Need help from runners who are also big geeks.

With the series of comic book movies on the horizon and the launch of new Star Wars adventures, this geek who runs really wants to start dressing up in costume during some of his events.  Sort of like a running cosplay kind of thing.  The problem I have is that I don’t want the costume to be too restrictive or a big hindrance on my performance.  So I was thinking of guidelines for the best geeky costumes for runners.  This is what I have come up with so far:

  • No cape. Sorry Superman.  My bad Batman.  But the idea of the extra drag from a cape will not cut it with this true believer.
  • No helmet, hood or cowl. I’m okay with just the mask over the eyes but nothing covering the head.  Unless it is cold out on race day, I don’t want the discomfort of my head being incased in some sort of shroud, trapping in heat and inducing excessive head sweating.  I’m looking at you Captain America.  Take a hike Daredevil.
  • Along those same lines, no makeup. I doubt it would survive long anyway during a long race.  Which really saddens me because that takes away the Joker.  Who said I had to be a good guy?
  • No Aquaman!

I know what you’re thinking.  You’re thinking that I made it impossible to find a running costume which can also embody the awesomeness of a superhero.  Au Contraire, I have not.  I have a short list of possible costumes:

  • Nightwing
  • Green Lantern
  • The Riddler
  • The Punisher
  • Male version of Wonder Woman (who says that’s not allowed?)

I’m hoping to get at least one costumed run in this summer. So where are my geeks at?  Any ideas to add to the list.  Any criteria I might have missed?

Thanks for your time

Lance (a.k.a. OxenTrot)

During the day, I am a mild mannered desk jockey who helps manage a large IT company.  At night, I am a family man, who is insanely in love with his wife and a proud daddy to an amazing girl.  But in the pre-dawn hours, as most everyone else is still asleep, I am my alter ego.  I indulge in my passion for athletic activities, geekdom and artistic fun.  During that time, I am: OxenTrot.  

You can hear my stories at:

My podacst:  OxenTales on iTunes and OxenTales on Stitcher

About OxenTrot

During the day, I am a mild mannered desk jockey who helps to manage a large IT company.  At night, I am a family man, who is insanely in love with his wife and a proud daddy to an amazing girl.  But in the pre-dawn hours, as most everyone else is still asleep, I am my alter ego.  During that time, I am: OxenTrot. Ox was a call sign bestowed upon me while I was an active duty United States Marine, mainly in tribute to the fact that I was a major gym rat. After 5 years and three tours of duty, I reentered the civilian world.  My call sign was replaced by my actual name but the Ox still lived inside. As I began to adapt to my new life, I also began to take on new adventures, such as starting a family, getting a “big boy” job and taking on endurance sports.
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