Over the weekend I ran a half marathon.  13.1 miles.  Even though it was my 3rd half, I still suffered from pre-race jitters.  And even though I didn’t run my personal best time, I still considered it a huge accomplishment when I finished.  It was my first big race since I pulled my hamstring 2 years ago so completing the race injury-free after a summer of training was my top priority.  My 2nd priority was having fun.

I love competing and I love pushing my body to its physical limits, but I also love running big races like this because I’m a people watcher.  Runners tend to lean toward the loony side of the sanity spectrum, and half marathons tend to attract some real characters.  I saw women wearing tutus.  I saw men wearing gas masks.  I saw a runner smoking a cigarette 15 minutes before start time.  I saw a male spectator wearing nothing but a wig and a Speedo.  Sometimes I need people like this to distract me from the pain.

Another part of racing I love?  The t-shirts.  Some people wear shirts boasting the current or previous races.  Some people wear homemade shirts as they run in remembrance of a loved one.  And some people don shirts with slogans.  Whether the sayings are motivational or humorous, their entertainment value is priceless.  I think I spent as much time reading the backs of people’s shirts as I did looking at my Garmin GPS watch to check my pace.  So thank you to all those runners who wore slogan t-shirts…you helped keep my mind off of my screaming muscles and reminded me of the fun side of racing.

And here are my…


 Top 10 Running T-Shirt Slogans 

10)  If found on ground, please drag across finish line.

9)  I know I run like a girl.  Try to keep up.

8)  Will run for wine.

7)  If you see me collapse, pause my Garmin.

6)  One Bad Mother Runner

5)  13.1 miles — ‘Cause I am only HALF crazy.

4)  Does this shirt make my butt look fast?

3)  I’m not slow.  I’m just getting my money’s worth from my entry fee.

2)  I’m only doing this so I can post a picture on Facebook.

1)  Some girls chase boys.  I pass ’em.

What are some of your favorite sayings about exercise (motivational, humorous, or otherwise)?

7 Comments on Top 10 Running T-Shirt Slogans

  1. Congrats on finishing your half! My favorite from that list is #7. Lol 🙂

    When I first started running, my mantra was "Just Do It" after Nike's old slogan. It worked! So for my first race, I thought it was perfect that my shirt said "Doing It"!

  2. I love the sayings on these t-shirts! I should go shopping so that I could sport one of these on race day.

    There are also cool sayings on signs that people make to help encourage loved ones to keep going at races. For example, I once saw "Beer at the Finish Line!" I don't know about anyone else, but that definitely kept me moving! LoL.

    Congrats on completing a half marathon! What an amazing accomplishment!


  3. Congrats on finishing your 3rd race! HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT!!! I love this post because there are so many times that I have been out running and I find myself trying to read shirts =)

  4. This is really delayed on this thread, but my cross country shirts in high school said:

    My mascara runs faster than you

    We loved it!

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