Sunday, September 4

Athlete's tan, take 2

This Code of Conduct was written for cyclists, but some of the rules apply to runners as well.
Rule #5:
A prominent line where one’s kit ends and where one’s deep tan begins is essential to one's image. Artificial tanning is BANNED. The tan shall reflect the level of training commitment.

So I suppose that answers my question from earlier this summer:
Is it vain to consider spray-tanning before I go outside in a bathing suit? (Or is it more like a public service?)
Or should I consider the runner's tan a badge of honor?
Badge of honor it is!

Do you wear your runner's tan with pride?


  1. I haven't even thought about this! I have no shame so I guess just go with the runners tan

  2. I never thought about it until I moved to Florida... In San Diego, the "athlete tan lines" are everywhere. In Florida, everyone looks like they spend all day, every day, perfecting their leather skin... ahem... i mean "golden glow." ;)


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