My sock is lost… and it’s 40 miles from home

By , November 24, 2013 8:31 pm

Well, no lost sock story will EVER beat this one, but I thought this was funny.


After the race in Lincolnwood* today, I was walking back to my car and noticed one pink SmartWool sock on the ground. “That’s funny!” I thought. “Someone must have also run the North Face Endurance Challenge and gotten the same pair of pink socks in their goody bag. But why the heck would it be out here on the sidewalk?!”


Flash forward to a few minutes ago, I am putting away laundry, and hmm, wow, only ONE pink SmartWool sock in the dryer. Is the missing sock stuck to a shirt? No. Stuck to a towel? No. In the dryer? No. On the path from the dryer to my closet? No.

Mutha F*@%#!!! That was MY sock! My freakin’ sock is probably still on the sidewalk in Lincolnwood. I pulled a coat out of the dryer to wear to the race this morning. The sock must have been stuck to the coat and fallen off during the walk to the race start or something. 

Hey! At least I know where the sock is, right? So I won’t lose my mind looking for it? Ha ha ha. 

You totally know I am going to email the race and asked if anyone turned in one pink sock. Ha!

What is the silliest place you have ever lost/left behind something?

*yes, 40 miles from home

14 Responses to “My sock is lost… and it’s 40 miles from home”

  1. Michel says:

    muwahahahahahaha! OMG i’m belly laughing here. LOL

  2. I left my favorite running shorts in Europe, somewhere. The kicker is- I NEVER RAN! So they just fell out of my suitcase at one point. Karma I tell you.

  3. Pete B says:

    Sorry about your sock! If I was only going into work this week, or if I would have won a turkey trophy to pickup, I would have stopped by and looked for your sock. But, I don’t have any business in Lincolnwood until next year’s Turkey Trot. :(

  4. Maggie says:

    Somehow I lost one of my green heart compression socks that we got for ZOOMA. I think it was last Christmas when I had a group run then my club’s Christmas party immediately after. It was snowing that night, so I brought a change of socks. Anyway, I contacted the company (Skirt Sports? Running Skirts?) to see if they had just that sock (I forget if it was right or left … but why would they have just one sock?) and they sent me a complete new pair at no charge. Very sweet.

    I also left a shirt at my ex-boyfriend’s place and he dumped me before I could get it back and then when I asked him about it, he claimed he didn’t have it. Jerk.

  5. Amy says:

    Oh no, I hate losing (good quality!) socks, but this is a very funny story, I must admit. I hope by some small chance you get it back? Good Luck!

  6. Rachel says:

    oh no! I love those socks. I wear them all the time, even when I’m not running. They are so warm!

    I left my glasses in a hotel room up north. Actually I was sabotaged by Kim’s kids – We were babysitting them and they must’ve gotten into my purse when I wasn’t looking and hid my glasses somewhere in the room. Those jerks. :) I did get the glasses back, luckily.

    • kilax says:

      They are the best! Luckily I have a few other pairs of SmartWool socks – must have for winter running!

      Hmm, seems lots of people and cats are getting in to your purse lately. Maybe you need a different purse! LOL!

  7. Kiersten says:

    That is too funny. That sounds like something I would do! It is better than running the whole race with a pair of underwear stuck to your butt (not that i did that….. okay i did)

  8. Erin says:

    So, did the race respond to your plea for your missing sock? Do we need to put up lost sock posters?

    • kilax says:

      Ha ha ha! No! They did not. And that is okay. I just thought it was worth a shot. Wouldn’t it be funny to make a missing sock poster? Ha ha!

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