Monday, August 1, 2011

Weekend Epiphany!

I'm a little late to the party...I decided to start training for the Maui 1/2 Marathon on the flight home from Wyoming.  Silly Runner's World magazine, with the 1/2 mary training plan!  As I got on the treadmill on Saturday for "3 miles, EZ" I did a little math and realized that it had been 4 weeks without any appreciable running.  Vacations will do that to you.

Despite the lack of miles, my two runs over the weekend were OK and I feel pretty good today even though my hamstrings are a little tight.  But that's not the best part!

I had Epiphany Part I at about mile 3.5 of Sunday's 5 mile run.  It was at that moment that I realized that I was not wearing "approved" running shorts.  It was hot, and in the interest of staying cool I threw on a shorter pair of shorts.  (**WARNING** : this next part may be just a little TMI!)  Shorts that expose my each other...and cause them declare warfare on each other until they are both red and angry from chafing.  UGH.

Epiphany Part II?  There was no chafing!  It was wonderful!  This is a milestone to be marked because I never thought I would get there again.  Anyone who has had to analyze every piece of their running wardrobe to ensure this uncomfortable phenomenon does not occur can appreciate this.  Now I can wear whatever I want and be comfortable, at least for certain shorter distances.

A milestone to be sure.


  1. Congrats on the milestone! I used to have chaffing issues on my thighs too.

  2. Hah! I fell for that training plan on a flight too. I'm now signed up for my first HM in October. Personally, I dream of the day I will not chafe...I don't think it's possible for me though. Congrats, that is a great milestone!