It’s finally here! After what seemed like the coldest and iciest winter I’ve ever experienced, spring is finally turning up! Almost all the snow/ice is melted from my running routes and last Tuesday I officially got to bring out my running shorts.
My favorite running “holiday” (besides the Boston Marathon of course) would have to be the first shorts weather day. It’s the first day that you can COMFORTABLY wear running shorts and not be cold. There’s something so freeing about tossing the spandex away and stepping into shorts.
You get to show off those pale winter legs to the rest of the world. For girls, this also means having to shave on a more regular basis. It’s easy to get away with not shaving when you’re wearing spandex or pants during the winter, but not so easy when it starts to warm up. Also, how is it possible that I still have an awful sock tan? I think I spend too much time outside in my running shoes.
And a watch tan. Oh goodness.
My next race is quickly approaching! I’m running in the Half Marathon Unplugged this Saturday and am hoping to PR. I feel like I’m in pretty good shape, the race course is flat and fast, and the weather looks perfect (63 degrees and partly sunny). It’s the perfect equation for a good race.
Unfortunately I’m not really tapering for the race since my marathon is so close. Plus, a few weeks ago when I hurt my ankle I didn’t get quite as good training in as I wanted. I want to make sure I’m in good form for my marathon since that is my big goal, so I will mostly be training through the race. However, I will definitely be giving it my all! My legs just won’t be as fresh.
Have you had your first shorts run yet?