Once again, there will be no park-hopping for me (have you seen my race schedule?? I am on Disney probation) but there WILL be ladies dancing and a visit to the margarita bar 😉 (Yes, I gave up Sugar for Lent, but I had a little talk with God and he said a sip could go unscathed!)
Keep with tradition of costumed-runs, I will be this at the Princess Half:
Jasmine a.k.a. Kat-mine!
Reasons for dressing up during a race?
* It’s fun, why not?!
* It lightens the mood, “Why so serious??”
* It gears you up for the race itself, nothing like getting psyched!
* It draws cheers from spectators! When I did the WDW Half, people yelled “Go! Piglet!” and it motivated me to smile and enjoy the race while kicking it into gear!
Tips I’ve learned for race costumes
* Try to keep your race gear very similar to what you’d normally wear – adding too much might annoy
you more than anything. If you wear pants as part of a costume but normally wear a skirt, it might be pesky.
* Check out skirts and accessories from sites like Team Sparkle who has skirts you can wear OVER your regular bottoms (i.e. I’m wearing my Brooks Glycerin Shorts and a teal Team Sparkle skirt over it Sunday)
* Try it all on before-hand: no new is good new on race day in all forms!
* Remember that there are such thing as NON-compression arm and leg sleeves – if you’re not accustomed to compression ON runs, you might want to go for sleeves without it just in case (I repeat: no new is good new on race day – are we getting the hang of this?)
* If you wear makeup, make sure it’s water and smudge proof – raccoon eyed race photos anyone?
* Pin the crap out of headgear such as Elf Hats or Tiaras so they stay in place when you’re speedy Gonzales on the course. I’ve even safety-pinned onto an existing hat to keep costume parts on.
* Google is your friend
Will I see you our at the Disney Princess Half Marathon weekend?!
Have you raced in costume? Why/Why not?