This post is quite a bit late, but indeed, we managed to raise enough to put me in a hastily made lipoprotein costume.
The process of putting it together in a hurry was extremely difficult. But to be fair, I really didn’t think we’d actually meet that goal in the first place! Once it was clear we were within striking range just a couple days before the race, I jumped into gear.
The following thread on twitter details the many foibles I ran into during the process. It’s quite a comical read:
1/ Massive costume thread…— Dave Feldman (@DaveKeto) November 17, 2019
Spoiler alert: A software engineer I am… I costume engineer, I am not. ?
I secretly started working on getting the costume together Friday morning as I figured if there were a 1% chance it could happen, I should at least be prepared… pic.twitter.com/XnjKC0uieE
My ambitions ultimately scaled down, this was the costume (along with the challenging setup):
Let’s see…— Dave Feldman (@DaveKeto) November 17, 2019
✅ Zero training
✅ Intense workload pre-race
✅ Very little sleep
✅ Stress (both good and bad kind)
✅ Weighty outfit
Looking good to set a PW ?
Doing this for a good cause? … priceless. #CitizenScience https://t.co/gZ8h4tvEoP pic.twitter.com/nkszHg1BGD
Fortunately, the race itself went surprisingly well given the situation…
Myself and the Mrs at the Start Line…
10m to craziness.— Dave Feldman (@DaveKeto) November 17, 2019
…those balls are really weighing down my costume pic.twitter.com/oD0W2K7OTp
Really proud of all the peeps that came together and helped raise money to make this happen.