Mustache Dache 5K November 17th 2012

So last Saturday I ran the Mustache Dache 5K in Magnuson Park, Seattle. I had a blast! The whole happening was well thought out and there was just so much fun going on it was impossible not to smile. The month of November also goes under the name Movember and it is the Mens Health Awareness Month with an emphasis on prostate cancer.  I especially felt for this cause because my dear uncle is fighting prostate cancer as I write this. I thought of him and sent him some smiles and strength which, both of them, is something I have a bunch of.

I didn’t get a ton of photos of the race as I planned to, and I managed to stay out of the thousands of photos that were taken but here’s a few at least.

The night before the race I tried my mustache on and felt like a real man. 

My friend captured at least one photo of me during the race, close to the finish. I’m the all black runner to the left. Smiling, of course.

Post-race. Posing with my pretty bib, some crazy hair and tired eyes. It’s actually kind of hard to smile with a mustache glued to your upper lip. And I also found it pretty frustrating having it on while running with sweat and runny nose making the mustache feel… Hm, awkward. I guess I’m just not that good at being manly? 

 

I finished the race in 27 minutes and 25 seconds and did my fastest 5K ever. In my second race ever. The whole thing was just awesome and if I happen to be in Seattle at this time of year 2013 I’ll definitely do it again. You should come join me!