Thursday, May 28, 2009
Best Running Shorts + Wild West Relay!
A few of you were wondering about what shorts I wear, since I claimed they are the best for running because they don't chafe...well they don't and they are simply fab. The only problem is, they are hard to find.
I bought my first pair of the Hind P.E. Short at Dick's a few years ago, and then found more online at RunningWarehouse.com. Unfortunately, that site doesn't carry them anymore. Sometimes I luck up and find them at race expos, for some reason they are ALWAYS at expos.
They are short and light weight, perfect for running in the humid & hot summers of Charleston. They also come in a bunch of colors!
They're not fancy, and they're pretty inexpensive. If you want to try them out, I found a few online here: (but after looking more closely, they all only carry L and XL...I wear a M.)
Dick's Sporting Goods $31.99
Joe's Sports $14.97
Sierra Trading Post $6.99!!
I couldn't find any more online that were in S or M, if you guys do, let me know. Sorry for the tease, but check out the picture and then when you're at the next race expo, pick up a pair!
Last night I ran the bridge with Shannon, who lives in Charleston and is also running the Wild West Relay on our Dangerous Dozen team! We had a nice run, chatting and getting to know each other. I love meeting people in real life from blog land :) I don't know my time or splits, my Garmin was doing something REALLY weird. Basically it kept switching screens and chirping like, every 30 seconds. It was quite annoying to say the least. When I got home it was working fine, so maybe it was just the heat? ;)
But total I think I ran about 5.5-5.8 miles.
It was rough, I'm not gonna lie. I haven't ran the bridge in probably a month, it was hot, and let's face it, I've been slacking lately. But I think I'm slowly getting back into the running groove.
If you haven't been reading long enough, in August I will be flying out to Colorado to participate in a 200 mile overnight relay with 11 other runners!
The idea all started when I found the Bourbon Chase Relay in Kentucky through Twitter. I started looking around to see who might want to run it with me, and after week or so I decided that maybe we should do a race that wasn't in it's inaugural year. Plus, I had never been to Colorado :)
Abby shared with me a link for a relay in Vermont, which is the sister race to the Wild West Relay I ultimately decided on. Bobbi has been helping me organize, and the rest is that! I will post more later on about this, but that's the bare bones story about how it came to be. I am pumped about it, and had a great time running with Shannon yesterday. I'm looking forward to meeting the rest of our WWR team and kicking some ass in Colorado!