01 August 2012
Those are not random scraps of fabric from a sewing project, they're the bra inserts from my running shirt that I cut out. Why? They're useless. Even though I'm not a very big person, running solely in these shirts felt like once bounce away from needing surgery when I hit 30. When I wore a sports bra underneath, I felt like I couldn't breathe because the double layer was very tight. I meant to do this a long time ago...
So, I think running two days in a row might have been too much. I had some shin pain after Sunday's run that has since almost disappeared, though I'm going to be a little more cautious for the time being. I was expecting a bad run yesterday because of the shin pain but was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't very bothersome. What bothered me more is my breathing -- I just can't seem to breathe at all when it's hot. I'm working on pushing through it and seeing how far I get.
Remember the race I'm running on Saturday? Yeah... Earlier weather forecasts showed highs of 87 and lows of 67, clear skies, not too bad. I shouldn't have a problem running around 70-80°, though. The humidity might make it rough. We'll see.
What I'm looking forward to the most is the post race massage! No matter how well I self-massage my calf, it never feels as good as when someone else does it. I cannot wait.
Also, I'm going to attempt to run in the morning tomorrow. I've been saying this for a while now and it never happens.