In 2007, I had just become the President of the Dallas Running Club and it was also the first year that I was the Co-Race Director of the DRC Half Marathon with Paula Robertson, my very good friend who I work with on the non-profit Heels and Hills now. Sublimation was a trend going on with shirts at the time, you take a panel of a shirt and they take white fabric and basically dye both the foreground image and the background shirt color INTO the fabric. I worked with a vendor early in the year to give it a try and I just wasn't 100% in love with the production sample we ended up having created. The sublimated logo was just a little less crisp than you want the image to be and the yellow of the shirt wasn't the greatest match to the yellow in the race logo. Still, I kept that production sample, because it was a good shirt.
So last night, 2 years and a few months after the fact, I wore the shirt for the first time. And it was kinda cool to be out running around in what truly was a one-of-a-kind!
Pic of me after the run in my "special" shirt