! A ninja with pigtails! hahahaha! I had no clue I looked like a ninja. People probably thought I was super weird! But it helped.
Anyways, I probably ran a couple miles (Dear Santa: Please bring me a Garmin).