Monday, November 7, 2011

meddling kids

In 1969 Hanna-Barbera premiered what would become one of my all time favorite TV shows, Scooby Doo.

I idolized the characters, loving how smart they were, and as a small child, was always impressed at how the BIG REVEAL went down at the conclusion of every show.  And I would have gotten away with it too if it wasn't for you meddling kids.  My phases of adoration went through the series characters, from Scooby, of course, to Daphne because of her awesome clothing choices, and onto Velma because she was so super smart...  I was never a fan of Fred and Shaggy until the live action film made in 2002.

running a marathon feels a lot like this...
Some of my favorite episodes still air once in a while on Boomarang and Cartoon Network, and it's funny (sick) how often I see the show and remember exactly what/how it ends.  One thing that always got me was the color choices on the clothing for the characters.  Those colors were....fab.

I always feel, when I'm out running, that I'm a bit like Velma.  I mean, seriously, look at her.  

And then, look at me.

Every year our clothing choice for MTT is made for us.  We wear a matching Team Uniform.  It's technical fabric, light weight, and printed with the Sports Backers Marathon Training Team logo on the front.  1200 of us run in these identical shirts so that the 100 coaches (give or take) who line the course on race day will recognize us and help us out as needed.  

The shirts are always bright.  The one year they chose a "normal" primary color (blue) apparently it was a ~fail~.  Since then The Man has always selected horrific wonderful unique colors like:

Virginia Tech is better than the other one Orange - Listen, all I'm saying is that if you look at the orange, it's more Hokie than Hoo.

Sea Foam (or is that Sea Sick?) Green - an odd minty shade that definitely had a touch of sea-foam mixed with a bit of "under the weather" and a touch of SNOT.

It's all Sunshine and Daisies Here Yellow - Your'in good company with yellow (this was the color last year, it was great, I actually didn't hate it).

and this year,

CREST TOOTHPASTE GREEN... a color that isn't made in nature.

As soon as I saw it I thought... if Daphne ever raced a marathon, this would be her color choice.... but what would she wear with it....?  Duh, purple.  And then Velma would argue the merits of wearing Tall Socks, and Daphne would agree.... and the next thing you know, Daphne's race day marathon outfit would look exactly like mine.

Toothpaste & Berries.

I didn't like the way the top fit, so I altered it with a small gather in the bust.

The skirt is Lululemon - there's another story with that, but I'll tell you about it after the race.

The tall socks are Running Skirts "Run Love" compression socks, because let's face it....  I love socks almost as much as I love my run.

So there you go.  

I am channeling Daphne from Scooby Doo.

well, either that, or I'm channeling the Mystery Machine.  

...I really think it could go either way.

And seriously, no matter how you look at it, I should be visible in race day... which will make stalking me easier.

Or, if you're stalking online, it won't matter what I'm wearing.... my race # is 2297.  


Jessica (Pace of Me) said...

you definitely made the most of that shirt! i love the "ruching" you added - makes it feminine! aaaand i want that lulu skirt! i almost bought it for mcm and then decided on black, and then it was so cold i actually went with crops afterall. anyway, as cool as i think velma is, you are way cooler.
can't wait to see you later this week!!

erindegroff said...

Love the color choice! I wouldn't think to put green and purple together, but I think it looks awesome! Here's to a PR for you!

Allison said...

That is definitely a PR outfit. Good luck on Saturday, I'll be stalking online! :)

Meredith said...

Love it and love your customization of the shirt! You are going to be one hot mama!