|Dressed for my 15 mile mixed-surface run this morning: windy and 28 degrees...|
This coming into geekhood is not a BFO (blinding flash of the obvious), yet rather a slow unveiling of the truth. Most runners, I expect, are like myself and are delighfuly unaware until something makes you think about it. I thought about it after seeing myself in the mirror just before getting into the pool.
|Dressed in a typical swim outfit...|
|Me post run this morning...looking freakishly like the above photo!|
|This is a photo of "optimal clothing" for cold weather running...very styin'...yet I balk|
I am a geek because I would sweat to a puddle and my hands would freeze in less than 10 minutes if I wore the girl's outfit. During a hilly loop training run in the winter, I seek to minimize my sweat...and therefore an unable to create such an outfit! Always I wear gloves and overmitts and often with handwarmers in between!
|Clothing drying, headlamp, reflective vest, foam roller, stretch rope, hydration gear...|
|My desk, 40 minutes post run today...no doctoring to photos, really!|
|Need I say more?|
|Drawers full of nutrition and sports medicine gear...|
|A draw full of handwarmers...thanks to a very generous Christmas stocking!|
|No the scratching post is not for my 2005 WS 100 Cougar...yet Mama Grey shares floor space with the sculpture!|
|Pottery awards sitting on the wine rack in the dining room...|
|Magazines on the bathroom shelf.|
4:40am is a time of day I know well, and 10pm is a late night.
The only time I watch TV, (and even then it's the Home and Garden Network) is when I am on the treadmill or elliptical at the gym.
I think I love being a geek!
As almost 1 full month of 2012 has passed, I am ever-grateful with being able to run and be active and to sweat and learn and explore!
I wonder how many other folks are happy to practice "geeking"-and what is most geeky? (For me t the compression socks/sleeves totally get the points!)
Geeking attire for this morning's run: Mtn Hardwear Beanie, Native sunglasses, Mtn Hardwear Malina tank , Team USA Nike Capris, Sugoi Compression socks, Montrail Rogue Racer, Mtn Hardwear Momentum Glove, homemade overmitts, Mtn Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Anorak, Nathan Elite 1 Waist Pack. 4th generation shuffle and 2 hours of tunes!
Next up for me: A training weekend in Greensboro 2/11& 2/12-Groundhog Gallop Half Trail Marathon and St. Valentines Day Massacre Marathon.