Thursday, October 19, 2006

How red should I go?

That's my question for Ironman Florida race week. How red should I go? As we all know, red is fast.

I'm debating about the shade, though. Somewhere redder than chestnut, but staying somewhere on this side of day-glo red like in the photo. (My boobs won't look like that either, but that's another post.)

Then again, I don't want to be mistaken for Lucille Ball out there on the Ironman course. Because she's dead.

What's your vote for race day? I'd make a poll but that's a pain. Post your recommendations in the comments.


13 comments:

Iron Pol said...

As I'm from the mid-west, I'm thinking about someone famous. Someone little kids adore. Wonderful red hair. Boundless energy. A nose that could be used as a flotation device.

Of course, the floppy shoes and frilly outfit could be a liability. Even so, I vote Bozo the Clown red.

*The recipient is reminded that the individual submitting this comment has no obligation to wear said color, and the willingness to make ridiculous suggestions may reflect that fact.

nancytoby said...

Bozo aka Bob Bell was my main man as a kid!! :-)

Grew up near Chicago! I always wanted to play the Grand Prize Game.

But I never wanted to LOOK like him....

nancytoby said...

Here he is!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Bell_%28actor%29

Flatman said...

I was thinking more of Ronald McDonald...you could have a big mac in your special needs bag...

Holly said...

I'm thinking "auburn" with hints of strawberry blond .... :)....

Of course there is always M-Dot RED!

Spokane Al said...

Wow - on top of all the training, preparation and mental issues that go into an IM preparation, we mut add a hair color decision to the mix!

I did not know that but will add it to my list.

Lisa said...

How about just some red streaks? Like...really red. I don't know how you do that, but it would be cool. :)

KLN said...

I *love* that red in the pic. Gof for it, red fades quickly anyway (I know, I tried it once myself, and I was back to blonde in 8 or so weeks).

Wooohooo, can't wait for race day!!!!

Ellie said...

Julianne-Moore red.

Hmmmm, red streaks. That could work. I might get some red Halloween hair dye and hope it lasts through the swim and bike, since our hair is covered till the run. Red hair stripes might be fun!

21st Century Mom said...

Bonnie Raitt Red for the RockStar You Are. You can skip the white streak.

nancytoby said...

So I think the consensus is "So red that they won't be able to tell if I don't wear my red helmet".

Hmm. I have to go back and look at the hair color aisle again....

runr53 said...

No guts no glory! Go for the red in the picture! Run Good!

Habeela said...

Definitely a little bolder than chestnut - bold but not too bold. :)