Basic White Girl Races (An Introduction)

 

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“There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do.” – Amy Poehler

My name is Hannah Thompson and I’m one of the race directors for Cupid’s Undie Run in Atlanta – a 1 mile-ish fun-run in your bedroom best to raise money for Neurofibromatosis research. I love it. It’s one of the most fun runs that I’ve ever done, and I will recommend it to everyone and anyone who will take their pants off for charity.

Due to the fact that I’m one of the directors in a national Undie Run, I have a confession: I love all sorts of kitschy & themed runs. I envy all those people who do Spartans and Tough Mudders, but thanks to years of abusing my joints and my slight obsession with Crossfit, trail runs and obstacle course runs always tend to be a struggle on these ole’ bones.
With that being said, ORM and I paired up and figured out where I could put my running to use. Knowing the types of runs I love, you have probably guessed that these fun pavement and/or themed, crazy runs are what I’m going to write about for your semi-regular consumption: as I so lovingly call them – “Basic White Girl Runs”.
My first post was supposed to be this lovely review of the Romp and Stomp 5k, a lovely & slightly hilly October 5K through Cabbagetown before Chomp and Stomp, which is easily tied for my favorite Atlanta festival. Unfortunately, my body had a different idea and decided that it was time for me to have an upper respiratory infection. That morning, the idea of running made my lungs feel like they were going to explode. Don’t you worry though, I still got my epic long sleeve shirt (which is super soft and an awesome design) and my spoon to eat as much chili as this belly could hold (seriously, I think I had at least 15 cups and it was AMAZING!). Dear Cabbagetown – please accept my dearest apologies, but know that I will be there in 2017 as long as my body decides to co-operate. Let’s be serious for a second – Combining Running and Eating – how could you keep me away?!

The awesome shirt from Romp and Stomp

The awesome shirt from Romp and Stomp that I ended up not earning.
 So with that being said, I will be at the Ugly Christmas Sweater Run this Saturday, December 3rd. I am planning on rocking out a snowman sweater vest and blaring Christmas music from my jammy pack! Think about *Nsync, Britney Spears, and Beyonce Christmas Jams BLARING while running through the streets of Atlanta – it’s going to be EPIC!
If you think of any runs that you think would fit into this genre of fun paved runs and/or costumed and hilarious runs, let me know – I will try my best to run it and write about it! I’m super excited to dress up in whatever ridiculous outfit I can find and run through Atlanta and tell you all about it. The nerdier the better.
Peace, Love, and Undies-
Hannah

Hannah Thompson

Hannah Thompson is the Co-Race Director of Cupid's Undie Run in Atlanta. She typically loves kitschy, fun, costumed runs - especially if they involve Harry Potter- and normally sticks to pavement.

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