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What does your shirt say about you? “Do you box?”...

Saturday, January 19, 2013

... he asked me as we stood at the grocery check out counter.

It happened last summer. I haven’t been ‘hit on’ in decades and this would have been one weird pick-up line anyway. I was old enough to be this guy’s mother, maybe grandmother.

As I responded with “Huh?” he explained further. My workout clothes said “EVERLAST” in large letters across my chest and Everlast makes boxing gear.

I just picked the shirt out of a clearance bin – great quality for only $2. I was wearing the shorts too, but fortunately the logo wasn’t plastered across my butt only the waistband.

I thought about this at the gym this week when I got comments about this shirt

This tells people that I keep my clothes a very long time.
Regardless of the title, it’s unlikely that anyone running 5 miles on New Year’s Day actually had a hangover.

It also indicates that I like keeping the memories of races past. On that day I remember settling in to run behind 3 guys, dressed as The Three Kings, following a 4th guy carrying a large star on a pole. It was the only time I remember running while singing a Christmas carol to myself. O, star of wonder, star of light…westward leading, still proceeding… It was very effective as we circled the DC Mall twice. Grab motivation wherever you can.

My favorite shirt is this one.

The words are on my back and I’ve gotten a lot of positive comments from runners following behind me. We’re a friendly bunch – that bottom 30-40% of the pack. That quote, originally from my daughter’s HS Cross Country team, is my tag line here.
It can be applied to so many areas of life beyond an actual foot race.

So, whatever type of “race” you happen to be in, or whatever journey you happen to be on, just hang in there!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LESLIE871948 1/22/2013 11:27AM

    My favorite t shirt is a huge black one with a happy face in the middle of it, and the happy face has a piece of duct tape over it's smiling mouth. Then it says:
Silence is Golden
Duct tape is Silver

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WILSONWR 1/21/2013 8:44AM

    You definitely have me beat, but I have a few old T-shirts. I still work at the ranch with a T-Shirt that says "I use Windows 2000, do you?" I might get a few comments if I wore that one in public...

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KA_JUN 1/20/2013 11:26PM

    Nice blog! emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 1/20/2013 1:45PM

    Great shirts . . . and I'm another who keeps clothes for a long long time!!

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BOILHAM 1/19/2013 7:08PM

    Love that thrifty side of you which has you keeping your old clothes! I'm hoping leisure suits will come back into fashion. Or Nehru jackets.

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CELIAMINER 1/19/2013 6:07PM

    Okay, you have me beat. I have a volksmarch shirt from 1994 that I wear now. It's still wearable because of all the years it was too small.

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LEB0401 1/19/2013 1:38PM

    I love the last one!!!

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WINDSURFNERD 1/19/2013 11:19AM

    Good blog! I have many old race shirts too! I suppose my shirt says I have a history of spending "too much" money on race entry fees and not enough on "decent clothes"! Or maybe it says I care more about a PR than current fashion...

I figure I earned my quirky look! emoticon

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DR1939 1/19/2013 10:02AM

    Very motivating.

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DAISYBELL6 1/19/2013 10:02AM

    I loved seeing your different t-shirts!

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SUZYMOBILE 1/19/2013 9:20AM

    Good for you keeping all those shirts! I've thrown away more race T-shirts than I currently own T-shirts, I'm afraid.

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KANOE10 1/19/2013 8:45AM

    I like that last shirt quote. Keep running! I find shirt logos amusing. Like you I workout in any shirt.. I had no idea everlast was related to boxing.

Great job of staying fit and maintaining. emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 1/19/2013 8:40AM

    Very good!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/19/2013 8:40AM

    Very good!

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