Day two of my preparation for Saturday’s run and I am taking it easy after yesterday’s 5.3k test run.
Siri: I feel mostly okay, but the fronts of my legs are killing me
Ben: Yeah, that’ll happen
Siri: Maybe I have shin splints. What are shin splints?
Ben: It’s what it sounds like: they are actual splints they put on your legs when you break them.
Siri: No, I’m sure it’s a terrible malady of some kind
Ben: … there isn’t a name for every little thing that happens to hurt occasionally on your body
Siri: [googles shin splints] you SEE?! I was right!
Ben: Hmmm… yeah okay. Maybe you have stress fractures in your shins… after one jog around the block
Other than googling horrible injuries that may befall me, I’ve been preparing for Saturday with some shopping.
Ben was pretty convinced I needed some shorts to run in. I was pretty convinced he was just making an excuse to see me in some tiny shorts, I tend to defer to him in all physical matters. Wait, uh… that came out wrong.
Either way, I had to admit that my heavyweight cotton jogging bottoms which I bought at Pineapple when I was 15 were not the most accommodating running gear, not least because they actually seem to hamper my ability to lift my knees. I took myself off to TK Maxx, but the only shorts in evidence were denim hotpants (also not the one for a 5k run) so I invested in some snazzy new yoga pants instead.
Are they prime running wear? No. Do they have an awesome pink stripe across the bum? Why yes, yes they do!
I spent the evening wearing my coordinated pink and black gym gear, whilst prepping for Saturday with carb-loading and hydrating with an antioxidant-laden beverage (aka knocking back pasta, garlic bread and red wine).
Happy training all!