OH STOP---you know you have had those moments---I have seen them happen---walking around with your skirt tucked in your tights----a broken strap--vitally need for support---something as simple as a slip showing-(BACK IN THE OLD DAYS)---or the dreaded run in your pantie hose or the GASP tail of toilet paper hanging to the bottom of your shoe. Be HONEST-We have all suffered wardrobe malfunctions.
All those years of running created GIANT wardrobe malfunctions. Thank goodness for dri-fit finally coming along! LONG years of chaffing, while wearing cotton, to the point of 1st degree burns were no fun. Some of my mis-adventures in wardrobe included wearing the wrong socks the first marathon I ran. I had blister upon blister on the bottom of my feet---the entire sole was a group of huge blisters-requiring a visit to the first aid tent and feet completely bandaged. Then there was the marathon in a brand of shoes-NOT proven over years of running. WHAT possessed me to run 26.2 miles in any shoe but my tried and true brand is beyond me. I ran across the finish line and threw them in the trash can.
It is amazing -KNOWING a blister is forming that we continue to run mile after mile with the offending sock-shoe. All the while complaining--or not---but there being NO doubt the consequences of continuing. Then there are the chaffing bouts---hot sweaty days--knowing the offending garment is rubbing me raw, I continue on. I almost forget--but then I jump into the shower and squeal in agony. Sheer stupidity!
Runners do NOT have a corner on this market---tell me you have not worn a pair of shoes which gave you a blister---tell me you have not worn too tight clothing which rubbed-wedged-chaffed. Heels too high---clothing too sparse for the weather---no rain jacket in the rain --on and on. What could possibly cause us to endure all these mal-functions--leading to indignity-embarrassment--and flat out misery? WHY PRIDE- OF COURSE!
We are prideful creatures and pride DOES come before the fall!