Monday, December 10, 2012

Santa Dash Re-cap

Happy Monday my friends. Off to a "meh" start. I had to fight Elle this morning over leggings and pump my own gas - blah.... It is cold outside and I am sorry, but that job is NOT for me. Where is E at on this? Come on, the least you can do is pump my gas... Anywhoo - if don't already know or haven't jumped on the Keek bandwagon - it is all the rage now:) I am @4kottez - it is just like instagram but with VIDEOS - I mean you can't get ANY better than that. Yes I will probably post a TON of videos - because you know... my goal in life was/is to be famous:)

Okay onto the race. Saturday was the Santa North Pole Dash 5K in St. Charles. I am basically going to sum this up with pictures - but let me first say a few things:

1. I should NOT have drank and hit the casino with my mom the night before (priorities right?)
2. This was a cluster - people all over the place and the streets were small - so you had to dodge people like pin-balls - CRAZY and annoying - but everyone was cute in their Santa gear.
3. I had to ditch the beard - that sucka was itchy, and it felt like spiders were crawling up my nose - NO THANKS.
4. I had the WORST side cramp ever (probably from dehydration and Pinot Noir still sloshing around in my belly)
5. I loved running with Kim - she is too much fun. My bff, Laura ran with his too. I think we all ran well together.

Okay... onto the pictures...

Picking up my swag and trying it on...


Mel gearing up before-hand...


Before the race pictures...





I am SOOOOOOOOO wearing this next year:)...


After the race pics...

My time - "meh" 


What I want for Christmas...


Well there you have it - also if you haven't heard, my girl Darci is hosting a link-up on Wednesday called "Darci's Santa Picture Fail" - I am so linking up. My kids HATE Mr. Claus and you can see it with your own eyes:)

Monday Funday - NOT!

Have you ran a Santa Dash? Are you on Keek - name please? What do you want for Christmas?

20 comments:

  1. Keek? I saw a few posting about this on IG, but I am always the last to jump on board with things. Sounds interesting though. You looked beyond cute in all your Santa gear. Great job at the run girl! Sorry your Monday is off to a crappy start. Legging fights are the worst- hello I would wear them everyday lol. Hope things get better today!

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  2. umm am I just really really slow at running or is that not a great time?! i think you're crazy cause under 30 mins is great in my mind! love your pics...and the keek wagon. we need a standard list of questions for keek, like on vlogs..that way i know what to say! lol

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  3. I am loving watching everyone's Keeks. I need to post one soon, but this momma has a nasty cold and I sound like I have had a 2 pack a day addiction since the age of 10.... So maybe later this week.

    I am actually home sick today because of said cold, so I didn't have the typical morning stress. I just changed from PJ's to jeans to take Molly to pre-school, and then came home and changed right back into PJ's. But, usually I am right there with you in the morning drama.

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  4. Y'all looked so cute! And you're running time is so much better than mine.

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  5. I love your 5k! I hope mine is that cool next week! And I nominated you on my blog:) www.mcgfamily4.blogspot.com

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  6. What a fun looking race. And I'm with ya on not pumping my own gas. That's what the hubby's for.

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  7. AHhh- So much fun. Sad I didn't get to meet up! Finding people in a sea of santa's was nearly impossible. And it was TOTALLY crowded. I was all like is this a RACE or a WALK - GET OUT OF MY WAY! Turns out I PR'd by 2 minutes. Imagine what I could do if I actually worked on getting faster!

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  8. That race looks like a lot of fun, so much red and white! Sorry you had to dodge people, but I still think you had a pretty good time. Loved that picture of your Christmas wish, HOT!

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  9. I love the Santa gear!

    I'm with you, it's too darn cold to pump our gas! I try to strategically 'need it' when Andy's going to be with me. :)

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  10. Have mercy, I am not even on IG...I did download it to my phone tho...baby steps. See I almost tossed my cookies when I read that it felt like spiders crawling up your nose! Yuck. You looked super cute girly.

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  11. I wish my kids hated Santa, I have no pictures for that link up. Andrew practically wants to be Santa when he grows up it is hilarious!

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  12. I did the running thing one morning after a night of wining. UGH thought I was gonna die, I feel your pain. The picture of the girl i the Santa outfit made me LOL Hope your Monday is looking up Mel!

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  13. I am feeling your "meh" today, this morning, my darling devil child threw a fit over socks. I tried to explain to her that yes it is necessary to wear solks in this 43 degree weather, but she was having none of it. MAKES THIS MAMA CRAZY!

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  14. A "meh" time? Pssh! I WISH I could run three 9:37 miles! But I guess you deserve a little empathy--I hate side aches and it's very frustrating when your race pace is cramped by one (pun most certainly intended). At least it looks like you had a lot of fun and good company! :)

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  15. What you did amazing!! Good job girl nad only you can make that mustache look hot lol! Have a good week!

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  16. Girl you race time is awesome! I have been trying to get my 5K time to under 30 minutes. My PR right now is 33 minutes.

    Also, I nominated you for The Liebster Award. Go check out my post to read all about it :)

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  17. I nominated you for a liebster! :)

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  18. I think that is a great time! And agree that super crowded races are annoying. BUT it's great that so many people are out there running!!

    Keep up the good work Mel!

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  19. OMG ALL THOSE SANTAS. I feel like I would go dizzy in that see of red! Congrats on a fun race :)

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  20. What a fun run!! i love when everyone is festive, it just makes it that much more interesting! I need to come run with y'all :)

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