So, my camel toe and I went for a run today.
I am trying to decide what to wear for my marathon next Sunday and today, I wore some new compression capris. These are the pair that I got:
When I pulled them out of the package, I was taken aback by the size. They seemed really, really small – but then I guess they couldn’t ‘compress’ if they were my actual size. They’ve got this stiff feeling material that makes cris-crosses (is that a word?) above and below the knee. This stuff is supposed to help stabilize my knee and support my muscles and joints. Hmm…
My other objective for today’s run was to actually run outside on the real street. I’ve been running on the treadmill for the past week while we suffer through the Arctic Vortex and it’s aftermath. It was SOOO cold and miserable here last week.
After the cold weather passed, the streets were still clogged with snow piled everywhere and there was still ice on the sidewalks. I just didn’t feel it was worth the possible injury to run outside, so I hit the gym.
I put the pants on and they were so tight around my stomach and waist I wasn’t sure I would be able to run in them. My legs felt fine. The tights are very tight and I was aware of the stiff material while I was running but it didn’t bother me too much. I had a little bit of a camel toe, though. Oh, well.
I ran 6 miles around Forest Park and the pants did fine. Or rather, I did fine in the pants. I didn’t have any chafing, they didn’t start falling down, I could live with the tightness around my stomach and I felt pretty comfortable in them. I’m going to run a couple more times in them but I think I have a winner!
So, I just need to nail down a bra, shirt, jacket and socks. I am wearing my newest pair of shoes. They’ve got around 50 miles on them, so I think they’re broken in enough. I wonder if I should take an old pair with me just in case.
It’s 7 days til my marathon. Woo Hoo!