A lot of you are running the NYC Marathons and, according to my twitter feed, they aren’t offering baggage check this year, but, rather, will be giving out fleece lined ponchos at the end.
A lot of you are upset about it, which is understandable. But…
Think of what a fashion statement you can make after running 26 miles! You’ll be wearing the most coveted poncho of November 2012 in one the fashion capitals of the world.
To make it your own, you could even add a belt of something for when you meet your friends and family. You know, jazz it up a bit. Some inspiration, here (fast forward to 1:40):
Now, in all honesty, I do have the solution for all of your no-baggage-check woes.
THE OISELLE DISTANCE SHORT
I wore these shorts during the marathon last year and can tell you they have received the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval…or, at least, the Meggie Seal of Approval.
You can fit more in each pocket than I have depicted here (I have), but to give you an idea..
Last year I even ran the whole thing with a Picky Bar in that back pocket (unknowingly, actually)…cross the finish line…realized it was there…BOOM! Snack time. I had my iPod in the front pocket last year (I don’t race with it, but wanted it in the corrals and after).
See, no need to worry. You got your race shorts and post-race fashion statement covered.
I’ll see you in Central Park. I’ll be taking cheer requests.
TELL ME: SHORTS YOUR WEAR FOR MARATHONS? HOW MANY GELS DO YOU TAKE?
I take 4-5 gels, one every 5 miles…
Until next time…