My First Shenanigan Challenge!

I was getting ready to run the Warrior Challenge as part of Williamsburg, VA’s Run for the Dream weekend festivities which included running a 5k Friday evening, 8k Saturday morning, and a half marathon Sunday morning when oh Captain our Captain gave me my first ever Shenanigan challenge – to find a celebrity!  OMG how cool would that be to find a celebrity and get a selfie with them!  I was totally down and couldn’t wait to get running!

The 5k was miserable and hot but I did find this cutie and thought surely she has to be in movies or on the latest Disney channel show!

5k Water Stop Cutie
5k Water Stop Cutie

During the 8k i was totally on the lookout for any celebrity to complete my Shenanigan Challenge!

Looking for celebrities is hard work

I did meet a local celebrity – he is the most awesome Police Officer EVER because he totally pretended to arrest me with handcuffs!  I heart this man so much – I ask a cop at every race and he is the first one to agree to it!  I have no idea why I want to be fake arrested but it makes a great picture LOL

Hey had me at you have the right to remain silent
He had me at you have the right to remain silent

We ran through the most beautiful parts of Historical Williamsburg but it wasn’t until the end when I found this kid who must be an Angel sent to give me my medal!

Just want to squeeze those cheeks!
Just want to squeeze those cheeks!

Afterwards at the post race party where we received Chick-Fil-A Sandwiches (Holla!) and awesome hydrating beer, I met this guy who claimed to have been on the news recently – total celebrity right!  I don’t think it was because he poisoned anyone either…

BREAKING: local man appears on news

Of course you can’t deny the celebrity status on this guy!

The Myth The Legend The Chick Fil A Cow!
The Myth The Legend The Chick Fil A Cow!

Still not sure I had found the celebrity I was tasked to find to complete my Shenanigan Challenge, I sought the advice of our Forefathers before stuffing my face at Dog Street Pub.  He assured me the half would be awesome and I would find my Celebrity!

Are you famous?

So morning of the half I was confident I would find the ultimate celebrity and I had my posse ready to help me complete my Shenanigan Challenge!

Sometimes It takes a team to complete a Shenanigan Challenge

It didn’t take long for some of my posse to start questioning whether I could do this..

It is only mile 2 boys!
It is only mile 2 boys!

We did run into our favorite Disney Girl Meghan and stopped to have some drinks – I think the bartender was famous…oh wait no that is just No Facebook Having Steve!

It's 5 o'clock somewhere!
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!

Alas it was the end of the race and I didn’t meet anyone I thought qualified as a celebrity.  Before I got too broken up about it I realized I did take a selfie with a celebrity – ME!  I am Brittany Bear-Brown AKA Queen B!  And I had multiple medals – Holla!! Shenanigan Challenge: COMPLETE.

Warrior Challenge and Half Marathon medals!
Warrior Challenge and Half Marathon medals!

This Shenanigan Challenge was SO much fun!  That is what Shenanigans is all about – putting the fun in your run and it is so much more fun when you can enjoy a race with good friends and good beer!

Haha Shenanigans!
Haha Shenanigans!
Cheers!  Onto the Next Challenge!!
Cheers! Onto the Next Challenge!!

 

Brittany Brown

About Author:

Brittany Brown, a.k.a. Queen B, is a Certified Zumba Instructor, has completed multiple marathons, countless half marathons and the Dopey Challenge. She's also slightly crazy. You'll often find her yelling for no particular reason and then running off with maniacal laughter.

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