I had a drawer full of t-shirts that I didn’t wear and I’m trying to pare my possessions to items I either actually use or are deeply meaningful to me. I decided to refashion them into the size and fit of my every-weekend-plus-then-some Goodwill t-shirt. While I discovered after the first one that the Michigan State shirt is stretchier than the other materials and I couldn’t quite figure out how much extra to cut in order to approximate the same amount of movement, I like them quite a bit.
I celebrated my sewing triumph with a run while wearing one. As I mentioned a long time ago, I’m doing a half-marathon in January and in theory have been “in training” since last winter, which didn’t mean much beyond going for a run every few months. Suddenly January is just around the corner and I’m still barely squeezing past two miles. I registered today, paid my money, and marked the “plan to walk/run” box with an estimated finish time of 3:25. There’s a 4 hour cutoff, so if I can keep up an 18-minute-mile pace for 13.1 miles I’m totally gonna do this thing. Right now my tentative plan is to run 2, walk .25, repeat. I’ll find out how it goes when I add another mile to my route on Thursday (before the hours of Thanksgiving eating) and then another this weekend.
Am I wearing SpongeBob SquarePants pajama pants in the last pictures? Yes. My mom gave them to me several years ago because they were soft and even though I haven’t seen the show or the movie and I just turned 29 without any small children in my life, I enjoy wearing my SpongeBob SquarePants pajamas. They’re quite comfortable.
No before picture of the CrossFit shirt, I had already messed with it previously and just improved my work. I wore it to the gym today and one of the owners said, “Hey, cool, nice hacked version of our shirt! I like what you’ve done, you look badass!”