Just had to share with all of you a post-grad, one month update! Since graduating Oct. 4, we have went on to run 2 - organized 5K's plus continue to run a night or two through the week. This last 5K run was a very cold Fall morning so we debated on how to stay warm but not get overheated. I needed a new pair of sweats, so we did one of my favorite activities...WE WENT SHOPPING! After trying on several pairs of women's running pants, sweats etc. I was getting totally frustrated and I know Steve was looking forward to making it home for a beer. Either no pockets, not long enough, too long, fabric weight etc... we ventured over to the men's dept. for Steve to look at a pair of compression pants lined for warmth. On a fluke, I decided to try some on...well long story short, they fit me better then any of the other stuff I tried!! On a man they are designed to come up mid-calf, but on me they fit perfectly right above the ankle. So, race morning arrived and I was sporting my long sleeved, hot pink running shirt and my "hot" compression tights with a pair of shorts over the top! Now I know why you guys run faster/jump higher! I will never, ever go back to running in sweats again! I will be investing in compression shorts/capri's when the weather warms. I like how they fit snug against the body and help free up my movement plus they look cool...I looked like most of the other runners! Hopefully, some of our stores will get in a stock of the women's active-wear, if not, I'm shopping in the men's department! I also learned to remove my jacket prior to the run even if it is cold out. I hadn't even made it to the 1 mile mark and I was peeling it off! Ahhhh... the joys of learning as new runner!!! Gayle
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