Saturday, 29 September 2007

I've been shopping again...

I first tried this skirt on (from SkirtSports - I love this company!) a few months ago - and decided that although I really liked it, I needed something for a triathlon, and this wouldn't work. I decided to go to Runner's Roost yesterday to see if by some insane chance they would still have it - and there it was! And it was on sale!

I ran 8 miles in it this morning and it really was wonderful. It has two pockets on the legs - and they work great for my car key and a gel. Since they are on the leg, they don't add bulk to the waist area and I really appreciate that! And the color is a bright kelly green - the picture doesn't really show the true color.

I went to a nearby park and ran round and round the 1.4 mile course. Although it was boring, and there were more people around than I like - it was nice because it is a few hundred feet less in altitude (@5555 ft.), and there are no hills.

14 days until my half-marathon. I wish I could have done something about my speed. But when I look at my heart rate data, I can see that I am really working to do what I am doing. I feel like a "real runner" after I take off my running shoes. When I tell mere mortals that "I am tapering - I only ran 8 miles this morning" - they seem to think I am a runner! Funny that!

12 comments:

ws said...

seriously, I need to send you my credit card so you can shop for me and I'll do some more running for you. I only own black compression shorts for running - that way I don't have to make a decision. You've always got fun outfits and matching hats!

Enjoy your taper - is that even possible?

Joe said...

Once you register for a race, you ARE a runner!!! And a stylish one!!!

Enjoy the taper!!!

Randy said...

Yes Mary you are a Runner!!! Don't kid yourself, you get out and train and enter races and most importantly finish them....those mere mortals either haven't gotten out of bed yet or haven't gotten off the couch or the recliner, except maybe to go to the frig for another cold one...you are so much more....don't forget it....stern look!!!

ws said...

re: my workout yesterday - the 26 miles in 1:40 were biking...today, same time different sport - 12 miles running in 1:40.

Marcy said...

Mary one of these days, you , Lisa (Java), and I need to go shopping for cute outfits together. You ladies know how to shop ;-)

Jess said...

Ohhhhh! I like the skirt!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Love the skirt. I really really really really need to get a running skirt (or two or three).

You ARE a runner. There is nothing ONLY about 8 miles. You ROCK!!

Pokey said...

I just ordered my first running skirt this week! Hope it's as cute as yours! :)

J~mom said...

Cute, cute, cute skirt!!! You have the best taste in running gear! You and I could do some serious damage at a running store together. :>)

Wes said...

YOu definitely are a runner! Nice skirt :-)

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

You...shopping...say it ain't so. ;-)

I do like that color.

Randy said...

Didn't you have a post that included a phone photo of a sunrise? What happened to it?

Let those positive vibes start to really kick in for yourself....you can do this marathon, you can finish, you will have a GREAT time!!!