We had a pretty rocking September. First we went up to Portland for our second annual HERO UP HALF. Due to pregnancies I have yet to run the half marathon, 2015 will be my year.
Because I know nothing about super heroes I did a quick google search, "red head super heroes." Turns out there are quite a few. I decided on Ms. Poison Ivy because I thought the costume could be made easily enough. I underestimated the discomfort involved in running with fake leaves hot glued to my crotch- rookie mistake. Matt's costume was more functional.
A trip to Portland is always a fun time. We stayed with the Johnson's and documented the start of the day with a classy bathroom superhero selfie.
This particular race means a lot to me and I love going to support the cause. I always get emotional watching the little super heroes run. The best part is getting to spend time with these great people. It makes me so happy that I almost burst!
Running photos of me never really translate well. As you can see, I went from Poison Ivy to Praying Mantis.
Paul was the cutest little Captain America I've ever seen.
We ran with Marci and Rocky for all of the 5k. I was so impressed with Rocky's super hero speed and stamina. It was such a sweet thing to witness and made me want to run races with my boys some day.
Just a couple of super hero red heads
I won "best villain" for the costume contest, which was awesome because I didn't even know that Poison Ivy was a villain.
Even after finding out that she has questionable morals and a villainous way about her, it was a proud moment. Maybe one day I'll win a prize for my speed during a race but for now I'll count glue gunned leaf underwear as a win.