I ran a 5K yesterday. When I signed up for it, I had aspirations of this being my 25 minute PR. I knew going in that this would not be so and I am glad that I adjusted my expectations beforehand as it was a beautifully out and back hilly course. I wish that I was not pushing it as there were some spectacular views of the Hudson that I would have liked to get a picture of, but I was running a race and couldn’t stop for pictures. I will say that if I do meet the goal this year, it will not be on a course like this one. That being said, I still did well with a 28:25 time. I’m happy. This will move me up a coral in my Road Runner races now. Yeah me:)
Now since I knew going into this I was only going to end up using this run as a good push it run, I decided to make it fun and wear a Tutu! Actually, I was not alone in my tutu either. We had a clown car filled with six of us MRTT Mama’s and five of us opted for the tutu. This got me thinking as to why sane rational woman would wear a tutu. I can only speak for me, but this is what I came up with.
It is just fun!
Think about it….
As a woman….
As a mother…..
As a wife…..
As a Cub Scout Leader (yup, that’s me)…….
As a woman with lots and lots of responsibilities, jobs, and things on our plates…..
When do we just let to let it all hang out?
When do we just let to do something silly?
I am well past the time when I am not always juggling something.
I am well past the time for stupid silly either.
So for me wearing a tutu is my chance to just be silly and I’m not talking “play with your kid” silly either. So if wearing a tutu allows me to remind myself that it is ok to just be silly for the sake of silly, why not? I think this is a much healthier outlet that ending up on an episode of “Mom’s gone wild.” This is wild enough for me. This is my chance to “let my hair down” in a fun positive way.
Tutu’s Rock in that way!
I will also add that my group was asked a few times to have our picture taken by random people. We even made the Road Runners Race Album. One guy even wanted to be in the picture with us! Not sure what he will tell his friends when he shows them the pictures, but he wasn’t laughing at us but with us. Yes, there were some but not as many as you would think who may have been laughing at us, but you know what…..
I DON’T CARE!
This is my race, my tutu, and my friends.
We had a great time rockin our tutus and to me it really is all about the fun.
So as a Mom who is only a month away from 46, if I want to act like a kid and wear a tutu, silly hats, silly socks, ect when I run so be it.