I’ve been called a number of things throughout my 6 or so years of running. Fashionista is NOT one of them. (Skinny jerkface, maybe) My running wardrobe consists of clothing that fits into a few very select categories:
- Race shirts
- Random “gym” clothes that I’ve collected over the years
- Working in the yard clothes that I’ve had since high school
- A very select few pairs of “real” running shorts with the fake underwear that make me feel all naked and free (wiggle wiggle wiggle!)
As an example, here is me before my most recent 15 miler on Tuesday. I tweeted something to the effect of: “Basketball shorts, a 4 year old Chicago marathon shirt that is two sizes too big, & a grimmace? Time for 15 miles!!”
Behold the sexy
|Shoes? I have. Lots of shoes|
There are many reasons why I don’t necessarily care what I wear when I run. First and foremost is that I don’t run with other people and I almost always run in the dark. Second is that I am horribly practical and would rather spend my running
Although, I could just be channeling my inner celebrity. For some reason those guys can get away with wearing just about anything. I mean, check out Miley Cyrus “Jogging”. I’m not sure if she is going for a run or getting to a shoot of girls gone wild.
To be fair, I have a lot of sweet matching Brooks and Pearl Izumi running outfits that I wear to races. But day to day? Bring on the 2008 Chicago marathon XL shirt. Sexy and I know it.
Am I alone? Is there anyone else that runs in basketball shorts and random tshirts?