Cue the music.
And I don’t mean a string quartet. Or a table side mariachi band.
I’m thinking more like Survivor – Eye of the Tiger. Got that in your head? Just hang on to that and roll with me here. Feel free to loop it in the backgound as you read this post.
I hope that everyone has a happy Valentine’s day. I know I will. I get to have dinner with a really cute boy at one of my favorite restaurants. But after today Valentine’s day takes on a new focus. We have bigger things to tackle, my team and I. Because on Saturday my team, Am I There Yet, will be taking on the cold, the wind, and the booze at the Cleveland Cupid’s Undie Run. Get ready.
Once all the chocolate’s have been eaten and everyone has gotten enough roses, jewelry, or lingerie, my team and I will be running for the Children’s Tumor Foundation at this year’s Undie Run.
It started out as a simple request from the Cavaliers Company, will I run the Undie Run and support the Children’s Tumor Foundation? It was a no brainer. Of course I would. It’s an easy one mile race in your skivvies with the promise of fun and booze afterwards all for a good cause. It would have been silly for me to say no, so I said yes.
But little did I know that I had a group of friends that were also game for running for a cause. And before I knew it, I had a team of misfit badasses following me to the starting line. Introducing…
Team “Am I There Yet”
Julie D. “Coach”
Leading the team to one mile victory for families in need. I motivate with my mad inspriational skills and with wine. Red or white, whatever will get you across the finish line. Then we meet in the beer tent… ready, BREAK.
Kate “TripleX” V.
She’s running for the Children’s Tumor Foundation, shes running for her team, she’s running for a jug of moonshine.
Katie “Bat Shit” S.
Blind as a bat or just crazy. You decide. Feeling intimidated? You should. She’s going to kill it on the course in Tremont. Taking runners out in the name of charity. She’s going to kill it for a good cause and kill a few beers afterwards.
Alexis O. “The Wolverine”
And I don’t mean the blue. I mean she will tear up that mile and a few vodka-sodas. It’s for a good cause, duh.
Lauryn “Bitchcakes” H.
It’s her damn birthday and she’s ready to run. Then there’s cake.
Mary Kate “Zombie Sparkles” M.
Mary Kate is eating up runners on the course, dead or alive. It’s for the kids and she takes no prisoners.
Julie “the Republic of” C.
Fellow runner, fellow blogger, kickin’ it in the cold for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. (photo swipped from Julie’s facebook page, “like” her here!)
The Undie Run will take place on February 16th in Cleveland with other states hosting their own. Brought to you by the Cavaliers Company and hosted by South Side, proceeds and donations to benefit The Children’s Tumor Foundation. For information on the run, donating, and registration for an Undie Run near you, click here. Sadly the Cleveland Undie Run is SOLD OUT. But you can still donate or come down to SouthSide in Tremont for the fun.
***Disclosure: I was asked by the Cavs to help promote Cupid’s Undie Run. In exchange for my registration and a post on this blog, I will receive automatic VIP access to the post-race party. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.