Monday, January 4, 2016

Maratonul de Crăciun (Christmas Marathon...really, only a 3k)

There was a 3k "fun run" in Chișinău to kick off the Christmas season. You were supposed to come in costume, so, as the good PCVs we are, we did! We dressed up as Santa and his reindeer. We ended up with exactly the perfect amount of people we needed for Santa and all 9 reindeer (including Rudolph). It was sooooooooo fun! We actually tethered ourselves together and sang carols the whole way! :oD

Top-to-bottom, left-to-right: Cat, Sandra, Jessica, me, SHam, Chelsea, Miki, Olivia, Kirsten, Sarah, and Rochelle...a mixture of M29s and M30s...YAY!

Yes, those are leopard print leggings (my host dad bought them for me for my birthday last year, and i finally found the perfect occasion to wear them!) i'm wearing with a furry top (that i got from China) and black rubber boots (my hooves...duh)...i was reindeer committed! 

Don't know who the dude on the far right is...?

We were given these FedEx boxes at the beginning of the race to pick up free gifts along the way. At the end, we were given covrigi (pretzels) on strings as "medals"...pretty dang cute. ;o]

Before the race started we were given Santa hats (which we obviously couldn't wear with our antlers) and hot tea! YUM!

We named ourselves each of the reindeer...i was Vixen. ;op

We even got a diploma for finishing the race! Moldovans love their diplomas!

Here's all the goodies we picked up along the way in our FedEx boxes! - ice cream cone bubbles (for the kids), tea, free McDonald's coffee, notepad, pen, pencil, apple, gingerbread cookies, a toy horse, sparklers, and discounts for various places, including FedEx, of course.

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