First up, workouts from last week:
That time I ran around midtown Manhattan in my underwear:
Last week I wrote brief(HA!)ly about how I’d be taking to the streets in my skivvies to support the Children’s Tumor Foundation. This past Saturday, my wonderful friend Nellie and I headed downtown all bundled up (because living in NYC is basically like living in the arctic right now) with the intention of getting completely undressed in front of strangers and then, ya know, running through the busiest city in the country.
The festivities started at Studio 48, where we were able to check our clothes, dance, and indulge in some liquid courage before heading outdoors. The party was pretty awesome and I’m thinking next year I’d like to have a fundraising team for this event. Who else wants to party in and then run through Manhattan in their undies with me?
Stepping out onto the street was pretty fantastic. There were people cheering, horns honking (obviously, there are hundreds of people running in their undies- you’d honk too), and camera crews from local news stations. I heard from my cousin later in the day that Nellie and I made it onto television so we’re basically famous now. I ask that you please e-mail your autograph requests. Thanks.
I didn’t know about this run and fundraiser until early last week. Now that I know that it’s a yearly event, I plan to register early and fundraise my pants off (quite literally) next year. There’s a bunch of Cupid’s Undie Runs all over the country so check the website to see if there’s one near you.
There were tons of people of different shapes and sizes wearing all sorts of “undies” (all out underwear, tutus, long johns, boxer shorts, t-shirts, etc.) so you can dress in whatever you feel comfortable. I highly, highly recommend this run. And what’s better than stepping out of your comfort zone for a cause and laughing yourself silly while you parade around in your skivvies?
Hope everyone had a weekend full of LOVEly miles and smiles!
What’s the “silliest” run you’ve ever participated in?