This and That (And WHY Do Running Shorts Cost So Damn Much?!)
Good news: I ended up getting in another 2.5 miles last night (after cutting my morning run super short).
After taking a SIX hour nap (can sleeping for that long even be called a nap?!) I headed to the gym with Adam to run on the treadmill.
As usual Cecil took his duty as Security Cat really seriously and kept a close eye on me as I napped.
Alright so, six hours is a ridiculous amount of time to sleep on a beautiful Saturday but I really needed it. The last two weeks I’ve barely been getting any sleep at all. I lay in bed for hours before falling asleep and then I wake up shortly after that wide awake.
In case you were wondering, there are no good Facebook or Twitter updates to read at 3am because everyone is sleeping.
I really have no idea what’s been causing this odd sleeping pattern but I guess it all caught up to me today.
Anyway, I was excited to hit the treadmill because I bought new running shorts Friday night and needed a nice short, easy run to try them out on.
I normally run in capris and love them a lot. However, after getting caught in the rain last weekend I decided I needed to try out some light weight shorts. The capris are great but they weighed about 500lbs after the rain.
I’ve been hesitant to try shorts because I’m terrified of chafing on my inner thighs. I can’t remember when the last time I chaffed there was, but I do remember that every time it has happened it has been painful.
So, when I picked up my shorts last night I also picked up a stick of Body Glide. (Please excuse the huge pile of cat hair in the background. My cat is shedding like crazy).
Tonight was the first time I’ve ever used Body Glide. I was worried that it wouldn’t work but that was an unwarranted fear because it worked perfectly!
Running in shorts = success!
That being said, I don’t know how often I’ll be running in shorts due to their extremely high cost!
I mean, $40 for a pair of super light weight shorts is a little much, no?
… Even if they do have an adorable little pocket for storing energy gels…
I know running clothes and shoes aren’t ever really cheap but I was expecting the shorts to be closer to the $25 range. I guess I was dreaming!
I’m thinking about trying some of those spandexy running tights for winter – thoughts? Yes/No?