01 August 2012


bra inserts.

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.


  1. This has been one of the worst summers I can remember. I have been getting up at 4:30 in the morning on most days lately so I can run before it gets too hot (which is getting quite tiresome!). I hope your shins feel better, and I wish you well in your race on Saturday. Take care!

  2. Oh wow, you definitely earned that massage!!

    I really want to try liver!


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