Saturday, August 28, 2010

Run like a mother.

 I'm friends with Hal Higdon on facebook, (who is Hal?  The runner/coach who is responsible for all of the great on-line training plans that I've always used for half and full marathons), and he had a fun thread going last week where people were writing the funniest shirts they had seen on runners in marathons.  I thought some of them were really clever, and they helped me get out of my running funk last week.  Here are the best ones.

90% of running is half mental.
My sport is your sport's punishment.
This seemed like a good idea 16 weeks ago. 
Why didn't Phidippides die at mile 20?
I'm faster than you because I run more.
Why are all you people following me?
Does this shirt make my butt look fast?
I will do today what you won't, so tomorrow I can do what you can't.
In my mind, I am a Kenyan.
Every race has a winner, sadly it's not going to be you
You just got passed by a girl, at least the view isn't so bad 
I'm the fast girl your mother warned you about.
I can go for hours. 

When I was running in the Nike Women's Marathon in SF, the race at which every finisher gets a Tiffany's necklace as a finisher's medal, I laughed out loud when I saw this shirt:

"Next year I'm just buying the freaking necklace."

And this one was written on a sign at that weird Mud Run we did in July.
 Truer words have never been spoken.

Any other good running slogans/ t-shirts that you have seen?   I really want to buy the one that says:  "Run like a mother"  and on the back it says "26.2 miles of peace and quiet."

I ran 10.5 miles this morning with Susan and Suzanne that was overall great, but hilly, challenging and hot.  I've been loving that familiar tightness in my legs today and I'm getting excited for the cooler weather that should be coming soon. 

Happy weekend!


Lloyd said...

"life is short, running makes it seem longer" is brilliant, and also one of my favorite things about running. One of my favorites comes from Revelation 2:10, "Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer."

Nitsirk said...

I love the "Run like a Mother" shirts. Those others are great too. I am about to head out for 7 miles of peace and quiet myself :)

Michelle said...

Meredith and I did 11.5 together yesterday morning!! Finally running with a partner is sooooooooo great!! She got silly and started singing me Dixie Chicks songs and I followed up with Katy Perry (we lack ipods) for the last couple of miles.

I love all the great running sayings. I just got a sweat headband with "Run like a mother" on it... Here's another one for you... "I belong to a drinking club with a running problem" I bought that headband for Meredith.

Lloyd, I love the Rev. 2:10. That made me laugh out loud!

Meredith said...

I had a powerbar t-shirt that said "there's a difference between running with the kenyans and running with some guy named ken."