We shuttle in from Brackenridge Park, where the costumes are judged. After sweating my butt off last year, dressed as a Santa, I decided to go minimalist this year on the costume (e.g. I was too lazy to conceive a costume).
And then, we were off - to a cheering crowd of hundreds of thousands, waving turkey legs at us...
And, of course, a pinata that Brak Pak TOOK DOWN!
This weekend, I ran the P.O.D.E.R. 5k downtown as a Girls on the Run running buddy. (GOTR is one of my favorite local groups that aims to improve elementary and middle school girls' self esteem and overall health through running - this was their end-of-the-season 5k.)
My GOTR girl this time was Hailee, who (thankfully) was a dead steady little runner - in the zebra shorts. (Often, as a running buddy, the 5k turns into a fartlek drill where we SPRINT for 45 seconds, come to a dead stop, amble for a few minutes - oooo shiny thing, then SPRINT and repeat for 3.1 miles.)
Thanks to Tom Lake/SARR, Michele, Dulce, Brice, IAAP, and Scotty Dog for the pics