Mandy vs. the Terrible Running Shirt
September 14, 2009 § 1 Comment
Week 1 Update: My Tuesday run was no problem, but to fit the rest of my runs in last week I ended up running after work on Thursday then again at 5:30 a.m. on Friday; then once more on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. in Rocky Point. I probably could have run along the beach in Rocky Point, but decided that I’d probably be safer sticking to the treadmill in the hotel’s workout center. It was a tiring week, but I’m happy I didn’t cancel any of my runs. One week down; 18 to go!
Week 2 Schedule: Tues., 3 miles; Thurs., 3 miles; Fri., 3 miles; Sat. 7 miles (Total: 16 miles)
It often takes learning the hard way, but it’s really important to have comfortable clothes for running. Last week I learned that one of my running shirts does not fall into that category. When I packed my gym bag last Thursday I had no idea that the shirt I chose for my run was going to give me a battle that I could not win…no matter how hard I tried. It wasn’t until I got to the gym and put it on that I realized it clung to me like Saran Wrap. I had purchased a shirt just like it in another color that fits great, so I didn’t try this one on at the store. Big mistake! Since I was already at the gym, I had to suck it up and run in my cocoon-like shirt. I spent the entire three miles trying to keep the shirt from riding up (and taking my shorts with it!). Lesson learned: make sure you try on all your running clothes before you purchase them – even if you already own one just like it!