…..chafing thighs! As Lady Gaga sings, “I was born this way” and shorter legs with muscular thighs are what I was graced with. I could have it so much worse! I could have no legs, I could have injured legs….but I have strong legs and, in particular, strong thighs to motor me up the godforsaken hills that make up my running neighborhood. To be honest, I actually don’t mind hills and rather embrace them most of the time. I did avoid one hill this morning, but on a good note, it added an additional mile to my planned route. So I’m feeling pretty full of myself right now.
I headed out this morning for a rolling 6.25 mile run. It’s already very warm, so I got out as early as I could. A combination of a bad night of insomnia and a cranky stomach was not a good precursor to this morning’s running plan. But I grabbed my grape Gatorade, headed out…..
…and had an awesome run! I love when all the cards seem stacked against me and I pull off a decent run anyway. It just goes to show how strong the mind/body connection can be. Some of my splits –
(there’s a .25 in there somewhere and a reminder to me that I really need to mark miles 3 and 4 for future reference)
And did I mention it’s warm today? It was close to 80 degrees when I finished, so although not super fast, I feel great and very happy with this mid-week longer run.
Back to the chafing thighs….
One of my tried and true running necessities is Body Glide. Nothing like it. I get it pretty cheap on nationalrunningcenter.com and my running has left fewer battle scars ever since my recent loyalty to this product. I heart Body Glide – swoon. And no, this isn’t a feeble attempt at getting free Body Glide (though I’ll take it if offered!).
So, in looking at my thighs from a glass-half-full perspective, thanks thighs! Keep up the good work, cuz I’m not moving to flats-ville anytime soon. Bring on the hills and the Body Glide. Match made in heaven.