I've run the race a few times pre-baby with Mark and his sister and brother-in-law.
2010 - Redskin vs Cowboys
2011 - Guts!
2012 - Pacman!
It's such a fun race with people dressed up in way crazier costumes than we ever did!
This year since I was pregnant I searched pinterest for some cute costumes that revolved around the belly and found adorable Mike Wazowski costumes from Monsters Inc. that I thought would be perfect because then I could dress Reag up as Boo.
I went to the craft store and picked up a black tshirt for me and a pink tshirt for Reaghan and then some green, black, white and blue felt.
I put the shirt on and tried to mark where I needed to put the green felt circle so that it would be centered on the baby bump and then glued it with craft fabric glue to the shirt.
I ended up cutting angles at the bottom so the shirt fell a little better around my stomach and it ended up working out as the perfect spot for the legs.
For the legs I rolled up a length of felt and secured the roll with the glue to give them form and keep them a little stiffer and then just cut out all of the other pieces for the face and arms.
I was so happy with the way it turned out when I was looking at at it laying on the floor!
But it didn't hug my belly quite as snugly as some of the pictures I had seen on pinterest.
The felt was a little stiff and the mouth actually busted off when I put it on race day morning so I had to emergency safety pin it back on haha.
Overall though I was happy with how it turned out and Reaghan looked cute in her oversized tshirt and pig tails to make a sweet Boo. Who wasn't super thrilled to take pictures with me though.
I ended up running WAY more than I anticipated and felt great. We ran the first 3 miles without any walk breaks and then took only a 2-3 more walk breaks the second half of the race.
Not bad for 6 months pregnant eh? AND! I didn't have to stop and pee the entire race! haha That's pretty significant since sometimes I just sneeze and have to pee.
We call ourselves the Bob Squad. ; )
I was exhausted the rest of the day and so, so sore. Like felt like I had run a marathon sore.
I think I fell asleep before Reaghan did that night. I was totally bragging to Mark when I got home about how I had run more than I thought I could and how awesome I was haha and then after I got out of the shower I could barely walk. He was real impressed. ; )
I guess 6 miles at 6 months pregnant takes a lot more out of you than I realized.
I'm glad I did it, but I think I'm gonna stick to walks and squats for the rest of the pregnancy!
Already looking forward to my first post-pregnancy race though. : )