Sunday, November 16, 2008

Jordan High School Track

I own three sweatshirts. When the others are dirty, I choose my Jordan Track sweatshirt. I realized as I was wearing it a few days ago that this article of clothing has been in my closet for fifteen years. FIFTEEN YEARS!

I ran track when I was a Sophomore in high school. I ran distance and was in stiff competition to be the worst track athlete in Jordan High history.

The funny thing is that I didn't really like to run. I hated going to practice at 6:00am. I didn't enjoy pulling up the rear during a track meet. I made these sacrifices because there was a hot babe who ran track and I thought maybe if I did track too, I might get to hang out with her. I hoped my enthusiastic chicken legs hauling down the track would make her fall madly in love.

I'm not sure how or why, but the hot babe with pretty hair, mouse ears, and a beautiful smile showed an interest in me and even laughed at my jokes. She was hot.

Years later, that hot babe married me. Now, whenever I wear my Jordan sweatshirt, I remember the days when Mel and I ran track together.


Cooper Family said...

thanks for the laugh! I needed it.

Dansie Family said...

my favorite sweatshirt is tom's brothers track swetshirt. i used to wear tom's but then he didn't actually let me and he finally said no more so i got his brother's. he did let me wear his one time, the day i met his parents when we were dating. we went to their house which they keep at 58 degrees. he had to let me wear it lest i die. and when his parents saw me in the coveted sweatshirt they knew i was there to stay, like it or not.
what happens when the sweatshirts wear out?