And then it was down to just one. Another resolution runner - the only one I would see that morning. They have a way of making themselves known. She was dressed all wrong, but she seemed enthusiastic.
Her obvious mistake, in my opinion, was that she was wearing a big parka. Like, BIG parka. And I was thinking, "oh no, she's gonna get overheated/bogged down and she'll think that's what running is and she'll never come out again".
I do think it's a rather cruel irony that resolution time coincides with the dead of inhospitable winter - for us in the northern hemisphere anyways. People resolve to be more active, go run outside and freeze and hate it, or join a gym and run on a treadmill and hate it.
If only they knew - it's really just another excuse for FASHION!
Wolfgang runs cross-country in the fall and track in the spring for his school. He doesn't do a winter sport, so the track members get together during this "off season" and do training runs together to keep in shape. It's cold and inhospitable outside now. He needed some new compression tights, so he and I went shopping.
And, you know when you have a coupon that says something like "$10 off your next purchase of $50 or more!", so you rationalize buying more stuff so you can ratchet your total up to 50 bucks so you can save the 10 bucks? Yeah, it was like that. Wolfgang's compression tights were on sale, so I checked to see if the women's tights were too. Lo and behold...
If I bought two pairs, I could use my coupon :).
Plus, these compression tights were really really cool looking. OH, they would probably be good performance-wise too...
But they were really really cool looking. Even Wolfgang was jealous that the men's were just solid black.
I got them. I "saved" 10 dollars by getting them, right?? Plus, I consider it my duty to be a fashion and function example to the resolution runners...
if there are any left.