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August 21, 2012Posted by on
OK. After a few posts dealing with bras and boobs, hopefully I am back to normal (but I have never been normal). I posted about my first 10K race earlier. I am excited about that and also a little nervous. What do I wear? Funny, I am nervous about what to wear to a race. As some know, I run early in the morning before, the sun wakes up. So, my clothes do not really matter. No one can see me and I wanted feel more like a runner so, I have been donning spandex or compression shorts. I would never wear these in public. With these on there is no way of hiding what I don’t have if you get the visual. On top of this, it might be a little chilly at the start of the race (you know things happen in the cold) another negative. However, I have kind of grown to like the support these shorts offer. So, I guess I am asking for some help. Do guys wear spandex shorts at races? Should I swallow what little (hehe) pride I have and wear them because they are comfy and I have been training in them? Should I not look the part as a runner and put basketball shorts over the compression shorts?
Now onto some more exciting news. One of my early, early goals was to run some races. Well it has taken me nine months to get one scheduled. I want to run some races with other people. Sometimes running solo is boring. Not so much the running part but the driving to and from the races and talking about the interesting stuff that happened during the race. For instance when I ran my Half Marathon, I didn’t have anyone to share my experience of running passed the lines of people at the port-o-potties and into the woods to relieve myself. You would have been amazed at everyone I met while in the woods. I guess many of us, men and women, didn’t want to wait in line. I digress, sorry. Anyway, my wife says to me are you going to run the Wine at the Line race with me. Unknown to me she was invited by some of her girlfriends. I told her that I wanted to but I thought it was just the girls. She had told them that I wanted to run that race and they open the invite to me. Supposedly, I am to be their driver. I am in. My plan run fast, drink fast before they get back and then watch them get drink on crushed fermented grapes. Another friend of hers wants us to do the Drumstick Dash on Thanksgiving. No runs for half of the year and now three over the next three months. I am excited. Now the only drawback to this is that we need to find someone to watch our kids. As long as we find a babysitter, I will not have to run solo. I get to run with my wife. See I told you this is exciting.
Sorry for the long winded post with out pictures(BOO!). And please help me out with any suggestions on the shorts thing I mentioned way above.
July 30, 2012Posted by on
I have been slacking on my posts. Nothing exciting is happening. So, I will try to make this a quickie. My tomato plants are growing like crazy. I will try to get a picture of them. Some are over 7 feet tall. A storm usually knocks my tall ones down but, we haven’t had any storms or rain for that matter. I have been busy making salsa from all of my tomatoes and peppers. I think I average about a gallon every 4 days. On Saturday, I went on a run with my wife. I am a sap but, it was really awesome to run with her. We actually planned to run a 10K coming up. My plans never plan out. Our kids’ 1st soccer and football games are on the same day. We hope to be able to run some together. She doesn’t want to slow me down but, I don’t mind. I like running with her. It’s a leisure run with a lopsided conversation…I am the only one talking. She probably hates it. I did finally get my compression shorts (spandex shorts, whatever they call them now). I haven’t tried them on a run but they are comfy. So comfy, I bought a few more to wear as underwear. I have a pair on now. I can feel it wicking away the moisture and keeping me dry as I type. Hehe…I know too much info.