Jamestown Bridge 10K is tomorrow. Usually I take a picture of the bib and the shirt and post it to my FB page. I contemplated not doing that tonight. As I showed the shirt to Hubb he asked, "Why don't you wear that shirt to the race?" I said "Because it is bad luck."
Then I wondered if my shirt/bib ritual was one of these rituals that if I break it I'll have a bad race? So I quick took a picture of the shirt and the bib and posted with my usual "Tomorrow's fun" caption. Then wondered well what is a bad race? Have I had a bad race? There is no threat of me actually winning a race or my age group, I've been DFL and DQ, run in the pouring rain (Girls on The Run) so really what is a bad race? Maybe a race ending with injury? Finishing Tough As Nails 1/2 marathon with the SI joint issues at mile 10? It wasn't a bad race, I finished, in screaming pain, but I finished. That injury wasn't due to bad luck it was a result of not dealing with the problem when it first happened pre Marine Corps Marathon. Maybe a DNF is a bad race? For me, yeah, that might be a bad race. Fingers crossed I won't regret saying this "I'll cross that bridge when I come to it."
Do you have any pre or post race or run rituals?
Beth, slightly superstitious