I look forward to December every year. Partly because Costco always has enormous pumpkin pies in stock. And partly because I get to put on the Baker's Dozen Half Marathon. I feel like it's my way to give a little back to the running community which has given me so much.
I continued my tradition from last year and decided to be race director / Buddy the Elf. I've come to realize that it takes a moderate degree of comfort in your manhood to wear bright yellow tights.
It's hard to put into words so much fun. So much laughing. So much jumping. (And so much sugar.) These pictures from our amazing photographer Alex Santiago make it hard to deny how much fun running can be.
An enormous help behind the scenes was Cherie Santiago. She's not a bad jumper either. Just looking at this picture makes me wince.
Some people like Rebecca here came from Denver for the race:
More pictures of happiness:
All this fun was topped off with some shiny bling:
I'll have a full race report up in a day or two. But in the mean time.....go run. And have a really good time. Because running should be fun.
Running SHOULD be fun :DReplyDelete
Love the pics and the medals!! One year we will make the trip to come run this!! :) Yay for fun running!!ReplyDelete
Love it! I so want to do this next year.ReplyDelete
Sweet! We may have to organize a satellite event for all the crazy runner's here in Boise next year! Good times.ReplyDelete
This whole post made me smile. What a fun day!ReplyDelete
That looks like so much fun!! Even the medals are fun.ReplyDelete
This looks like so much fun! You're right! Running SHOULD be fun!ReplyDelete
Running should be fun. If it is not, you are doing something wrong.ReplyDelete
Running is definitely fun if there is sugar involved. Running is even more fun if the Reese family is involved. Thanks for putting on such a great event. Your wife is absolutely adorable and I LOVED her outfit. I hope you post pictures of that in your post. Cherie hit it right on the head in a comment she left me. She said she loves the bond that is felt at this race and I TOTALLY AGREE! There is such a great spirit of friendship and happiness throughout every loop. What a fun day!! Already looking forward to doing it again next year.ReplyDelete
Really awesome fun! I enjoy the difference in your December running with my summer December running.ReplyDelete
I should have tried to road trip with Rebecca!! :)ReplyDelete
You make the bestest of best Buddies out there, nice!