Nothing like running shirtless for charity

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that I am likely coming down with a serious cold again because I thought it was a great idea to run shirtless for charity on Saturday with a few hundred other people.

A group of my friends and I signed up to run in the first Cupid's Undie Run on Valentine's day weekend.

Ever heard of it? Me neither but a friend who works for the Cavs brought to my attention and at the time, it sounded like an awesome idea until we had to take our clothes off and actually run a mile. In 25 degrees. With flurries flying.

As described from the site, it's "a fundraiser, a party and a mile-ish in your bedroom best" to support the Children's Tumor Foundation.

dueling cupids; firefighters galore; 55-year-old runners; inside view of the tent

The party started around noon with everyone gathering in a tent to drink, dance and even get waxed if needed on stage and do a Cleveland/cupid's version of the Harlem shake (not captured on video) before we stripped down to run through the streets of Tremont.

Dena, me, Erin and Gina post run; Erin freezing; cupid making the run that much more fun; runners

To say it was freezing is an understatement as I couldn't feel my hands and arms at least for a good hour after the 8 minute run. It was beyonddddddddd freezing even with my leggings and Lululemon vinyasa scarf and as you can see, guys were running in just briefs and girls in bras and underwear. (I seriously couldn't imagine that.)

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to buy stock in Kiehl's Creme de Corps to soothe my windburned skin.


The Modern Gal said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

Heather said...

Wish I had had the guts to do it - looks like a ton of fun!!

LWLH said...

Looks like fun...kudos to you...I would have bitched out in the cold.

Fizzgig said...

I did this too! I would be surprised I didn't run into you, except there were SO many people! I never had more fun on a "fun run" before, it was really well organized, and such a fun atmosphere!!

I have gotten a lot more people interested in next years event!