Week of July 15, 2012:
Thursday: Off (out to dinner with the girls)
Friday: Short morning run (20 minutes)
Saturday: Bike commute to work + grocery shopping
Total minutes run this week: 80.
Week of July 22, 2012:
Sunday: Long run! (40 minutes)
I am taking a deep breath and showing you my new running skirt. While I love the skirt (LOVE it!), the photo above is neither focused nor very flattering to me, but whatever. I have never claimed that my belly is photogenic, and here you can see it peeking out. I think it’s entirely possible to be happy with your body and yet not thrilled with every single part. That’s how I feel about my midsection. I have a short torso, and that fact will never, ever change. No amount of dieting, exercise, self-hatred, or denial will alter that aspect of my figure. While I embrace the whole of my appearance, I will always be a little self-conscious about my belly. Maybe some self-consciousness is a good thing—perhaps it keeps us humble?
Anyway, let’s talk about this skirt! I am absolutely in love with it. I found it at Target; it’s the C9 line by Champion. My skirt is a simple black number, with little shorts underneath. Running in it is an absolute joy: the shorts do not ride up at all, and the skirt just floats along with me. Everything stays snug and comfortable, and I think the fabric has some of that sweat-wicking technology too. My skirt was $15 on sale this month at Target, so if you’re interested, I recommend it. I’ve run in it several times too, so my review is a more thorough assessment than a single run.
The sweat-wicking came in handy, as today’s run was done in almost 100% humidity—the overcast sky was sprinkling on me during my run. I chose a new route today, an out-and-back over to Veterans Park, which is the start and end site of the Armadillo Dash every year. It was fun to visit the park where I’ve ended three of my four half-marathons; I have a lot of good memories attached to that place now. My run was a good one, though I’ll confess that it was a hard one too. The humidity was pretty oppressive, and I felt tired about halfway through my 40-minute long run. It wasn’t too hot (by Texas standards, at least), but I was glad to finish it. The walk home was nice, though—a 10-minute stroll accompanied by that post-run happy feeling.
How is your weekend?