Answer: No, but a lot of my recent race swag is. And that's what I'll be wearing this spring.
1 - It's a fun color (besides, black is so overdone)
2 - I have a plethora of options (long-sleeve, short-sleeve, shirts, jackets, and even cotton options!)
3 - Blue is a color that goes with almost any other color
4 - It doesn't absorb as much heat from the sun as black does
5 - It's one of my favorite "neutral" colors
This all started last June, when I ran the local Grinnell Games Half Marathon. I'm a color gal, and I was very excited to see the pretty blue event shirt (in tech fabric, none the less). Little did I know, that was the start of an interesting blue ride...because a few weeks later, I ran the Sully Freedom Fun Run 5K, and a week after that, I ran the Grimes Farm Run. And, more blue shirts were added to my collection.
In November, I headed to Tulsa, OK for the Route 66 Marathon and 5K...and the 5K shirt and the marathon jacket were both blue.
Alas, this blue trend didn't end in 2016. In March, I ran the Wintrust Lakefront 10-miler in Chicago...and brought home another blue jacket.
Just this past weekend, I ran in the Live Healthy Iowa 5K, and received (yet) another blue event shirt. I'm currently training for Grandma's Marathon (June), and as part of the early bird registration, I received a 2017 training jacket....and it's also blue! Rest assured, I have no misgivings wearing this training jacket now...I've run Grandma's before (in 2015), and I know you do not receive the official marathon shirt until after you've crossed the finish line.
So, there you have it (them?).... 20 events in the past 10 months, and 10 of them came with blue swag. What do you think of my blue collection? Have you ever received a lot of race gear in the same (or similar) colors in a short period of time?
***If you're interested in reading any of the recaps from these races, most of them are linked on my Let's Race! page---> here.
I'm also linking with Nicole for her Fit and Fashionable Friday link-up.