Actually Too Warm!

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This morning I woke up early and started to work at 5:50 AM. I did this because I wanted to take the time to slip out for a run mid-morning.

It took me a little longer to feel ready to go running than I anticipated, once I got in the middle of some projects. But about 11:00 AM the time had come for me to hit the pavement.

I put on a regular sports bra and then I slipped the Gracie’s Gear short top over that, since the GG top felt a little big when I wore it before. Then on top of that I put a half-zip pullover. And if you must know, I wore capri running tights on the lower half! Today I wanted to try running with my iPhone in the GG top.

(I have a case that I keep my iPhone in usually, just to help make it not so slippery and protect it a little. I call it the… um.. iPhone condom. It is made of a rubbery substance and doesn’t add a lot of bulk to the profile of the phone.)

So the iPhone with the “protective covering” was stuck into the zippered pocket on the front of the GG top. It may have fit a little better without the case, but I didn’t want to run the risk of sweating on the iPhone so the case was absolutely staying on!

Guess what? No bounce at all! (I’m referring to the phone here!) In fact, I was hardly even aware of the phone’s presence. I’m not going to be answering any calls with that snug of a fit, but at least I have my phone on me during the run. Just a little peace of mind, you know? I’m starting to think that maybe I want a long top from them, possibly to wear during the PF Chang’s marathon. Of course, that’s pretty short notice for a decision like that and you’re always supposed to know exactly what you’re wearing during the race by this point, right? Well, I have no clue what I’m wearing.

Oh yeah… my point in telling you about all my layers earlier! It warmed up today, quite a bit compared to what we’ve been experiencing lately. It was about 58° when I went for my run. So the higher temp, combined with moving and the sun hitting my black pullover actually made me feel a little overheated during the run. Crazy… I’ve kind of missed feeling warm on a run!

But that has made me realize that I’m not going to be wearing a long-sleeve shirt and jacket in Arizona like I have been for all of my long runs lately. That has me both excited and a little anxious to figure out what I’m going to wear.

The last race I was to wear my Team In Training shirt, so that was a no-brainer. If the shirt wasn’t so big and awkward, I would consider wearing it again because it has my name on it and having people scream out, “You can do it Jill!” is really motivating.

Maybe I should print my own shirts with my web site on them.!
Some day I will be famous enough that people will try to find me on race courses and that could come in handy. (HA HA HA!)

This post had to go through multiple revisions, since it kept feeling like parts were too suggestive. Or maybe I’m just a pre-teen boy today and have a dirty mind!


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