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Running Wardrobe Malfunctions – they happen

I had 5 miles on the schedule tonight, and Jonah had the evening off from work so I was able to run with my favorite running buddy – YAY! I like running with him because it makes me push the pace a little, which I think is good every once in while.

So off we went for a 5 miler, and right around mile .36 (yes I remember looking at my Garmin) I knew I was in for some running skirt troubles. I wore one of my older, less “runner friendly”, skirts on this run. Aka it doesn’t have leg grippies and no way to tighten the waist band. So i had two issues going on – my little shorts underneath were riding up (creating the dreaded chafe) and the skirt part was falling down off my waist – thank god my thighs are huge and kept it up.

Exhibit A:

champion running skirt

this was a super cheap Champion sale item from Target – I guess you pay for what you get sometimes :P

So for about .5 miles I was trying to pull down/pull up my skirt and Jonah was having a good laugh – and finally I just gave up and just rolled with it and had probably the most uncomfortable and distracted run ever. BUT I ended up having a decent run considering it was just suppose to be an easy day after my Yasso 400s. As you can see that first mile was slower – tends to happen when you’re running while trying to adjust one’s skirt. The last mile was 8:32.

garmin 5 mile splits

Lesson learned: wardrobe malfunctions happen to runners all the time. We have disgusting feet, we chafe, we get boob sweat, and our running skirts sometimes just don’t want to stay in place – BUT what we need to remember is that if we can get past the uncomfort and embarrassment, we might just end up having an amazing run/race. Also, in the future I will probably never wear a running skirt without the leg grippies.

What made this run end on a great note was that when I got home and checked the mail, these were waiting for me!

pro compression socks

I had to try them on immediately of course.

PC Marathon socks

Pro Compression Marathon Socks…and my small collection of Newtons in the background

I’ve only ever worn my Zensah compression sleeves, so I’m new to this full sock thing. But so far just chilling around the house, they feel AMAZING. I like how tight they are and I really like the feeling of compression on my arches and ankles – this could be a winner folks. I’m going to take them for a test run and then possibly race in them for my 10K this weekend. I’ll let you know how the tester goes.

Have a great Thursday everyone – just think, tomorrow is FRIDAY :)


Worst running wardrobe malfunction? 

lets talk compression – full socks or sleeves? Favorite brand?

funfitgirl’s friday fav five

…whoa that’s a lot of F’s!! (FFGFFF) So I’m going to try doing the whole “favorite things Friday  style blog posts – bear with me, here we go…

1. Newton Running customer support
I cannot say enough how much I love Newton Running – both their shoes and business. About a month ago I got the Newton Gravity and recently noticed that I’ve been getting pain in my arches when I run in them further than about 4 miles. I popped onto their website and had a great and totally helpful chat with Liz from Newton customer support. I was concerned I needed a shoe with more arch support (I’ve never had this problem with my Terra Momentum) and was wondering if she would advice getting a shoe insert or possibly trying another model to be my road runners. The answer Liz gave was superb – she didn’t try to sell me anything new – and instead she sent me a whole bunch of videos about how to strengthen and stretch my feet so that running in a shoe with a smaller heel-to-toe drop doesn’t hurt. She assured me that over time by gradually increasing my mileage in the Gravity shoes my feet would become stronger. Kuddos to Newton Running for having a customer support team who knows their stuff!

2. Being able to run in the evenings and not die from the 100 degree weather
Thank you fall for finally showing your face in Denver and giving me the option to run while the sun is actually up.

3. weekend long runs with my fav running buddy followed by brunch
long runs are so much easier to look forward to when you know you’ll have your favorite running buddy by your side AND some delicious brunch waiting for you at the end.

4. butternut squash soup
it just screams cozy fall dinner to me

butternut squash

5. fall scented candles and “fall-ifying” my apartment
yes, I just coined the term “fall-ify” – it means to make something fall-festivity. I’ll bust out the pumpkin spice and caramel apple delight candles, cozy blankets and a candy jar full of CANDY CORN.


I hope everyone has a good start to the weekend. Race weekend or long run?

Favorite fall food? How do you fall-ify?

rain boot worthy long runs & pumpkin pie

here’s my weekend in short bursts of words and pictures of everything I ate.

Saturday: morning run with my Luna Chix. 4m at pace. It was very humid. I got gross. We all went for coffee after, sat outside in our grossness, and had an in-depth analysis of each other’s accents (very few of us are “Colorado natives”). kidding, we just spent an hour laughing at each other. we probably looked insane. love my ladies.

My first attempt at GF and dairy free pumpkin pie…I figured if I start experimenting now, I’ll have it perfected by Thanksgiving.

GF Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie

Jonah and I spent the evening discussing foreign politics and the meaning of life – in other words we watched “The Emperor’s New Groove” and ate half the pie.

Sunday: long run Sunday FUNday, RUNday! 9 miles on the menu. I dragged Jonah out of bed bright (well it was actually dark still) and early to run with me. Why would I torture him on a Sunday morning this way? Because he’s my favorite running buddy – he keeps me on pace, motivates me and we always have an enjoyable conversation while running…all in all he’s just a pleasant person to run with. He makes me enjoy running more.

I have to admit, I felt a little guilty dragging him along on this run because it dumped rain on us, but I really like running with my boy and the promise of stopping for brunch at Toast after was enough to convince him to come. I would have taken pictures because it was a new trail for us, but the rain made that a hazard for my phone’s life. Seriously, we probably should have been running in our rain boats.

Changing into dry clothes and eating this made it all better though:

Chai infused and apple topped GF french toast

Chai infused and apple topped GF french toast

This is what we came home to Sunday after brunch…have a little hail.

hail on our porchMonday: stretch and strength on the menu. I waited until after work to do it, which was a bad plan because I’m always kinda hungry and tired after work. Instead of eating the other half of the pie before my warm up run, I tried some of these (they were in a swag bag for a race a while ago):

sport beansThey did the trick. I’m trying out some new mid-run fuels as well…Sunday I had a GU espresso love gel. The flavor was pretty good and it definitely helped me pick it up for the end of my run, but the gel textures kinda gross me out.


Have you make a GF and dairy free pie before? recipe/ tips?

What’s your go-to fuel for running? Candy corn and jelly beans? Gels? Waffles? Please share! I’d love some input and ideas to try :)

Who’s your favorite running buddy and why?