Moving on: You may have noticed that my posts have grown extra-infrequent over the past couple of months. That's because I like to keep the content centered around my running life, and lately there hasn't been much to say beyond the fact that I've felt weak and slow since running Houston and Austin and the nasty cold I've been fighting hasn't fared well for the running front. In other words, whine, whine, whine, complain, complain, complain. No one wants to read that, right?
I was hoping to get a 10-miler in this weekend and while my legs said "go," my lungs said "no." Attempt #1 turned into six miles and #2 was seven. On top of being sick, I've also been feeling a bit bored and unmotivated about running fast without a goal race on the horizon. Since I won't be racing (much) this summer, I may or may not have convinced Boyfriend to pace me to a half-marathon PR in three weeks. Gulp. So here's hoping I'm back in the long run game by next weekend!
Confession: Until last month, the only time I'd ever set foot in a Lululemon store was when I was a recently graduated, borderline broke New Yorker. I curiously strolled into the Union Square location, flipped over one price tag and walked right out. From then on, I used to silently scoff at the Lulu-clad runners in Central Park. I couldn't imagine dropping more than $50 on one piece of clothing I was going to sweat all over.
Fast forward almost three years later. Boyfriend went and got me these shorts as part of my birthday present and I have to admit that I...love them. Like pretty much every other pair of shorts in the world, they're a little short for my liking (such is life when you've got giraffe legs). But unlike most of my other spandex-y running shorts, they don't ride up to the most unflattering degree in the back. And they have three, count 'em, three pockets!
|This is not my butt. Photo credit: lululemon.com|
The verdict on LL? I'm going to have to take extra-good care of these fancypants shorts, because I'm still not sure I would actually shop there on my own. Although I'll pay ~$30 apiece for my Nikes and Under Armours, my go-to shorts are actually from Old Navy, and I prefer to splurge on my running shoes over clothes.
|Other weekend finds. Old habits die hard.|