Monday, December 20, 2010

Santa Speedo Run

This is quite possibly the post I've been most excited to blog about in a really long time. It's the photo recap from the Santa Speedo Run, which was held last Saturday in Boston. 

First, I want to say thank you to everyone who donated to my run - I raised $415 against a goal of $300, so thank you, thank you, thank you! And even bigger news?! The run raised almost $220,000! That's a lot of good going toward some wonderful children's charities. 

Before I show you photos, I want to say that I sort of cheated in the race; I did not wear a speedo. I opted for a modest coverup and went with some booty covering PJ shorts from Target instead. I wanted to be nice to those running behind me, and skipped the possibility of having my speedo ride up during my run. I also wanted to note that mother nature sort of cheated too. She gave us gorgeous temps in the upper 40s - that sort of defeats the purpose of running through Boston in winter wearing very little. That's ok though, I think it was a way to ease me into this run - I bet next year we get snow and temps in the teens. (fingers crossed... sort of.) 

Without further ado, the 2010 Speedo Run, seen through my eyes. 

Runners celebrating pre-run

Mark and me pre-run

Mark, Justin and me pre run

This guy looked like Jesus

Heading out for the run

And we're off!

I give this run a thumbs up

Hilariousness ensued throughout the run

Justin's action shot

Coming up on the finish line

The end of the run - look at all the watchers

 So there you have it - one of the best races I've run in a while, and already looking forward to next year's race.


  1. OMG, those are hysterical!! you look awesome!!

  2. BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Team Shrinkage... seriously can't stop laughing at that.

  3. Jolene, One of the most fun runs I've ever done, and can't wait to do it again next year.

    Becky, team shrinkage was awesome! Honestly, most of the teams there were awesome - the costumes were great!

  4. It was so fun to come and cheer you on during this run! Can't wait for next year when you and AMP run together!

  5. Wow...those are some running bodies for sure! And that's funny because I don't think I would be wearing a speedo either, were other woman wearing them?? Good job on the race!!

    Julie xo