Jeff’s Daily Post – 10 strong miles in my short shorts!
It’s funny how much my running gear has changed over the last year and a half. I wrote a post earlier about my shoes and my other gear was just as bad. When I started running I was wearing old sweat pants, cotton t-shirts, cheap socks and an old Timex watch. I soon found out (with some prodding from Tamara) that the right gear really does make a difference. It is amazing how much good socks, good shoes and actual running pants/shorts and tops make a difference. It not only makes you feel good but it makes you look good too! I have purchased more than a few nice Nike running outfits for my races. When I run on the treadmill I only run in shorts (no shirt). It is much more comfortable for me and one less thing I have to wash. I’ve been running in old running shorts from Target that I have purchased over the years but as I sweat they have been getting heavy so I broke down and bought some runners short shorts! These things are not very expensive but I wore them for the first time today and they felt great. I doubt they will make an appearance at a race (I like my shorts a little longer) but who knows. All I know is that thanks to my short shorts and Garth Brooks on the iPod, I ran a strong 10.29 miles this morning. Have a great day!