Cupid’s Undie Run Returns for Round 2

Hey Cleveland and friends, are you starting to feel the post Halloween blues? Do you wonder when it’ll be the next it’s socially acceptable to walk around half naked or in costume? Fear not, because I have at least one answer to your problem! The 2014 Cupid’s Undie Run! Scheduled for February 15, at the South Side.

I participated in the event last year, and had a blast! In fact watching this video from 2013 makes me tear up a little and miss the event, I can’t wait to do it again. At this point, I should add I’ve been contacted by a representative for the race, and my 2014 entry will be comped in exchange for helping to promote the race. I still honestly would have done it anyway!

I’m sure the thrill and freeing feeling of it had a huge influence in my decision to run completely naked this past fall. If you aren’t going to read my recap, allow me to tell you what the event is all about and why you should join.

On the one hand, it is an excuse to run around the city half naked, or in a costume for approximately 1/5 miles. Don’t think you look “good enough” to do it? Don’t worry, you’d be WRONG. Cupid’s Undie Run was one of the happiest and most accepting environments I have ever been in as a runner or as a slightly over weight female. People of all varying bodies ran around in red, white & pink to celebrate love and to support a worthy cause.

You see because on the other hand, Cupid’s Undie Run is a fundraiser for The Children’s Tumor Foundation.  Last year, they were able to raise over 1.3 MILLION dollars! For those of you who still need a bit of a push to get out there and raise money, there are fabulous incentives, including underwear, a VIP bar, a robe and custom Timbuk2 backpacks. In case you’re curious….yes I am registered and yes you may donate in my name if you would like to support without coming out.

A person can run the event solo or they can join/form a team. I was able to join my friend Julie’s team last year, even after signing up at first on my own. Don’t be afraid to come out solo, you’ll surely make a new friend.

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Interested in signing up ? Well, I hate to break it to you, but we’ve already missed the first set of early bird pricing (unless you catch this post in the next two hours EST), but don’t worry, it’s still a GREAT deal if you get in now!

Oct 1, 2013 through Oct 31, 2013 $25
Nov 1, 2013 through Dec 14, 2013 $30
Dec 15, 2013 through Jan 14, 2014 $35
Jan 15, 2014 through Jan 31, 2014 $40
Feb 1, 2014 through Feb 15, 2014 $50

Not from Cleveland? That’s OK Cupid’s Undie Run is in a ton of cities…check the site and see when and where your event will take place!

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Need more info? There’s a FAQ page. Where you’ll learn such facts as (sorry), but all runners must be at least 21 years of age! Or are spectators allowed IN the venue? Nope, but feel free to line the streets to cheer us on and probably take our pictures, let’s be honest!

For more fun and/or support make sure you hook up with Cupid’s Undie Run on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Semi-Wordless Wednesday : What I Want to be for Halloween

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I kid. I kid. Also, half naked and making out with a cute guy would be nice. Don’t judge.

Instead, we’re having a Halloween party at work and then I’m going to Chipotle for my $3 burrito. Oh, and if you’re a kid, or you happen to have a kid, there are several places willing to give food away to tiny humans on Halloween. I’ll try to watch The Nightmare Before Christmas and I’ll certainly watch American Horror Story since it is being recorded tonight.

Spooktacular Zumbathon!

Well this past weekend was a tad not as Halloween-y as I would have liked. Normally I attend some big party and it is one of my 3-4 days a year I drink. No seriously, I don’t party all that much. Now that I haven’t been able to get that out of my system who knows what might happen! Haha! I think the last time I drank was about a month or two into dating Jason. Maybe right before or after the Cupid Under Run in Feb? Eh who knows…

The point is I didn’t get to attend a party and I didn’t get to invent a new costume and I didn’t get to make out with anyone. Ugg. At first I was worried maybe I am not fun anymore and my friends stopped inviting me. Then I realized my friends have all produced tiny humans and they had to take those tiny humans to collect sugary treats. Woe is me.

So Friday night Deonna and I left from work and went thrift shopping! She scored a few amazing dresses and I apparently came along for the ride. We also had dinner and it was lovely, she taught me about two kinds of clam chowder. I’m all sophisticated now. Be jealous. Then I came home and had a very embarrassing discussion/misunderstanding with Ken.

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I can’t take me anywhere.

Saturday I drug myself out of the house long enough to attend a Zumbathon. Which is apparently the only form of exercise I’m willing to do anymore. At least it is something. I wore a costume I had tucked away in my costumes closet. No, really, I have one of those. I also own and used makeup! Check it out.

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I decided to let go and have fun, which I did! Pink lady power. My favorite part of the two hours was when we did Thriller. I wanted to yell “MATTY IT’S THRILLER!”. Haha. I felt all retro and badass.

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The rest of the weekend wasn’t as exciting. I didn’t buy candy for the little beggars, not that many were in my neck of the woods anyhow. I watched a bunch of movies on Netflix. Clueless, The Switch and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Super cleaned my place and chilled with the puppy. All in all not a bad way to spend the non-working hours.

What did you all do for Halloween? Or is it yet pending?