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!

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

09/10/2013 at 15:46

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

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    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 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. 

09/10/2013 at 17:52
Any repetitive activity I tend to do by multiples of 4. I don't have a meltdown otherwise, but it doesn't feel quite right.
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