Monday, April 13, 2009

U-G-L-Y You ain't got no alibi

I was reading the 26.2 girls last week (Hi Amy and April! Love your blog!) and laughed my buns off with the post about the ugly running shirts. So as I was spring cleaning this weekend, I decided to pull out the ugly of the ugly and do a post for myself. No need to adjust your screen--these suckers are this ugly.

Last year I did the Muncie Endurathon and instead of receiving a medal or certificate, we got finisher's hats. Usually I wouldn't mind as I like to wear hats when I run, but this will never get any wear from me.


It seems that a lot of the triathlons I've done, which really isn't that many, had the ugliest shirts. The following are both from the Wendy's Triathlon. The first may be the greenest green there is. Funny enough, I have a shirt from a running race that is that same color. I don't wear that one either. I especially love the pictures of people on the shirt.


Also from Wendy's....it has a better design but the ringer T is extreme.


Dave and I took a vacation to NYC and ran a half marathon while we were there. The shirt doesn't haven't have a terrible design, but the funny part is that it is cotton and it is a tank top. A cotton tank top. He he he!


Every year for Thanksgiving my mother sends us out of the house to run a race. We used to run the Turkey Trot every year and ALWAYS their shirts were ugly. Here's an example of one:


And finally, I ran the Towpath Marathon in 2005. This shirt tops the ugliest shirt of all time. Seriously, that's a shoe with a face and a tongue and it's sweating (although I think it looks like it's crying).

8 comments:

Michelle said...

Yeah, but at least the last 2 are kind of funny!

jeff said...

boo...

i just got rid of all my non-functional race shirts. i had some stinkers. the thing that bugs me is when a race covers the back of a TECHNICAL shirt with a huge silkscreen print. the ink actually acts as an insulator, completely negating the function of technical fabrics.

i have scored some amazing shirts, though. i should go through those and do a post on my favorite race shirts.

i can't wait until mooseman. i'll LIVE in a race shirt that has a moose on it.

Dave said...

At least you could remotely look decent in the NYC tank top! I'd look like I came out of an episode of Cops! (Yes, the mens' shirts were exactly the same)

Amy said...

Hahahhahahahaha. I love that last shirt. That is seriously ugly!

Dave said...

Oh, I forgot to add that the Wendy's tri actually had a nice red tech shirt in 2008, so maybe they've learned their lesson. :)

unathleticrunner said...

Oh my! HAHAHA

lindsay said...

let me sign up for the towpath marathon! sweet shirt. not sure about the white tank, what were they thinking?

E.L.F. said...

I have that Wendy's shirt...correction: HAD that shirt. BLECH!!!!