Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Auditions

I'm currently holding some auditions that I'm certain are as well attended and as popular as those for any Broadway show. Yep, I'm auditioning outfits for my half-marathon this Saturday. I really only have two standards for judging the outfits - comfort and appearance. I've only got three runs left until the race, so the top three are making the call backs.

Outfit #1: blue Nike shorts w/longer tank top. This outfit is super comfortable, and looks good too. I am loving the longer shirts that are in style this season. (And if longer shirts are no longer in style, please don't tell me. I live in the woods and we are a little behind.) So much better (and more flattering) than the short crap that was popular for so long. One drawback: the shorts tend to bunch in front while I'm running, especially once I start to get sweaty. Bunchy crotch area is never attractive.

Outfit #2: hot pink Addidas tennis skirt w/white version of longer Nike tank top. Hands down, cutest outfit that showed up for auditions. And the skirt's short length gives it some nice built in air conditioning. Downside? My husband thinks the whole outfit is a little trampy. Two things he may not realize: (1) when you are, um, well-endowed, like I am, most outfits are a little trampy, and (2) a little trampiness never killed anyone (at least not the kind of trampiness that I can pull off).

Outfit #3: Nike capris w/short sleeved shirt. This is my go-to running outfit this year. It was solely responsible for my kick-ass marathon PR. It is so comfortable. I love it in every way. But my prior experience in Duluth for Grandma's is that it will be melt your face off hot. So my beloved outfit might need to go to the bottom of the drawer until fall.

So there's my big, boring dilema. Once the call backs are final I can make a decision. Of course, I'll then have to get my act together enough to do some laundry so my race-day wardrobe selection isn't limited to whatever stinks less.

16 comments:

aron said...

ohhh sounds like you have some good options!

i LOVE long shirts too... i hate anything that i have to pull down. actually i wont wear anything that i would have to :)

D10 said...

All the outfits sounds good. I live shirts that are fitted but don't ride up. There is no need for anyone to see my stomach!

Carly said...

Ohhhh tough choices. I heard it is not supposed to be that hot *crossing fingers*

Good luck this weekend. I will be up there too....

Mama said...

I say go for #2. A little trampy never hurt anyone and might lift your spirits at the end.

Then again, I have no cleavage, so I can't really look trampy without f*&^ me pumps and those are awfully hard to run in. ;o)

MCM Mama

Nancy D said...

I don't care to have everyone see my stomach (anymore) so personally I'd go with number 2 .. God forgot to give me cleavage.

Good luck in your race!

RunMommyRun said...

I think you should go all out trampy and go w/ #2! Hopefully the weather won't be hot like it was the past few years, but a short running skirt never hurt anybody. In fact, it might help attract new levels of spectators! :)

Mel-2nd Chances said...

i say show off whatcha got with #2. :D

Marlene said...

Oooh, I like the sound of all three outfits. I think you should model them for us. :)

Good luck deciding!

Melanie said...

Wear #2. If you've got it, falunt it... especially when you're a runner. It's never inappropriate to wear whatever's comfortable.

Sarah said...

I vote for the trampy one! It sounds the cutest. :)

I know what you mean about being behind the times. I used to live on LI and when I go back to visit I am always surprised about how behind we are where I live now. :)

Good luck on Saturday!!!!

HEATHER said...

Hi there, new to your blog! Tough decision, but good for you for thinking ahead! my last half marathon I frantically tried 5 outfits on that morning, my sister asked if I was going to a race or the prom...haha

joyRuN said...

Need pics to choose!

Otherwise, I'm boring & go for tried/true.

Jamoosh said...

I am crossing my fingers for #1. Please be #1, please be #1.

Ali said...

I say pack all three, and then buy something new at the expo ... that's what I do.

Okay ... I say pack all three, if it's cool weather go with three, if not go with your gut on the day. Comfort is the most important thing.

RunMommyRun said...

Enjoy your race Saturday - I won't be there afterall, but will be thinking of you!

chris mcpeake said...

I am thinking its so much easier being a guy. I just pick whatever is at the top of the drawer .. lol