Do you have a thing?

You know, A Thing...

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09/10/2013 at 13:34

I always swim in multiples of 10 lengths, but preferably multiples of 20. I'd feel quite uneasy about doing, say, 24 lengths. It would be wrong. 

So what's your thing?

09/10/2013 at 13:42

Left trainer/shoe on first. EVERY time.

cougie    pirate
09/10/2013 at 13:45
I like new socks for my Ironman events. And I always buy some London Marathon shorts.
09/10/2013 at 14:07

Race day haircut.  Or does everyone do that?

09/10/2013 at 14:21
Only for an A race.
09/10/2013 at 14:30

aint no thang here

09/10/2013 at 14:46

Is this one of those threads where you lot get competitive about how OCD you all are?

09/10/2013 at 14:53

Not me!  

I think I usually put my shorts on before my top, but the idea of doing the other way round doesn't bother me 

09/10/2013 at 15:08

I always put on my sock before I put on my trainers 

09/10/2013 at 15:25

Very good SR.

I have zero comprehension about why people have these ridicous superstitions! But I can see that once they've started, they must be hard to break.

On a related theme, I remember as a teenager, my Mum & I had the same pools numbers every week... with that puts you in a difficult situation of not wanting to miss a week, "because that will be the week when the numbers come up"!  I did actively try to 'forget' those numbers -if I'm honest, I do remember about 5 of them even now.

Feel sorry for those who stuck to the same lottery numbers every week, when it was a pound a week.  Then they introduced the Wedneday draw, and have now doubled the ticket cost.  

Whatever your superstitions, break free everyone!

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
09/10/2013 at 15:39

Not a superstition, more OCD but I can't stand seeing shoes crossed over, i.e. the left one placed on the right of the right one. My OH always crosses his legs to kick his shoes off and as soon as I see them laying there I place them as they should be, left shoe on the left and right one on the right!             

09/10/2013 at 15:43

Mine isn't superstition. I don't think the earth will fall out,of its orbit if I don't swim my lengths. I just think it's untidy

WiB
09/10/2013 at 15:46

I have noticed that everyone seems to run the races in the same direction.

WiB
09/10/2013 at 15:59

I can't stand seeing shoes crossed over, i.e. the left one placed on the right of the right one. 

I completely agree - it just looks weird.

seren nos yn canu    pirate
09/10/2013 at 16:20

but bookie the pool is 25m and so you have to convert that to miles so that you finish in fractions of a mile.eg half a mile.....

09/10/2013 at 16:24

I like even numbers... unless the even number is next to a 5 in which case I prefer the 5. E.g. when I'm changing the TV volume on a remote I'll go up 20, 22, 25, 28, 30

Like Ultra Bookie, it's not supersition it's more about tidiness.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who has a thing!

09/10/2013 at 16:37

I always get changed up stairs but put my socks on downstairs, left one first. When I go through gates at stations, stadiums, etc. I "have" to go through the furthest left one too.

I just put it down to me being strange....

09/10/2013 at 16:50

I didn't know I had a thing, but I always put my left trainer on first.

Cake    pirate
09/10/2013 at 17:12

Seren ours is a 50m pool She normally does about 40 lenths to my 20 on a average day.

09/10/2013 at 17:24

Constantly on the look out for UFO's. 

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