As you all know I like pink! Not obsessively you understand (though you may think differently!) but it just so happens that most of my running gear, down to my watch, have a flash of pink on them…..ok, maybe sometimes more than a flash like my Ronhill jacket! The reason for my bright pink jacket though is purely practical, to be seen when running in the dark after work. I know, I know, I could have got a high-viz yellow one but it would have clashed with the pink on the tights……
Well now I have just bought a neat little flasing LED light that can attach to the back of the jacket and makes me even more visible. So I tried it out on my Wednesday evening run this week and became so visible that a friend saw me from a bus and rang me later to say I looked "pretty in pink" and how I was "running with a good posture and pace"……I felt over the moon especially when I didn’t think I was running that fast due to nearing the end of the run! If they had seen me running up the hill earlier they would definitely not have said that….. Funny how a little positive comment out of the blue can make you feel so good about yourself…..
Then this morning, I put on some skinny jeans, last worn in the summer and no, before you ask they are NOT pink, they are navy, and though they fitted alright back then they did feel a tad snug round the waist. Today though they fitted like a glove and I am feeling so good about that too!
This running lark may be slowly draining my bank account (and Steve’s and Gayle’s and others here…) but it is also improving my figure, my stamina, my health, my self-esteem and my confidence! Physically and mentally, running is just what the doctor ordered. Just wish I had found it years ago……..
I hope you are all enjoying the pro's of running too, in whatever form it takes in your life.