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The problem with shorts

Is they can ride up and ride down at the same time!

Today was one of those rare warm days when you need your lightest shorts for a run.  I found my favourite pair (there aren’t many I will wear and  I’ve tried lots).  I waited until nearly 6pm for it to cool down before I went out.  I’d missed the opportunity to run or go to BMF this morning, when it was cool because I was waiting for builders who didn’t show.

I’ve  not worn today’s exact running top and shorts combination before.  My experience is a good example of why you should always test out what you plan to wear for a key race!  I spent the first mile or two in an uncomfortable struggle to pull various items of clothing in different directions.

I finally became less aware of moving clothing but then began to worry about the gap between my ridden up top and falling down shorts was exposing too much flesh.  (There’s nothing wrong with exposing midriff in public, but it’s probably best saved for people a tad younger and certainly more sun tanned than me!)  By half way round the Serpentine in the warmth, I’d seen a lot worse and worried less.  On the way home feeling hot and tired, who cares!

Juneathon day 5.   5.7 mile run to and around the Serpentine in the sunshine.