Well, it’s today. Cassie and I and our husbands are going to run our buns through Disneyland. I am excited and scared at the same time. But it should be SUPER FUN!
I’m not going to sit here and tell you that I’ve been running everyday (unless you count errands and after kids) and I’m not going to even claim that I feel remotely ready. Like I said in my video, I just don’t want to be carried over the finish line.
My intentions were grand. That much I can say. I’ve made things that I’ve never made before. I made a tutu for my running outfit. And I made a t-shirt to go along with it. And I’ve done some face painting too.
So instead of complaining and whining about how little I’ve trained for this Captain America 5K, I’m going to show you what I’ve been making.
In case you haven’t heard yet, I’m running as Iron Mom. So everything is gold and red with a hint of blue. It works. And of course, there is glitter…not a lot…but still enough to coat my car, my classroom and my kitchen. *sigh
How I made my tutu: I started with a large amount of red, sparkly gold, and sparkly red tulle. I also had gray-blue ribbon. But what is important is the elastic to go around your waist and how you are going to keep it up. My sister-in-law sewed ribbon onto both ends of my elastic so that I could tie it. We thought would be best in the long run.
I then tied the elastic around a pillow and ‘knotted’ the tulle and ribbon to the elastic. I’d like to tell you how many yards it took…I started with 12 per skirt. I went back to the store 3 times for more. I probably used more like 20 per skirt. On the rolls that is, not the bolts. They may have gone differently. It was SUPER fun and INCREDIBLY easy to make. I couldn’t believe how quick it came together.
I even wore it to a Halloween Debate Tournament. It was a smash!
For my face paint:
This was simple too. And so much fun. My eldest daughter helped me here…she LOVES theater class and LOVES to play in the stage make-up.
We started with some white cream, because I have freckles…or as I like to call them ‘Angel Kisses.’ Then she drew black lines for the makings of Iron Man’s mask. Then we filled in the areas with either red or gold. We have practiced a bit more since this time, but when you do it, and I recommend you do, have fun. Blend, smudge, whatever. There is NO wrong way to paint your face.
My cousin designed it and I’m proud to wear it. The front is this….
And the back says Mousekemoms.com.
I think I am offically ready now.
Well, if I’m not… HERE I COME ANYWAY!
Remember, if you see either Cassie or I in the parks November 10-12, come and say hi. We have something for you!