My Topic today is: Race Shirts: Which Do you Keep?
Not a post about the pandemic per se but when you are stuck in the house day after day, you have time to de-clutter your drawers and closets, right?
I am NOT a saver like my hubby. I am a tosser.
But I have probably run over 300 races. You know what that means? A gazillion race shirts.
I have sent many to my running buddy.
I have donated many. I have even had a blanket made from them.
Still, my drawers were full with race shirts!!!!
Here are tips that helped me to decide which ones to keep:
- Shirts made from breathable material.
No cotton ones!! (Unless you need a shirt to sleep in or garden.)
- Shirts from memorable races.
Shirts from race-cations or favorite races or PRs.
- Shirts that are gender-specific.
Uni-sex shirts rarely ever fit right.
- One Shirt per race.
If you repeat a race, you do not need one from every year.
- One shirt per color.
No one needs more than one kelly green shirt.
- Shirts in colors that you like or look good on you.
In other words, if you do not like white shirts, don’t keep them. If you look washed out in a light yellow shirt, toss it.
Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE my race shirts.
I often wear shirts from local races when I race elsewhere. It’s a great conversation starter.
This was harder than it looks. I made attempt #1 at de-cluttering my shirt drawer trying to follow the tips above.
But I still have too many shirts!!! (And this does not include tanks and long sleeve shirts.)
I’m also linking up here:
Happy Running! Do you keep all your race shirts? How do you decide which ones to discard? Please share.