My thought processes about running have changed over the last couple years. While I am still “serious” about my running, I don’t mind having a little fun with the process and wearing a crazy funky outfit or costume. I have found that a fun outfit not only makes me run faster happy but it also makes other people smile. So bring on those sparkle skirts! Team Sparkle has one of my favorite accessories. At $25 with free shipping, I can dress up almost any outfit for any occasion.
I’ve also come to realize that the more friends I peer pressure encourage to dress up, the more jaw dropping the reaction of other runners fun I have at the race.
Recently, I’ve even branched out to add funky socks. Every holiday, Target has festive socks for $5. That’s where I normally go for the socks to complete my outfit.
This week things got really crazy when I decide to run in a tutu for the Monster Dash. Come on, all the cool kids are doing it, right? Maybe not, but I am, and so are 16 of my closest friends. 🙂 So we recently had a Tutu Making Party to create these fabulous tutus. Ordering the tulle and elastic by bulk, we managed to keep the cost to $5. Wow, that’s a cheap costume and we certainly won’t talk about what a HUGE PITA it was to cut all that tulle from its 100 yard rolls.
Now, the tutu making process was SUPER easy. I followed the very scientific approach previously used by Kelly to make these babies:
Elastic – Fit it around your waist, stitch or double knot ends together
Tulle – Two 25 yard rolls needed for 1 tutu
Cut in strips of desired length
Tie tulle around elastic using double knots
For ease of assembly, put the elastic band around a chair
So easy that anyone a child could handle the task!
This was easy & super fun! Trust me. If we can knock these things out while drinking corona having fun, you can do it too. Try it and then send me photos! Look for 17 black & white tutus on the Monster Dash Chicago course!
Have you tried dressing up for a race?
** Happy Running ** Amanda – TooTallFritz ** firstname.lastname@example.org