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Thursday, February 5, 2009
You're Running in What??
I ran track and cross country in high school, and continued to run regularly after that until my knees decided they'd had enough and went on strike permanently.
One year in high school I ran with some friends in a fun run for our school. We ran as "funky chickens," where we glued rubber gloves to swim caps and stuck them on our heads. (It was some inside joke we had with our coach. He would actually wear one of them at all of our meets.) Since I was at the front of the group, I ran with a beak; my friend Amie at the back ran with the tail plumage.
For some reason, I wasn't that embarrassed to run in public looking like that. Of course, I had a group with me, and it was during a "fun run," so people kind of expect you to look kind of silly. (For the record, I think we were the only ones who dressed up.)
What I should have been embarrassed about is running in the shiny blue tights in the following picture.
As if it's not bad enough that I'm reminded of how silly I looked every time I see this picture, I'm also reminded that those were my running tights.
That I already owned and hadn't just bought for an 80s costume.
That I used to wear to run in public.
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