Monday, July 12, 2010

Thoughts from a nuun sampling and Steampunk help please.

  Saturday I worked at two different Hy-Vees doing nuun samplings.
It was a seriously slow day.  I had much time to think, and think, and think.
I did meet some cool peeps but this lasted about 30 minutes of my long day.
A shout out to Cameron's moms friend!  Thanks for trying nuun!  Hello to Sheila!  I hope you check out this blog and keep in touch. I would love to help you in your journey getting back into running!
The night before the sampling I met the stealthy cyclist that I see often on the paved bike trails that I run on several times a week.  Hello to Dee and Joe!  I enjoyed talking with you and am so glad you told me of The Nadas song "Run in Place".


Being away from the fam for even one day is enough to remind me what truly makes me happy.  Its nice to bring home some bacon but I would rather be with my boys.


As I stand thinking and intermittently share the nuun love, I make lists. I love lists so this is a high point and not a complaint.  One list consisted of marathon training notes. Another was thoughts on my future Steampunk outfit I want to put together for the Living History Farms XC race in November.
Here is an example of Steampunk below.  Think Hellboy II and the Golden Army or The City of Lost Children, which I haven't seen in ages and if I remember correctly was pretty weird. Hellboy we watch often!  The new Doctor Who's TARDIS has a bit of a Steampunk flair to it as well. The hubby just said that the remake of the movie The Wild Wild West was Steampunk although I have not seen it.


If anyone has these things laying around and want to donate to my costume efforts please let me know!!
Here is what I need or if you have ideas pipe up and be heard!
  • Leather aviators helmet
  • Welding goggles or aviator goggles
  • a corsette
  • half jacket or cropped jacket
  • English riding pants that balloon out at the upper legs and are tight on the calf
  • or a lacy short skirt
  • Knee pads
  • tall or long gloves
  • cool looking thick fat belts
Most importantly I need the goggles and helmet.

Think Firefly with more brass a bit more victorian edge and trinkets!
So I just know someone somewhere out there just has this stuff laying around waiting to be used, no?
What races have you dressed up for?
Do you have any on the docket for this season?


Just for fun a Steampunk Dalek!  Sweet huh!
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