As I was running at 10K tempo pace on a trail towards the sunset yesterday, the bottom almost dropped out. My stomach, which had been been rumbling and roiling, lurched ominously.
I kept going, but as soon as I finished my 5:00 interval, I stopped. It was track workout night, but we ran on the trails yesterday, so we were all spread out. Nobody around me. Very peaceful and quiet, a good thing if you're about to lose your lunch. Or worse.
Note to self: Don't drink coffee, eat chocolate-covered pretzels and, oh yes, a seafood-salad sandwich a half-hour before a speed workout again.
Skirt news: I ordered a runningskirts.com skirt last week with some trepidation. Not sure if I would look good in a skirt that seems to require you to be long and leggy. Which I am not. And I already love my New Balance skirt.
But wanted to see what the fuss was all about with the skirt that Susan and Mark ran in. I got it in the mail last night and just tried it on. I ordered a size small, since I normally wear a 2 in pants and skirts.
Hmmm. Very cute. But it is SHORT, people. Micro-mini short. And I'm not sure if it fits correctly. While not tight, it is extremely form-fitting. Or am I just being overly modest and old-fashioned?
I was going to post photos of me running in this skirt, but now I'm not sure. The fashion police may collar me and haul me down to the station. I'm going to show Jeanne and ask what she thinks ...
Skirt story: I'm writing a story on running skirts and the controvery surrounding them for the Washington Running Report, a local magazine on running in metro D.C. I'm scheduled to interview the folks at New Balance and Brooks in the next few days.
And I want to hear from you out there in the blogosphere about what you think. On the record. So you'll find out who I really am, and I, you.