I was *just* interviewed by a writer from Runner's World Magazine! On the Complete Running Network site they had asked about running in an event with pain, and how we dealt with the pain or if we dropped out. I put in a little blurb about my first marathon (2005) and running with the stabbing pain arthritis at mile 18... The writer called me and asked me questions about this "pain" for an article she's writiing that will go out in one of the fall issues. It's not absolutely certain that she'll use my information, but it was cool that she interviewed me.
About the tie-dyed shirt...
Here's a link that talks about Sue Krenn, the lady who the race is in memory of. Here's a blurb about the shirt from the San Diego Track Cub website:
The race t-shirt for the Sue Krenn 15K race has a silhouette of Sue on the front and a "No Wussies" symbol on the back. Dr. Goforth remembers when Sue would use the term "wussie" - "It was a comment she used when someone may say something about the workout suggesting fatigue or disappointment with the conditions (i.e.,wind or rain)”. She would say "come on ... don't be a wussie!" Hal was the race director for the Sue Krenn 15K for ten years and it was Hal who put the word "WUSSIE" on the race t-shirt inside a circle with a diagonal line through it. One year, the day of the Sue Krenn 15k race was one of stiff winds and rain, and Donna Gookin said to Hal, "Sue is looking down on us and saying, "Come on … don't be wussies."