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!
Greetings from Wisconsin, where the skeeters are the size of birds. Try taking a B-Complex (vitamin), makes you less tasty. Has always worked for me here.ReplyDelete
What bug spray are you using? Stay away for the botanical or natural sprays, they're really not affective. DEET is the gold standard, with permethrin (only spray it on clothing) a close second.ReplyDelete
My tan lines are bordering on ridiculous. I am wearing a 70 sunscreen to make sure I am doing what I can to be sun safe but I still have very dark shoulder and a white back and pure white feet and ankles that look dirty.ReplyDelete
I take great pains to avoid the dreaded biker girl tan lines! I have sunscreen (the spray) in my bike bag and make sure I apply it liberally before I ride.ReplyDelete
Add that midweek ride. You'll be happy you did!
I have some interesting tan lines from my knee high compression socks and running shorts. Ha!ReplyDelete
Running skirts are the best.ReplyDelete
I have some ridiculous tan lines going: garmin line, capris line, shorts line, tank top line, other tank top line....ReplyDelete
You are not alone with weird tan lines, I just keep telling myself it's the proof I'm a runner :)ReplyDelete
I never really thought about it, but I have sock lines too. Perhaps we should take up running naked!ReplyDelete
running/fitness tans are the best though! i love a good sock tan line and sports bra (tank top...) tan line :)ReplyDelete
i should remember that biking tip myself... i whine that i'm slow yet i only ride a handful of times all year! lol. need to ride more!