Today was Day 2 and I had to complete a 3.5 mile run. My time was 32 minutes (can’t remember seconds and deleted from watch.) It was a pretty good run, despite almost being hit by a guy cutting through a parking lot. Oh FYI, don’t eat Indian before you run. I didn’t have any “issues” during the run, but it would have been a different story if I had to go any longer! I know most of you are rolling your eyes (I am too) and don’t kid yourself, I knew it was a bad idea myself, but it’s my kryptonite (especially chicken korma from Surahi).
I must also report that I have my first half-training injury: a blister! It’s nothing compared to some I’ve had but it’s at an awkward place on my ankle – one where I won’t be able to keep a band-aid on it. Therefore, I’ll be buying a new roll of duct-tape tomorrow (tip: if you have a blister in an awkward spot, put a band-aid on it and then duct-tape over it; works like a charm!)
One other thing that bothered me through this run was my shorts – the leg elastics aren’t tight anymore and I had to keep hauling them down (awkward!) Can anyone out there recommend a good pair of shorts? e.g.: flattering, yet effective. I had two pairs of the same Nike shorts for almost ten years and have to lay them to rest due to holes. I have to say, not a HUGE Nike fan, but they were the best darn shorts I’ve ever bought and well-worth the investment. Anyone wearing Lululemon shorts? They worth the million dollars?
Off to get my recovery drink and snack in. Happy trails!
I swear by “Glide” on those hot spots to prevent blisters — worth the extra expense over bandaids and vaseline! And I can’t live without my SkirtSports running skirts — they are worth the million dollars :-). Enjoy your first half — it’s an accomplishment!
Ahh – great tip! I had never heard of it before. Is it something you can pick up anywhere? I actually just picked up my first running skirt, but I have to keep hauling the shorts down. I suspect maybe because it’s a knock-off of SkirtSports? Thank you for taking the time to reply to my post – I love all the tips and encouragement!!!
I pick up the “Glide” at our local running store ~ technically I think it’s called “Body Glide” http://www.bodyglide.com/#/products/anti-chafe — keep up the running and remember to enjoy and just be grateful for the run once in awhile, don’t always worry about the time, that will come . . . Cheers!
Thank you!! =)