Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Runner tested....Mom approved

I have been on a mad hunt for the perfect running skirt. It has been about 8 years since I have worn shorts to run in. I just can't do it....I actually don't even wear regular, everyday shorts! Let's just say I don't necessarily have runners' legs. If runners' legs are illustrated by let's say Kara Goucher, my legs would marvel the likes of say Jason Varitek! This is a self imposed problem due to the fact that I was a catcher for 13 years and weight trained to prevent injury. I have always had bigger legs that are usually really strong. A good thing if you are squatting twice your body weight. Not so good if you are shopping for jeans or running in shorts. The friction could really start a fire! I spend more time digging my inseam out of God knows where and less time on running.

Well my rocking running buddy Jill gave me the heads up on wearing compression shorts under a running skirt. I tried it today on my run and I LOVE it!!! Once I got by the fact that my legs were showing I realized that I was much cooler! They show a little bit under the skirt but it is worth it. My husband actually asked me if I had to wrap my leg for some reason when I got home! Hee hee! Any other suggestions for girls with tree trunk legs?

On another note I have been rocking it with dinners this week so far...yeah I know it's only Tuesday but I am just saying! A little too much snaking though and I need to work on that this week.

My running question for you all is about fueling during a run. On Sunday I had a great run but my stomach was a mess for about 2 hours later because I didn't eat or drink during the run. My good friend Michelle gave me some pointers. What do you all use during your long runs and how often? I know I need to do something but not sure what. When I ran Boston I used sport jelly beans but I can't stand the sight of them now!

Still loving running in this beautiful weather every morning!!! Not looking forward to next week's back to school for many reasons but one being a possible end to morning runs.


  1. For longer runs I love using NUUN for fluids and Hammer Gels. I wasn't one for gels at first and tried pretty much everthing. Luckily, I found these products which I really like and work for me. It did take me a while to not gag on the gels!! Good luck.

  2. I think you are def right about better eating when working... there's a positive!! Tofu I put in the blender and pureed, added some water and added it to oats and fruit