Sunday, October 12, 2014

What kind of guy would wear a shirt like this?

I started running again about five months ago, somewhat sporadically. But about two months ago, I decided that maybe, just maybe, I could run in a 5k again. So I figured I had better start running once a week, if I had any hope of running the entire thing. Once you are fully entrenched in your 40s, it is a little more difficult to just run a few times over the course of a couple of months and go out and do a 5k. Or so I would imagine.

The 5k I am running in next week is the Race for Pace. This year, they are having a super hero theme. Me being me (well, I being I) embraced that wholeheartedly and decided to wear something super hero-ish. At first, I thought I could go as the Flash. I figured it would be ironic because I was probably going to finish in the bottom 25 percent (maybe worse, but let's not think about that). People would see this middle-aged woman panting and barely jogging as she was halfway through the race, and they would laugh. I am always happy to provide a few laughs. :-)

But yesterday, I headed to Dick's and found this nice Superman (maybe Supergirl?) Under Armour t-shirt. It is subtle for sure, but I am pretty certain I would not embarrass myself, no matter how slowly I end up running.


I next went to Target to get a few things, and I happened upon this gem of a shirt. In the men's department, no less.

That red piece of fabric coming off the back shoulders? A mini cape! Of course, I had to buy it. And it was about a third of the price as the Superman UA shirt.

I so totally want to wear this shirt, although I have some qualms about the muscle definition in the front. I have pretty decent abs and all, but not a male six pack.

But honestly, the big thing that would keep me from wearing this shirt? The small part of me that thinks I can run the race in a decent enough time that I just don't want a cape slowing me down.

Stay tuned for what I end up wearing. But as my title asks, what guy would wear a shirt like this? Or maybe the question is where would a guy wear a shirt like this? Because I want to know!




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