Thursday, July 3, 2008

Take It and Run Thursday: Running T-Shirts

Today's "Take It and Run Thursday" theme is "That is a great running T-shirt!". Per the Runner's Lounge: Do you have a great running T-shirt or have the perfect phrase for a T-shirt? Look through your closets, do some virtual window shopping on the intranet, or make up your own. Drop it off today!

Off the top of my head, one of my favorite T-shirts from the running blogs is the one that J-Money wore for the Boston Marathon this year. You can check it out here. (BTW - this blog is HILARIOUS. If it's not in your Google Reader / Bloglines / MyYahoo, etc, it definitely should be.)

And this one was so funny and so spot on that I had to buy it:

Here's a close up of the front:

Speaking of which, Laura had a funny suggestion with "I trained for four months, I paid the $100 entry fee, I ran 26.2 miles... and all I got was this lousy cotton t-shirt." That's EXACTLY what I thought when I picked up my goody bag from the Chicago Marathon. $100 for one of the World Marathon Majors and you only get a cotton tee??? Craziness.

As for me, this reminds me of a post I wrote last year when I was getting ready for my first marathon, "What to Write on My Shirt?" I definitely wanted to wear a personalized shirt with my name on the front and something silly on the back. My friends brainstormed some ideas for me... here are some of their winners:
  • Are we there yet?
  • Your feet hurt 'cause you're kicking so much ass!
  • This is my first marathon. Let me beat you.
  • Stop looking at my ass
  • If you beat me, you have no chance of getting my number (umm... no)
  • Why couldn't Pheidippides have died at mile 20?
I ended up wearing this:

The back was supposed to read "Audrey-licious Kicks Ass" but by the time I laid all the letters out, it looked like one big eye chart so I trimmed it down. My friend had a funny idea to put the "Kicks Ass" part on the back of my shorts but I decided to pass on that idea. Good thing - I wasn't kicking anyone's butt that day.

I love creative race T-shirts... especially when running a marathon because it provides some much needed entertainment to help you forget how much pain you're in! For example, I like the ones that the WISH "We’re Inspired to Stay Healthy" group (I think they're from the Disney message boards or disboards, if you will) wear:

Dead Last Finish is better than Did Not Finish which greatly trumps Did Not Start

Hope to see more fun running shirts out there!


Marcy said...

ROFLMAO!! I love this one

"This is my first marathon. Let me beat you"

I might have to steal it LOL

Yasmin said...

When I finally get around to doing my first marathon I'll have a catchy saying on the back of my shirt about my asthma.

Something like Vanilla's wife at Half Fast's Kiss My Asthma shirt...

Nitmos said...

Ha! That is a funny Chicago shirt. Hopefully, Chicago has their act together this year!!

Laura said...

I love your Audreylicious shirt and have loved it since it used to be your picture :) Though I do like the "your feet hurt b/c you're kicking so much ass" suggestion :)

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