Within a short time of being around me, it is easy to identity me as having a Type A personality. This translates into my attitude towards work and life, as well as running.
As a consequence, I am really particular about my shoes, hair and clothes while running. Not in that they need to look a certain way, but rather they must be ‘correct’. By this I mean shoes must be tight, but not too tight, hair must be tied up and pinned back from my face (and not resting on my neck) and my clothes need to fit just right.
Post-holiday season my running gear has been feeling a bit uncomfortable, but I refuse to buy anything else just yet. I’m even avoiding the wonderful summer sales! Buying some Body Glide from Triathletes Corner in St Heliers has helped my arms at least, but I know this should hopefully be resolved soon as I kick up the training a notch for Coatesville.
My aversion to certain items of my clothing are causing me a bit of challenge when it comes to post work exercise. As my running shorts are just not right at the moment, and my tights are too hot, I’m rocking my short tights. Usually I love these, and will happily wear them for events, at netball and while running on the weekend, but changing at work and leaving the office in them is a bit weird. Bumping into various senior staff while wearing them (both before and training) = even weirder. As much as I love summer, I’m looking forward to reduced embarrassment as it gets cooler!