So now I’m tapering. I think the timing is horrible. It’s starting to get warmer and warmer as the über long days of summer descend upon me. All this sunshine and heat has made me second guess my running wardrobe, which is primarily black and mostly military-grade high density spandex. Have you ever gone for a jog in a wetsuit? Awesome idea- terrible in reality!
The sun also tends to strike most directly on my upper lip. No amount of SPF One Thousand has slowed the inevitable Tan-Stache. Perhaps a bandaid or a sombrero would help. If anyone has found a good running sombrero, I’m all
The aforementioned demise of my best running sunglasses still haunts me. My brief excitement over my Target Juniors quickly diminished when I field tested them. Their vertical lens gradient coupled with my bouncing running face results in a nausea inducing strobe-like effect. LIGHT DARK LIGHT DARK LIGHT DARK LIGHTDARKLIGHTDARK *gulp* LIGHTDARKLIGHTDARK *closes eyes* DARK DARK DARK *falls off trail and into river*.
I’ve always been terrible at stretching and I think the fewer miles/lower frequency runs of this taper business have really highlighted this. During my recent runs, I have foot pain. I have knee pain. I’m worried about these and jealous of my former mile collecting self who was either too dumb to notice these ailments or way too studly to even have them. (Likely the latter).
I know what I need to do. I need to step away from the ice cream and don the free-flowing running muumuu. I need to do some stretching, some lacrosse balling, some foam rolling and some mustache maintenance.
But most of all, I need a sombrero.