Sunday, April 15, 2012

Who Wears Short Shorts?

My guy does now.  I always pick on him because he's been wearing the same black shorts for the past few years.  The problem is that they are long - bleh - and they are black.  I have found it to be so challenging to find Ward in races because he's usually shirtless and wearing black shorts.  Most men are wearing black shorts.  


Let's just say, men's running apparel needs some major help.  Boring.  

So, last week when Ward said he wanted some new shorts, I was so excited!  I kept pushing for something colorful.  I mean he is running with 30,000 of his closest friends on Monday - I need all of the help I can get to find the man in the crowds.  With my luck - these shorts will be popular among the men on Monday.  

nice and short - to show off those legs!  


Since we started weather watching for Boston last week, the forecast has gone from 60's, to low 70's, to low 80's now we're hearing 88/90.  In case you haven't heard, Boston has offered a deferment for those who choose not to run now due the extreme circumstances of the weather.  I know a lot of people have their opinions about this and I get both sides.  Deferment now means less openings next year.  I get it.  But, really, when New England has gone from at most 50's in the past 3 weeks to nearly 90 in a matter of 2 days, there's some reason to be concerned.  Just my thoughts.   


Of course, Ward and Wade will not be deferring.  I knew that the second I read about the deferment.  I just want them to run safely.  I do not need the emergency crew to call me to tell me the hubby is down somewhere around mile 16.  Now I'm starting to think - did I put my # down for his emergency contact when I registered him?  I must have.  Who else would I have put in there.  Oh jeez!  

I'll probably be gone from the bloggy world while we're in Boston.  I'll be sure to return next week with a recap of spectating Boston and my dreams of someday qualifying (now that's funny!).  

I'll leave you with our bags - looks like we'll be gone for a long time but in actuality, we'll only be gone for 2.5 days.  We are not minimalists in packing for sure!  




Gotta go, the expo is calling us.  I cannot wait to check out all of that runner's porn.  





17 comments:

  1. I am so excited for you!! Love the shorts you picked out for your man...they look good and will hopefully keep him cool. Sending you and Ward many many good vibes, prayers and luck. Enjoy this very special day. xo

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    1. Thank you!!! It's going to be a special day indeed.

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    2. Those shorts will be way easier to pick out! I love the color. Hope you had fun at the expo! I hope I get to go to a big expo someday, sounds like so much fun!

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  2. I stopped by the expo on Friday - just for fun - and it was heaven! Have a great time & GO WARD ;)

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  3. nice shorts - and that's your man?!?!?!

    HOT!!!!!!

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  4. Tell your husband GOOD LUCK and have an excellent race!!

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  5. Good luck to your husband!!! Have fun at the expo!

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  6. Good luck to your husband and safe wishes to him. I am not deferring either. Cool clothing and lots of water will hopefully make for a safe day.

    I love your husband's "uniform". I am always bugging my husband to try something new as all his race pictures look exactly the same. Hopefully your hubby enjoys his new shorts. :)

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  7. LOL - I agree on men's running gear. My hubby likes singlets and I started getting really bright ones so I could spot him. I actually missed a transition at one triathlon b/c everyone looked the same! Let's just say I felt so bad

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  8. Have a great time! Good luck to your husband, hope he is easier to spot in his new shorts:)

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  9. Many prayers for safe travels and running in Boston. Looking forward to the race recap (including pictures of those legs! Ha ha).

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  10. Hope you guys have a great time in Boston!! Good luck to your hubby!! :)

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  11. Good luck to him! Can't wait to hear how it all plays out!

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  12. i like those shorts! good luck to him, take it easy and HYDRATE! the green shorts are actually super appropriate for an irish place like boston :)

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  13. Good luck to them both!! I can't wait to read your spectating recap!

    Mike is getting better about his shorts, he doesn't have all black at least and they aren't super long. He will never get short shorts though.

    And please, I have complete faith that you will qualify for Boston someday! I want to, but 3:35 is a little out of reach right now, but it will happen eventually :)

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  14. My dad wears them too! Lol.... Best of luck!

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  15. I hope you both made it thru the high temps ok and enjoyed Boston. Can't wait to hear all about it. :)

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