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.


For more pictures that make you scratch your head and say, "What were they thinking?" head over to We Are That Family.


Bahama Shores Mama said...

so you WEREN"T a child of the 80's with those tights? HAHA....however, look at those great gams girl! Show them off in whatever flashy way you want!

We are THAT Family said...

Wow. Some photos leave me speechless! This is one :D

Heather said...

At least cars had an easy time spotting you when you were running!

Jenny in Utah said...

Those are FUNNY - oh, the things we are willing to do when we are young! Sure sounds like you had fun running!

kelliebean said...

What? Something wrong with shiny running tights? I wore like 1988! ;)

Blue Castle said...

I love the funky chicken outfits. :) Your second photo is so 80's! I remember that! I'm sure you weren't the only one wearing those tights, either. I think I remember once seeing a man in tights like those. That was right before I scratched my eyes out. :)

Crayl said...

I seriously don't know how I missed this post...WAHAHAHAhaaa....
LOVE IT. Love the chickens.