I have a problem. A big one. One that takes up lots and lots of drawer space. It’s obvious I’m a fan of running in costume but after all these races, I have acquired quite the collection of knee socks. An entire drawer full to be specific.
I love my socks. I love every single pair of them. I currently own EIGHT Ragnar race shirts. And oh, the medals. I adore my medals. I couldn’t possible part with them. But how can I continue to acquire the various apparel necessary to race and also house important things, like my real clothes? Or my children. My race swag is taking over my very limited living space.
My yoga teacher in college once said that the inability to free oneself from possessions is the result of the underlying fear that we won’t be able to provide for ourselves in the future. My socks aren’t valuable or expensive. Most of them are not even for running or athletic purposes. I’m pretty sure I can’t get rid of my socks because they’re so ridiculously cute. Plus, there’s that small fact that every time I see them in my drawer, I’m reminded of how many miles I’ve covered.
Tomorrow marks the beginning of my race season. I also have my very first official weigh-in and fitness assessment for Body Back. It’s time to clean out my running drawer. My Ragnar shirts are going up into the rafters. I can’t toss them yet. My medals proudly decorate my classroom. There’s plenty of wall space there. But as I try to decide which socks to bench, I have no fear. Instead, I’m reminded of all the times I doubted myself. And all the times I proved myself wrong.
What do you do with your excess swag? Do you have any cute socks I should buy? Where do you get your socks? Leave me a note!