If you have been a follower of my blog for any significant amount of time, you may have seen a bit of a pattern in my race wardrobe.
Along with my signature sweatiness, a cap of some sort and a cheesy grin, it’s hard NOT to notice the omipresent component of my race-day attire: the PINK running skirt – Lululemon’s Run Personal Best skirt, to be precise.
Appropriately enough, I purchased this skirt after running my best 5K to date from the Georgetown Lululemon store – remember when I blogged about it? Anyway, since its purchase, it’s been reserved pretty much for races – both components of the Disney Coast to Coast challenge. I think I might have worn it one other time for a training run, and another occasion for casual wear, but I have acquired quite a bit more of fitness apparel since (including three other skirts – two Nike, one Lulu) and this skirt just feels..I don’t know…special.
Race magic aside, I am seriously wondering if the skirt will make its fourth appearance at the Richmond Marathon (two more months!!) because even weirder than having a lucky skirt…I have a thing with numbers…especially multiples of three. I also like odd numbers. Of course, I could think of it as this way…the full marathon will be the skirt’s third TYPE of race (8k, 1/2 and full) but I am not sure. Should I retire the skirt to everyday/training type use? What would you do?!
Um, yes, anyway, these are the difficult decisions that I have to make on a day-to-day basis.
In other news, I did have a few messages/emails/smoke signals come in about my half-marathon experience, so I thought I’d share:
- What time did you go to bed before running the race?
- What kind of running shoes do you wear?
- What did you eat for breakfast that morning?
- Were you sore after? Did you take an ice bath?
Oh boy – think it’s time for me to hit the books for a while…
What are some of your interesting quirks/rituals?