My Favorite Running Gear: Shirts
Here's the deal with me and shirts: I'm not picky. I have two stacks of shirts in my closet that I grab from when I go for a run. There are definitely some I favor more than others, but for the most part it's socks and shorts that I care about.
That being said, I do have a few specific thoughts about shirts that I know you'll find fascinating (okay not really fascinating, but maybe helpful). So far in this series I've been Nike dri-fit all the way with my sock and short preferences. It shouldn't surprise you, then, when I say that I do have a few Nike dri-fit shirts, like this one:
Oddly enough, however, at the end of the day, my favorite running shirts are good old cotton T-shirts. Why?
Remember in high school gym class when you had to wear those colored jerseys? They always smelled terrible--like 10 people's sweat. Well, that's how this shirt inevitably smells approximately 5 minutes into my run. I will have literally grabbed it directly from the dryer, and it still starts smelling horrible. Maybe it's me. I don't know; I hope not. But as comfortable as this shirt is, I can't help but think about running around on the soccer field junior year wearing those red pennys (or pennies, or however you spell it).
The shirts I like wearing the most are the ones I've gotten at previous races. They're just regular cotton T-shirts, but I like thinking about dominating (read: barely surviving) a few half marathons.
At the end of the month I'll be running in the Oklahoma City Memorial half marathon, where I'll get another cotton shirt to wear on runs. What can I say? I'm a sucker for a free shirt.