Saturday, January 06, 2007

Dress The Greyhound

When, like me, you're not terribly fast or strong, wardrobe is everything. If I think I look tough, I am more confident. Thus, Billy Crystal was right: "It is better to LOOK good than to FEEL good."

I have three potential outfits for the big day, all of them well-tested in training and known not to produce unseemly abrasions in all of my favorite (and most important) places. I'm pretty sure I know which one I want to wear, but lacking anything blogworthy to mention (other than a celebrity mystery blogger small world breakfast yesterday) I throw it out there for your consideration. As for the breakfast, I recommend keeping a safe distance from a hungry athena at all times, with a heavy oaken table betwixt you. I did so, and came away with all my appendages intact. And, though I have almost called her a goddess (as in "Goddess of Kick Ass"), her union with Iron Benny is safe. Notwithstanding her pitiable pleas, I refrained from massaging her feet.
Now, in choosing a suitable outfit, bear in mind that it will be 70 degrees and humid at the start and probably 80 by the finish.
Cast your vote in the comment section. The three options are:
1. Team Kit, in which I have done my triathlons to date:
347559%3A74%7Ffp345%3Enu%3D3233%3E7%3C8%3E767%3E23247%3C8858834ot1lsi
If worn, the team kit will be modified to include running shorts due to the tendency of those tri shorts to irritate the . . . . uhm . . . "fancy parts" if worn over 15 miles.
2. Nike orange gear in which I ran my best marathon to date and which makes me somewhat easier to pick out from the thousands of mid-packers around me:

greyhound

And . . .. . . . . .
* * * * * * * Drum Roll Here * * * * * *
3. A replica of the jersey Steve Prefontaine wore as a high school runner:
PreBIGlight
If you are interested in getting live updates on the carnage tomorrow, go here to create a login, search for the male GrAy hound from Texas and you can do so.
Look for one more, inspirational, one line post before the race, then I'll go dark until I have sufficient energy and broad band access to contact you again.

13 comments:

Curly Su said...

cool that you met nytro. And, No.3, DEFINITELY!!! (or no.1 with running shorts if you want a serious answer)

Have a blast tomorrow. I'll be tracking ya.

stronger said...

Go orange. Have a great race!

TriSaraTops said...

I vote the throwback Pre! Very cool.

Kick some boot-ay, and have FUN!

TriBoomer said...

#3 ... old skool is the way to go, dog.

Good luck. I'll be following you.

Stay tuned...

Laurie said...

Orange. Your family will appreciate being able to pick you out from the masses.

Iron Benny said...

Go get em' Greyhound!

21st Century Mom said...

Use the power of Prefontaine to get you to the finish faster! That or team kit. No short sleeves - less is better.

Get an orange visor or something to help your family find you.

greyhound said...

A note for the record, I omitted to say that the Pre jersey is bright yellow, and so also relatively visible against the massses of white clad runners.

nancytoby said...

Sounds like it's going to be singlet weather, but don't forget the sunblock!!!

ironjenny said...

Good luck - I'll be thinking of you!
I vote for all three outfits, and just keep changing them. It'll be like a Cher concert. People in Florida love that stuff. So many marathoners are just in it for the running... make a fashion statement day.
Jenny

TxSkatemom said...

Pre, Pre, Pre. Although I do like the Cher idea put forth by IronJenny...

good luck! have fun!

Nytro said...

yea... the fishnet stockings would be a big hit on Disney.

good luck.

TriJack said...

Pre for me... Good luck!