Today at work, I stood up to refill my water bottle when Ian said, "Kels! You're wearing jeans!"
Which, I was.
"Yes..." I said.
"You just don't usually wear jeans," he stated.
Which is true. While it may have been months since I've had occasion to wear a suit, and while I could wear yoga pants to the office everyday if I wanted to, joining the start up world hasn't squashed my natural tendency to dress business casual. I mean, if high school couldn't, probably nothing will.
"You know what's special about these jeans though?" I asked my fellow Threadheads.
"I bought these jeans when I was 19, after backpacking across Europe for a month, during which I got skinny. I am now able to wear them once a year, when I am about 3 weeks out from a marathon, as I am right now."
They all congratulated me on my skinny jeans status.
I know you're not supposed to keep the jeans that don't quite fit lying around making you feel bad about yourself, but let me just say that fitting into them makes the toenails lost during marathon training totally worth it.