Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pick a shirt

I had great hopes for this morning. I wanted to run! I didn't. Instead I spent the hour before I was suppose to leave hacking up a lung. So, instead I went back to bed where I preceded to cough for another 1/2 hour before finally falling back to sleep. To say I'm frustrated is a bit of an understatement at the moment. I really am trying to be patient and let myself get better so that I can run a marathon in 2 weeks. So, instead I'm starting to make a list of things I need to go get at the Big Peach Running Co this week, and trying to decide what the heck I'm going to wear on race day! Oh, and I'm currently avoiding both Facebook and Dailymile. I'm so glad my friends can run. Really I am. I just can't read about it right now. I promise to come back soon!!!

Back to the important things. What to wear race day (I am a girl, and a dork ;p)? Here are the two tops I"m considering:

1. It took me awhile to remember the last race I ran wearing something other than a Team in Training singlet (2008 Peachtree Road Race). This one is not a Team event. I doubt anyone else will have a Team shirt, which I admit is part of the appeal (everyone should know about Team in Training!). It also has my name on it. It's nice to have people cheering for you by name...

2. My last marathon was the 2009 Nike Women's Marathon. It didn't go so well (huge understatement!). The phrase redemption race has been thrown out there for the Tallahassee Marathon. I've worn this shirt on almost all of my long runs.

So there are a lot of feeling behind both shirts. Even though the race is in Florida I will probably have another shirt underneath. I still have lots of time to decide, but I don't have much to do other than sit around, cough, and think today. Thoughts on which shirt I should wear?


Anna Inman said...

I vote for the Nike race shirt. Not offense to TNT but it's prettier (gotta look cute in the race photos) and I am always in awe of people wearing race shirts especially for races I think are cool. To me it's a badge of accomplishment even (or maybe especially)if the race didn't go so well. You did it and got through it. That's cool enough for me.

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