Here in South Georgia, it has been a rainy day which equals a day of being lazy (for most part). I had intentions of getting up early to meet a running group in town, however, I turned my alarm off and slept in! Ended up rolling out of bed at 5:30am and got on the treadmill. Since I ran a long run yesterday, today I only had 4.5 miles on the books. It really was just an easy run. I did some stretching afterwards.
After knocking out a run on the treadmill, I decided I would take my best shot at making a pumpkin pie! I have to say, even though I am not a fan of pumpkin pie..... (a friend of mine and I decided it has to be a texture thing).... the pie actually looked delicious! I was kinda impressed with myself. My husband and son gave a 2 thumbs up!!! I even gave it a try, and I must say, it was delicious!!! So much so, that I had 2 pieces!!!! uh oh!!! LOL! :D
As I was laying on the couch, my son pushed up a TV tray and loaded it with a checker board and set the pieces in order to play. He learned to play this week, and it seems that he does not tire of the game!!!! It has been a checkers marathon in our house on the rainy day!!! LOL! :D
Ok, with this rainy day and all...... while running on the treadmill, I started to think about girl runner problems..... yes, when I don't run with music on the treadmill, these are the things I think about....LOL... Anyway, I decided to list 10 things that are only "girl runner" problems. Men just don't have to worry and think of these things.... no fair! LOL! And I warn you, somethings might be a little TMI (too much information), but in the end, they are the TRUTH!!! HA! HA!
1- BEING ON MONTHLY PERIOD! Ok, this is not fair with running and life in general.... lol... but really, like we don't have enough to carry on a run, we have to then think about carrying pads and tampons!!! And, not only worry about carrying them, but concealing them as well!!! Then there are the cramps and headache!!! Periods are bad with just a regular run, but much worse during an actual race!
2- NEEDING TO USE THE RESTROOM! Ok, yes there are port-a-potties at race events, but sometimes, there are LONG lines!!!! I mean guys never worry about this.... seriously, guys can simply walk to a bush and pee without needing to pull down their shorts. A girl? Not so much! I mean we have to squat and pull our shorts down. There is no way to pee without being obvious. I have a gas station that I always stop by on the way to meet the local runners to run.... and in case I have to go again, there are bathrooms in a local park and at a local college. But at a race? This can be a whole different scenario!!! For instance, at a disney race where there were like 24,000 runners, the lines at the port-a-potties were soooooooo LONG! I saw girls running in the bushes!! It was 15 minutes to start of race! No way would I have been able to make it with the length of the lines!!!!! The more I stood there, the more I was tempted to go in the bushes!!!! And then decision was made, it was absolutely necessary due to time constraints!!! I found a girl to hold my stuff and there I was squatting in the bushes! UGH!! Never would I have thought! The embarrassing thing?!?!?! As I stood in my corral waiting to run, a girl tapped on my shoulder and asked if she could pull the burs off my back!!!! LOL! I laugh now, but I wanted to run away at that moment!!! LOL!
3- SPORT BRA ISSUES! Ok, for one thing, it is so hard to find a great fitting sports bra! One that keeps things in place and is comfortable!! These things are tight.... and they need to be! But the worse part? Trying to remove a sports bra after sweating profusely! I sometimes feel like I am in a wrestling match!!!! Guys will never understand! ***sigh***
4- Shaving legs! Must have done night before or the upper thighs seem to rub more on clothing.... very uncomfortable on fresh shaved legs! Sometimes I think it would be better to wax legs instead, but then I think about how you have to grow the hair out in order to wax.... oh, I wouldn't be able to stand it!!! Not to mention the pain of waxing! OUCH!!!
5- MAKE UP ISSUES! Ok, NO! I do not put on make up to run!!! But, when I run at lunch, I have make up on that I applied prior to going to work. Well, then you run at lunch and sweat! Make up looks "Cakey"..... but, time is so limited anyway, there is no way to wash entire face and reapply. So, there you are blotting face and trying to smooth out with powder. Good thing, only have the second half of the day to deal with the cakey look.
6- HAIR!!!! Guys usually have short hair. They can jump in for a quick rinse off, wet hair and in seconds looks like they never ran! Girls? We sweat and our hair is usually longer! I have cut major inches off my hair to make it a little more easier to deal with..... it was in the middle of my back, but now just above the shoulders! But that is beside the point... all I have to say is THANK GOODNESS for dry shampoo!!! This is a life saver and time saver! Literally, you spray in to the hair, brush, and the hair looks fresh!!! Whoever came up with dry shampoo was a genius ! And I am grateful!
7-TOE NAILS! Okay, girls can't afford to have toenails turn black or worse yet, fall off! Especially in summer when girls are sporting cute sandals and ope toed shoes! I guess you can paint over a black toenail, but paint toe in an area where a toenail use to be? Seems like that would look very odd! Guys, don't have this problem. I mean, who looks at guys toenails?
8- RUNNING WITH NO SHIRT! Guys do this all the time! Yes, I understand it is so they do no chafe. But in the dead heat of summer, how nice it must be not to have to wear a shirt? But, I guess us girls do have cute tank tops and they are much cooler than a regular shirt! So, I will just deal!
9- SPITTING/SNOT ROCKETS! Guys can spit and shoot snot rockets and no one blinks an eye. A girl spits and all eyes are on her! I am definitely a spitter..... I hate it, but at times, I just have to! No it isn't girly like, but sometimes you just can't help it! Now, the snot rocket? I can't do it! Haven't gotten that skill, so I just carry tissue with me...... one more thing to carry! HA!
10- TAN LINES! This is usually a spring/summer thing. But guys can get "runner" tan lines and it isn't noticeable. I mean when they wear their short sleeve shirts and shorts, the tan lines are where the running clothes fit! For girls, we get these weird lines on our shoulders, ankles, and chest/back. Wearing clothing of summer like tank tops, sun dresses, sandals..... all weird "runner" tan lines are visible.
And there you have it!!! Runner girl problems!!! LOL! Gotta laugh, right?!?
Gotta run! UNTIL LATER..............
***** Any runner girl problems not listed? Do tell!
**** Like pumpkin pie? Or not so much?
*****Are Rainy days lazy for you?