The 5K That Wasn't
I was actually sweating more than usual for a 5K. You see, I was supposed to run seven miles the day of the event, as part of my training. Because I'm stupid, I ran four miles before the race started.
I ran near the route. One of my coworkers headed to the run told me he wasn't sure if he was driving in the right direction for the event. Then he saw a runner. And then he noticed the runner was me.
I was worried I wouldn't make it to TSTC in time for the start of the race. Every runner I saw on the road made me think I was late. Fortunately, I got there with enough time to demonstrate my very poor Zumba skills.
Shirts, I Knew You Well
This summer, I started a decluttering challenge. I have a year to get rid of 2,000 things.
I had my eyes dead set on my running shirts. When I started running, I was always excited to see what the shirts would look like when I picked up my race packet.
But I've collected quite a few, and it's time to thin the herd. I reasoned I had my medals to remember races.
The first ones to get rid of are the cotton ones. (Well, I kept the free Rock 'N' Roll shirt I got for a virtual 5K.) Cotton isn't the best thing to run in. It does too good of a job collecting sweat and weighing you down.
I kept one long-sleeve shirt, as there are rumors of a winter season here every now and then.
I got rid of my training shirt for Team in Training and the TNT shirt I used for my run with the team. My alum shirt remains.
If you didn't know, you can change your t-shirts into quilts. There are services like Project Repat.
But I'm also getting rid of blankets, so that wouldn't really solve my clutter problem.
So, goodbye "Turtle" shirt and others. It was fun.
What do you do with your old racing shirts? Do you keep most of them?
Former high school water girl (really) finally running.