In contrast to my previous post on how to instantly lose credibility as a runner, below is a guaranteed method of gaining instant credibility in the Kansas City running community.
Wear a Hospital Hill shirt.
It doesn’t matter how short of a distance you are going or how slowly you are doing it – if you’re wearing a Hospital Hill shirt, you will gain instant respect among your peers in this town.
Bonus: The event is incredibly well-run and I’d recommend it anyway. AND you get the same shirt if you run the 5K, the 10K, or the whole shebang, the half marathon. Not that any of those courses are exactly a cakewalk. Hospital Hill makes you earn that shirt. But once you do…
INSTANT STREET CRED.
*note: the first rule of Life with Libby: never hold her without a burp cloth. I will NOT be running in that Hospital Hill shirt today.