I decided to post this on my blog, knowing that I'm taking a chance. But I'm doing it anyway. I've been following the posts that began on Sweetney, went to Mrs. Flinger and Her Bad Mother, and then spread internet wide.
It's a challenge to avoid the glossing over, the primping and the brushing and everything that we all do to put our best face forward all the time. Or, you know, to make everyone ELSE feel better, when they see how raw indeed I am in the a.m.
So, here's what I looked like, first thing in the morning, right before I went to the race on Saturday. I have on NO makeup, haven't brushed my hair, and have had no coffee. I'm dressed and hooked up with all my running gear - that's the only thing I did to get ready. Total prep time for this pic? About 1.75 minutes. Including putting on my sneakers. And my wickedly cool Shamrock arm band and entry pinned to my shirt.
So, take the challenge. What do you look like before the day begins?
But, yeah, it's under the fold, just so that I don't scare any little children.