Last night I wore a running skirt. This is a big deal to me.
I’ve been thinking about wearing one for a few days now. I bought a red and white polka dot Sparkle Skirt for the Disney Princess Half earlier this year so I could dress up as Minnie Mouse.
When I wore it during the race I wore capris under the skirt. Last night I did not.
During the half I wore capris under the skirt because I didn’t want to risk chafing, but also because I wasn’t comfortable showing my legs around so many people. I wear dresses to work all the time, but let’s face it: running skirts tend to be pretty short.
Last night I decided I no longer cared what my legs look like.
Could they be leaner? Sure.
Could they be more muscular? Of course.
Did they get me to the finish line of a marathon? Hell yeah they did!
Since the Princess Half in February I’ve lost 15 (more) pounds. It’s not a lot, but it has made me feel better about myself. Of course I’m still on my journey to get back to a healthy for me weight. Every day I’m one step closer!
Last night I ran a different beach loop than I normally do and guess what? Apparently there is an outdoor gym at the beach! Who knew?!
I ended up doing an easy four miles by the water and finished up with one mile around my hood.
When I synced my Garmin I was treated to a spooky early Halloween surprise!
I think the calories are probably off (how does Garmin calculate them anyway?) but …. dun dun dun! 666! I should have run for another minute!
(Twenty-six feet of elevation gain, I’m hardcore!)
I hope you have some fun plans for tonight or this weekend!
Do you have any free outdoor gyms near you? What kind of workouts do you do there?
– I think you all should come visit me! We can get up early to do some sunrise yoga at the beach, run a few miles along the coast and then use the little outdoor gym! What do you think?