cheapness ingenuity made them into a more fashionable and comfortable running garment. They're like Jennifer Beal’s stylishly chopped-up sweatshirt in Flashdance, only these are couture for the lower half of the body.
I’m waiting til I get to the states (less than a month left, baby!) to purchase more running gear, including some shorts. Ladies, do you have any recommendations for shorts that won’t ride up? I don’t want to spend the majority of my runs pulling at my crotch. Sends the wrong message, if you know what I mean.
Anyway, I got in my two runs this weekend, 3.5 miles on Saturday and 7.7 on Sunday. Because I was curious, I weighed myself before and after my Sunday LSD. I lost 3.5 pounds in the space of an hour and a half. Damn! Too bad that was just water weight, soon regained with a pub lunch later than afternoon and a get-together at a friend’s that night. Meh, things could be worse.
Besides rocking my ‘new’ shorts, I also took the opportunity to try out a sports drink during my LSD. I grabbed a Lucozade from the store on Friday, but didn’t realize til Sunday morning that the blasted thing was carbonated. Poop. Oh well, I tried it anyway. To put it mildly, I wasn’t enamored of it. Not only did I end up with a tummy full of bubbles (Do Not Want!), but it also didn’t taste very good. Previously I had tried the Lucozade powder and found that to be lacking as well. I’m giving them one more non-carbonated chance before I give up entirely. I’d much rather drink some Gatorade, but besides being provided some at the end of the
Another thing I can’t get my greedy little hands on in this country—Bodyglide. The boob chafage continues and it’s neither fun nor pretty. I checked Boots, a chemist, two sports stores and the new running shop and no one has any. Smartass that I am, I asked the clerk at the running shop if Brits just don’t chafe. She laughed and recommended Vaseline. So, I went to Boots to get some Vaseline. Do they have normal Vaseline? No, of course not. I had to get Vaseline Body Butter. WTF? I feel like I’m preparing myself to be the main course at a cannibal’s banquet. It’s quite unsettling.
Well, I hope the rest of you had a fabulous weekend. Here’s to another Monday morning. (groan)