I was worried about finding races in Phoenix during the summer, but then I saw the Arizona Road Racers Summer Series - a series of 5 races in the Phoenix area ranging from a 5k to a 4 miler. The best part: I registered for all 5 of them for $40. 40 bucks for five races!! That is unheard of! Second fabulous part... no t-shirt!
This sounds silly, I know. Since I started Run for the Bling of It, I have completed four races this year, each with it's own t-shirt. That combined with the five t-shirts I received last year from races and my drawers are becoming uncomfortably full. Now why, you may ask, JoAnn, why can't you just get rid of them? Honestly, I have no problem giving up clothes that are too big for me (a million thanks to Weight Watchers), but race shirts have a special significance to me. They remind me of the event, how much work I put into the run and simply have tons of happy memories associated with them. I particularly have a hard time parting with the marathon tops. Races without shirts - I don't miss the shirt. Races with shirts - I somehow can't let go of the shirt.
Here's to the Arizona Road Runners Summer Series with no shirt included. There is the option to buy one however. Ya, I might have a problem.
(This post brought to you when I should be working on my report cards)