Spring is definitely here. Yesterday and today were both in the low 70s by late afternoon. While that’s perfect capri weather when hanging out, it’s shorts weather for running.
I hate running in shorts. I have rather heavy thighs (seriously, my thighs could be the “before” picture in a weight loss photo and the rest of me would be the “after” picture.) I always thought that eventually they’d slim down with all of the running. Instead, they are stronger and more muscular, but still large. Because of that, I find wearing compression shorts with a long inseam to be the only comfortable way to run. Somehow, I feel comfortable running races in them with just a short tech tee (’cause I’m more concerned about speed than appearance LOL). However, I don’t really feel comfortable running like that in my neighborhood. I end up wearing a long tech tee, which gets somewhat annoying. I’ve been thinking about trying the skirtsports running skirts as they get good review for the undershort staying down, but I’m not sure if they will work. Guess one of these days I’ll have to order some and just see how they work.
Today’s run was nice. I did an easy 4 miles (37:26). I just took Garmin along for the ride so that I could track mileage and discovered I still start too fast. I did try to keep my strides shorter and footfall more under my body, but I was still slower in the last two miles.
Life starts getting crazy soon. Jones starts soccer next weekend and he has two games next weekend and two games the weekend after that. I have the 10 mile race this coming Sunday, then possibly a 5K, then the half marathon, then the “Girls on the Run” 5k where I’ll be a buddy runner again. Then I have a couple of weeks off and then a 10 mile race in Wisconsin with my dad. I have to admit, I do thrive on being busy, so the next couple of months will be fun for me.