another day another medal – Santa 5K

17 Dec

Yesterday I ran a Santa Fun Run in aid of a local charity which raises funds for carefully chosen projects where children are in distress through whatever life has thrown at them, war/disaster zones, poverty, sickness, homeless and on larger scales children that are orphaned.  A brilliant charity I’m sure you’ll agree.

Check out my Christmas socks. They go so well with my Nikes don’t you think?  I knew it was going to be cold so i layered these over my running tights and my normal running socks.  I wore a fetching Santa jacket and hat to go with this hip ensemble.  Vogue should be on the phone any minute…

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The race was a 5K although my trusty Garmin informed me it was actually about 3.75 miles which i reckon to be 6K.  Who’s counting though?  The weather was horrendous – we suffered a hailstorm halfway through (in between the gusting winds) which was fun,  and i promise i wasn’t grumpy at all (ahem!). I managed to warm myself up with this delight afterwards…

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You can always trust Mr Marks & Mr Spencer to make you a good soup – and one that’s Christmas dinner in a bowl to boot!  Yes purlease!!

We got this little trinket for our troubles and I hung it on the Christmas Tree:

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And finally, in case you were concerned i’d gone all normal cat lady on you let me just cement my crazy cat lady status by showing you this cutey:

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You didn’t know Amazon delivered adorable little cats now did you?

Did anyone else take part in a Santa Fun Run this weekend?  I hope the weather was nicer to you.

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6 Responses to “another day another medal – Santa 5K”

  1. Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian December 22, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    Congrats on the race! I can’t imagine it’s at all pleasant to be running through hail.

    • dawninwonderland December 22, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

      Thanks – it’s really not. Thank goodness i was doing it for charity or i’d have been hailing a taxi (no pun intended!!). X

  2. Saving My Belly Button Ring December 26, 2012 at 9:31 am #

    Best Christmas tree deco ever! Congrats!

  3. Anna December 29, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

    Ugh…running in the hail…that just sounds painful! I didn’t get out for a Christmas race but I did challenge my brother (who I hadn’t seen for 6 months) to a 5K of our own in our hometown…now that was fun!

    Loving the adorable cat in a box!

    • dawninwonderland December 29, 2012 at 11:45 pm #

      Yes it’s not fun running in the hail. I know who would win out of my brother and I in a 5K and unfortunately its not me. Maybe that’s a fun goal for 2013!

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