Of angels, devils, bras, and wasps — then again, maybe wasps are the devil! I actually had enough random thoughts to fill up a post for a change.
The angel vs the devil
So my training this cycle has gone, for the most part, quite well. Oh sure, there were struggles because let’s face it, there always will be. But as long as my body holds together the next few weeks, I’m hopeful for a good race.
The angel on my shoulder tells me I’ve worked really hard. I’ve pushed my pace just a little outside my comfort zone and it’s paid off.
And the devil says yeah, but those great tempo runs and speedwork? Totally flat routes. And you know your half isn’t flat. And you know you slow down going up hills.
Do you swell there?
This one just seemed so odd to me I had to throw it out there and see if I’m just a freak of nature.
So I’m running with Darlene from My First 5k & More and we’re chatting. And she says that her bra is tighter after a run — when in fact mine is always really tight when I put it on and it’s much more comfortable after the run.
It’s not like I’m well endowed or anything, either. I’m just barely a B cup.
Please tell me it’s not just me!
And speaking of bras . . .
Bras are, in fact, one of the ways I monitor my weight. All foundation clothes, really.
When they’re tight, I know it’s time to reign back the sweet stuff. Or maybe carbs. Or both.
Dear running shoe designer:
Have you ever had a runner come up to you and say “I really wish you made the toebox narrower?
Quit making narrow toeboxes! I get we all have different feet, but I seriously think this might be the most common complaint about running shoes.
What is it with the wasps this year?
Anyone remember the ginormous wasp nest on the back of our shed that was thankfully inactive?
Well guess what a nice neighbor kindly informed us was dangling from the maple on our front lawn? Another nest just as big and active. How neither of us noticed it is beyond me (and thank goodness they didn’t swarm my husband when he was cutting the lawn).
No wonder wasps have been chasing me inside when I’ve been sitting out back with the dogs (there’s another nest, active this time, near the front of the shed, too. We had someone come yesterday to take care of them).
It’s not that far from the mailbox and it’s been stressful getting the mail, especially since that was the site of a wasp nest a few years back that you couldn’t see and I got stung several times before I realized what was going on.
Not to mention I usually walk right by it with the dogs on our way home (but not now!). It’s like something out of the Hunger Games.
Do you even notice how your bra feels after a run?
What do you wish running shoe designers would do differently?
I’m linking up with Amanda at Running with Spoons for her: