Friday, April 5, 2013

Against Runner Protocol

First, can I just say, after my last post, I realized I missed a race in my blog post!  As you can see by my upcoming races list to the top right, I have the Quarryman 10 mile race as well.  And do you know what that means???  Yes, it means a hilly 10-miler.  But do you know what else it means?

I have become one of "those" people!  What I mean is...that makes 4 races in 5 weeks!  Back to back Shamrock Shuffle 8k and Quarryman 10-miler.  Then I have a non-race weekend.  Then I have back to back half marathons.  I never race this much.  As as much as I say "race", I'm not racing all of them.  I'll probably only run hard (race) the shuffle and the 2nd half marathon (Indy).  But I generally try not to "race" all these weekends, back to back to back to back races!  It's exhausting!  But I have 4 races in the next 5 weeks!  Then I scale much farther back since I haven't signed up for much during my marathon training!  Best to focus on training!

So, I have a question for all you runners!  The Shamrock Shuffle is this Sunday.  And even though this will be my 9th time out of 10 years running it, I don't really have any green shirts to run in!  I usually don't care.  I used to run these by myself, I never knew anyone.  I've also worn the race shirt one year with my cousins husband (gasp!!!  call the runner fashion police!).  And I am debating on whether to wear the race shirt this year too.  It's totally not the proper protocol for a runner that's not a newbie!  It's kind of against the "runner law" to wear the race shirt at the race!

I thought about going and seeing about buying a new shirt to wear.  But I'm trying to save money and I also don't always find what I'm looking for.  I could go and see what's out there but I'm not hopeful.  So what should I do?  Wear the race day shirt?  Wear a random other color shirt and call it a day?  It's just another race?  That's usually what I do.  Last year I wore my charity's gold shirt.  I was told by a run friend (ahem Kelly...) that I would get unfriended if I wore the race shirt!  (hahaha!  Love you Kelly).  So what should I do??  What would you do??  Remember, I'm trying to save money.  And the Shamrock Shuffle race shirts are very comfortable.  I've run in them often.

Maybe I'll wear my "I run for me" shirt and green sparkle skirt?  The shirt is a little snug though (and it's black).

Wearing the race shirt on race day with my cousin Nick - Shamrock Shuffle 2011


At my December 2012 half wearing the "I run for me" shirt

8 comments:

  1. You know I'm just kidding! What about wearing the shirt from a previous Shamrock Shuffle race? That isn't taboo and I know you have a few of those lying around! The one from 2011, 2009, 2008 would all match the green sparkle skirt perfectly. :)

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    1. Haha! I know you were "kidding"...you would just frown upon it! lol.

      The 2011 one is the white one...and I'm not fond of it but maybe. The green shamrock shuffle shirt got wrecked by velcro sticking to it (sad face, it was my favorite!). Not sure what the other one was. I'm missing the rest! Weird! lol

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    2. And I wasn't going to wear the green sparkle skirt. It was just an idea to be festive if my top wasn't festive.

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  2. Did you pick up your packet yet? The shirts are green this year!

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    1. Yes! That's why I'm debating on wearing it this year! But that's "not right". lol. I guess I never cared what was right!

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  3. You could wear your FNRC shirt, even though it's not green. Or wear your I Run With Fast Women shirt! (Or do you have I <3 Fast Women?) But why aren't you wearing your sparkle skirt??????

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    1. My FNRC shirt is a tank and has stains on it. I should have ordered a T-shirt! I do have a I <3 fast women shirt! And I wasn't sure if I wanted to wear my green sparkle skirt. Hm...I should figure this all out!! Maybe I will wear the sparkle skirt. thanks for the suggestions maggie!

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  4. I say run with whatever you want, and let all of the people eating your dust complain that you are running in a day-of-race t-shirt! :-)

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