I ran in a skirt yesterday for the first time this summer. I don't know why I was wearing shorts every time and not skirts. I guess I forgot how much I like running in skirts.
Sunday we rode 32 miles on bike. I think I hit the wall at 27. Those last 5 were not fun. I suppose part of the problem is that I continue to ride only once per week and really need some mid-week rides to get my cycling fitness up to a decent level. The other problem may be that we rode at the HOTTEST part of the day. Next week I have an extra long weekend, hoping for some extra riding to help on both fronts.
Had another good 7 mile run on Saturday. Really looking forward to going 8 this coming weekend. But to balance things out, I had a total failure of a run today. And by failure, I mean I turned around 3/4 mile in and called it quits at 1.5. Energy was low and I was experiencing some pain near my right hip (IT band?). I figured it just wasn't my day. I'm hopeful that Thursday's run will be better.
I seem to be a bug magnet. Even though I live in the desert where there are few mosquitoes, and I put bug spray on before running by the river, I end up with new bites practically every time way more than anyone else that I run with. It's making me crazy! Is there something else I could do to make them leave me alone? [updated to add: I've been told it's probably the sand gnats that are getting me, not mosquitoes.]
I have the worst tan lines ever. Sock lines. Bike shorts lines. Running shorts lines. Running/cycling shirt lines. Cycling glove lines. Eee gads. It's not at all sexy. Please tell me I'm not the only one with this problem!