Monday, October 25, 2010

Army 10-Miler - Best t-shirts!

I ran in the Army 10 miler on Sunday and I finished. Hurray! I started running about 3 1/2 years ago (because my husband said I wouldn't, but that's another post) and decided when we moved here that I would sign up for the Army 10 miler as my first race. DH used to run it in college and I thought it sounded cool because you run through the middle of DC.

Anyway, one of the things I really enjoy are the t-shirts.

I'm going to break these into categories. Unfortunately my memory is horrible and I wasn't exactly taking notes.

In Memory/In Honor of:

There are always a lot of these at races. I'm running for...who....
A couple of them made me cry. Do you know that it's very hard to cry and run at the same time? I don't recommend it. I had to get my emotions under control quickly, which is very difficult for me!

*One I really enjoyed though said:
My American Idol
then it listed the soldiers name/rank/etc.

Funny Running T's:
*Sofa King T-shirt with some logo about taking a nap (much wanted about mile 6)
*Please God, let there be someone behind me to read this.
*Hashing T-shirts: A Drinking Club with a Running Problem (they do have beer at mile 8)
*Will Run for Cupcakes
*Sorry, I've gotta RUN! :)
Our favorite:
*I'd run faster but I have no idea where I'm going.

Funny Military T's:

*Military Wife: Giving up Sex for your Freedom (funny story about this, for another post)
My favorite (ooh la la):
*I put the Ooh in his Hooha!

Just thought I'd share my observations. I had some other funny ones that I really wanted to remember but of course it didn't happen.


  1. Love that you noted the t-shirts. I'll definitely be looking more closely at my next race :)

  2. The shirts sound like they would keep you going. Did your shirt say anything? Must plan for next year...and congrats on running the event. I'm so in awe of running double digits! And of course, envious since I am a new fan of DC and think it would be lovely to go on a nice long run there!

  3. wow, congrats! that's awesome, christy! i love the "please, God..." shirt :)

  4. Way to go!! I am very impressed that after 10 miles you could even remember any of the shirts!

  5. Thanks for your sweet comment! :)

    And congrats on your run. I ran the Cherry Blossom 10 miler two years ago, and the shirts definitely kept it interesting...I am too reluctant to say any part of the race was "fun"--especially miles 7, 8, and 9. :)

  6. Wow, ten miles is amazing! I might just have to start doing the running thing again myself. I use to a long time ago but never 10 miles. You have officially inspired if I could just get up in the am!!

  7. I am so impressed that you ran 10 miles! WOW. And I love the shirts :-)