The I Just Felt Like Running Forrest Gump T-shirt



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I have always enjoyed making running t-shirts, despite of me believing that while medium-distances are great for the health, long and ultra-long distances is the stuff of fools - and I have no problems calling my marathon-running friends foolish and crazy. Having been a 5K runner all my life, I usually fail to comprehend why would someone want to go for 10K, 21K, or 100K.

But that's the beauty of runners. They, of all the people, are *supposed* to take any such criticism "in their stride"! Every running-related t-shirt here is my tribute to the persistent craziness of all my runner friends - and I have just so many of them!

When spaaking about running, Forrest Gump cannot be left behind.

Honestly speaking just couldn't muster the talent to go highly creative and interfere with the simplicity with which Forrest Gump presents running in the movie. So, it's a minimalist t-shirt, with some high-impact innocent lines borrowed form the script. While you check the design in the pictures above, I consider it my obligation to paste excerpts from the running scenes from the movie here!

Here you go:

Forrest: "That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run. So I ran to the end of the road, and when I got there I thought maybe I'd run to the end of town. And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd just run across Greenbow County. Now, thinking since I'd run this far, maybe I'd just run across the great state of Alabama.

And that's what I did. I ran clear across Alabama.

For no particular reason. I just kept on going. I ran clear to the ocean. And when I got there, I figured since I'd gone this far, might as well turn around, just keep on going. And when I got to another ocean, I figured since I'd gone this far, I might as well just turn back and keep right on going.

When I got tired, I slept. When I got hungry, I ate.

When I had to go... you know... I went."

Old Lady: "And so, you just ran?"

Forrest: "Yeah."

"I'd think a lot about Mama and Bubba and Lieutenant Dan. But most of all, I thought about Jenny. I thought about her a lot.

They couldn't believe somebody would do all that running for no reason. I just felt like running. For some reason, what I was doing seemed to make sense to people. Somebody later told me it gave people hope.

I don't know anything about that, but some of those people asked me if I could help them out.

Anyway, like I was saying, I had a lot of company. Mama always said, "Put the past behind you before you can move on." And I think that's what my running was all about.

I had run for three years, two months, 14 days and 16 hours. And just like that, my runnin' days was over."

I don't know of a single runner who hasn't been able to relate with this at some level. Running cannot be rationalized, really.

Need not be, as well.

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