Day number 1 was Saturday when the temperature wasn't too hot, but the humidity was through the roof. Ah, midwest living! I actually started out in a shirt, but half way through took it off.
Day number 2 was today when it was over 80 degrees and without the wind, I thought I was running in a volcano field.
Why am I running in a sports bra? Maybe to get a tan? Maybe because I have a rockin' new body thanks to coach? Maybe I don't want to do a lot of laundry this summer? Or, maybe because as a 31 year old I should start feeling comfortable in my own skin and be pushing myself beyond my limits maybe I can achieve that?
I don't notice if I get a whole bunch of stares when I run but I definitely noticed today. Probably because I wasn't exactly feeling comfortable with showing my belly. Lots of dudes giving me the thumbs up, but my favorite was when this women gave me a dirty look. I'm guessing she was probably a little jealous of my physique or maybe it was the glare off my incredibly white belly that was causing one eye to squint. :)
My favorite part of the run today has nothing to do with my uncomfortableness. (Is that a word?) Since I stopped running with partners I have taken a liking to running with my iPod, but to rid the bad tan lines, I haven't been running with it for the last week or so. So today it was just me and my thoughts on an interval run. Not a good combination. I kept hearing this chinging, like a dog running with me with a chain around it's neck. I heard it for miles. And then I figured it out. My running shorts I was wearing are weird and have the key pocket in the back, you know, against my butt. I was carrying our extra key which has a safety pin attached to it. Yes I thought I was being followed by a dog when really my butt was chinging. Nice!
This was my last hard workout of the week. There's a race to be run this weekend!