Silliness Accepted

15 Jan

I’ve wanted to mock the people running the Disney races in costume, then this morning I remembered the Chicago Marathon. There were so many people running in costume just for kicks, including a superhero squad of Captain America, the Hulk and Wolverine. They were freaking awesome. So why the hate for women that decide to glam up a bit? Is it because I really dislike people that dress up to go to the gym? (I’m looking at you, cutoff sweatshirt and booty shorts girl) Maybe. But the Disney costumes are really no different.

If you’ve made running fun for yourself and your friends, I won’t hate. Seriously, keeping your body moving for a few hours ain’t a fun deal, no matter how much you love it. Maybe that pit stop to see Captain Jack is just what you needed to keep moving. That running skirt, while I find them silly, makes you feel pretty. The Disney races are pretty much the one place where silliness is widely acceptable.

Also, the people stopping every mile for a photo, while taking it slow, have still gone a further distance than I have. So I can’t be one to judge here. Will I still think you’re kinda nuts for wearing a tiara? Yeah probably. And I’ll also think that princess costume is really silly, and probably very uncomfortable to run in. But if you’re giving it all you’ve got… well, what can I say to that? Even Captain America finished in Chicago with a decent time.

Just don’t enter the race 4 months in advance with a plan to walk 80% of it, okay?

(Hey, practicing non-judgmental-ness takes time. Gimme a break.)

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6 Responses to “Silliness Accepted”

  1. Lacey January 15, 2010 at 11:30 am #

    yeah i’m not a running skirt girl. i don’t really like the look but if other people like it and it gets them running and makes them feel good then kudos to them for that!!!!!!!!!!! we all have our style preferences:) and i would never call myself stylish … hehe.

    i would have to do something like this with a few friends. if i’m going to race, i usually go solo, and race for time. so this would just be in a diff category i guess.

    • runkerarun January 15, 2010 at 11:59 am #

      Yeah, I was originally doing it on my own and it was all about time. But then my cousin wanted to join in, so we’re starting to make it more of a fun deal. There are less scenic halfs coming up in Boston. Time can be of the essence there ;)

  2. Marlene January 17, 2010 at 7:48 am #

    Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comments. :)

    YES, there were some outrageous costumes out there. I don’t know how people run wearing some of that stuff.

    • runkerarun January 17, 2010 at 5:11 pm #

      I saw photos from last year… apparently one woman dressed as Ariel complete with a tail that stuck out! I can’t even imagine how tough it must have been to run in that (and how hard it was to avoid hitting people with it….)

  3. RunToFinish January 17, 2010 at 12:35 pm #

    i know that I can’t do costumes, but i’m thankful for those that do because it makes me laugh and distracts me during the race!

    • runkerarun January 17, 2010 at 5:12 pm #

      That’s very true! Sometimes a good distraction is needed on long, empty stretches of road ;)

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