|Having a picture taken mid-run is|
so glamorous. LOL Credit for this goes
to Herb Wills of Trouble Afoot.
Now, not many people look hip and stylish at the end of a race, and I am definitely not one of them. I look exactly as I should - hot, sweaty, worn out, thirsty, and manically hungry. Not a good look for most people but I give it my all.
And when I see photos of myself in mid-run, I cringe. Not because of negative self-talk or poor body image - because of what I choose to wear! I don't usually get myself all gussied up for a workout, but I think I may need to start trying a little harder for actual races that take place in daylight and have spectators. Maybe something that doesn't have holes. You know that old running mantra, "don't race in new gear?" I need to start doing that.
So I've been doing my half-marathon primping. I consider it a way to build up the anticipation of a race and get psyched. I got some spiffy new running tights for Christmas, my favorite and not-quite-shabby-yet wicking shirt, and maybe this time I'll wear a hat that doesn't already have permanent sweat stains (and smells) on it. That would probably be appreciated by my fellow runners.
I don't have a witty ending to this post. I've been wracking my brain for something cute to say here, but I've got nothing. :) Today my blog just is what it isn't.
Kinda like my exercise fashion sense.