In 2012 Phil’s job was hosting a 5k so I signed up and raced. It was the very end of August and it was dreadfully hot outside.
For the most part, I would be considered a conservative dresser aside from when I’m running in the summer. I have been known to wear short shorts, runderwear, and sports bras to run on hot days or in races but as I said, aside from that I’m a conservative dresser, at work especially.
This race was pretty low key and I won by a decent amount over the next woman. After the race, I was interviewed for the newspaper and these photos ran online and in print with the article the next day. Yes, this was cool but the next day at work all I heard about was how I was half naked on the front page of the newspaper. My coworkers know I run because I coach and I often go to or from a running function before and/or after work but never do I ever walk around work like this. It was just an awkward day…..
Now I do my best not to end up on the front page of the newspaper that we get delivered to my job when I’m running around in minimal clothing.