Saturday, January 19, 2013

TuTu Fun!

Note the brutal fog starting to engulf us!

Today was the first charity run of the year from Fitness by Emily who put on the "Ugly Sweater Run" last month. Clearly the theme this time was "Run your TuTu off."  We took this very seriously and donned our own version of the "TuTu".  Mine, Annie and Sarah's were courtesy of my birthday gift from Melinda who made them all by herself. Sarah pillaged some of her TuTu material to create one for Maddie. Stafford stuffed Grocery Outlet bags and tied them together. He should have won most creative prize hands down, and Zach used his collection of bandannas. Sean was the closest thing to a party pooper choosing not to don a skirt but rather fashioned two "2"s which he pinned on his shirt. Chicken!

Today's race benefited "Benton County Furniture Share" which is a fantastic cause. I'm still hoping to donate a couple of chairs or more to them in the not to distant future. I just have to drag them out of the house when Sean isn't looking!

Here is the shot of the Bunnies. It's highly unlikely that an event will take place in this town that we don't run together.
Why didn't I wear my bunny hat??
What's that you say? Have I been hitting the beer a bit to hard? No, that's my inhaler and my other glove in my pocket. I love the way it looks like a gut is hanging over my tutu. By the way, both Melinda and I have been working out like fiends since the new year and we both look pretty hot!  Apparently a tutu adds like 30 pounds. So does this mean real ballerinas actually only weigh 57 pounds since they look like they weigh 87 pounds? Oh and yes, I am wearing my hat backwards. Thanks for noticing. Note to self, don't ever wear a hat that looks the same from both sides!

Did I mention that it was freezing this morning? It hasn't gotten above freezing nor has the sun been seen in these parts in days, maybe weeks, or perhaps even months at this stage. I'm lost in the fog literally so it's hard to tell.

Next months race is set for the 16th of February. The theme is not yet known but we were told to think "hearts".  Hmmm. Gale, if you're reading this, I expect to see you there. You are so ready for a 5k!

I'll leave you with the little Ross family shot. In spite of how stupid I look in this tutu, I had a blast and am looking forward to the next one. It's amazing what a little community outreach can do for the soul!

Annie and Sean both took "run your Tutu off" to the extreme.

1 comment:

  1. Tracie, I'm so lame! My feet have been giving me a hard time so I've lightened up my running. More walking right now. So glad to see your photos! Another friend of mine did the run too. You all looked GREAT!
    Thanks for posting so many great pix!!!