Let me start by saying I’m the least athletic person ever. Sure, I’ve done every sport under the sun for at least a week… but once a ball went whizzing by my head, or I got a sunburn, or I developed a fear for diving in the pool, I was DONE.
Then I started rowing the summer after my freshman year of high school. Except, I wasn’t boated all that much. Little 16 year old Carly was barely 100 pounds and just 5’3″. I did a LOT of running that year.
When I started coxing, my short-lived actual athletic career ended. Until now.
Since coming home for summer, I’ve been running every morning. It’s weird. I would under normal circumstances cringe at the thought of running up the stairs, let alone running a mile… or five!!!
I feel weird now if I don’t run in the morning, don’t run fast enough, or don’t run far enough. I’m totally channeling my inner Bun&Borough. Let me tell you, I’ve NEVER felt better. Sure, I’m exhausted by 9am and my right ankle is killing me and sometimes I limp when I stand up, but I LOVE it.
I’m seriously wondering what’s gotten into me.
I started running for just thirty minutes. I pretty much ran the same course, as I love running down Bayshore! After a week, I decided to measure the distance that 30 minutes was taking me. Surprise! 3 miles, to the brick. I was blown away- as was the rest of my family! Here’s where my personal competitiveness and obsessive personality come in. I’ve been running 5 miles now, and only going up from here. In fact, today I plan on 7.
Obviously, I want to run in style.
I can’t justify spending a lot of money on workout clothes… I mean, I sweat so much in the Florida sun, so what’s the point. I LOVE TARGET!
The best sports bra ever. I’ll take one in every color, please and thank you.
I like my Nike running shorts, but running in little booty shorts, especially for longer runs, is the best… and added motivation.
A recent discovery made by Soccer Mom…. neon tanks. They’re super thin and wick away moisture. I like the high neckline too, because it keeps the sun off my chest!
Who else runs?!