We were SUPPOSED to meet at 7am, which is a far more civilized time for a run on a Saturday morning than 6:30, which is when the track club has been meeting this summer... (just what is it about that 30 minutes that makes it more civilized?). However, I didn't get there until about 7:20. Let's just say I had "technical difficulties" this morning.
Mik, Betty, and Elsie kindly and patiently waited for me to show up.
So...I was a little late in my running outfit for the morning...what of it? Do I need to work on my full-length photo pose? I'm thinking that Tyra would NOT be impressed with this.
This was Betty and Mik's response to my arrival.
ROFLMik told me it was worth the wait.
M THEIR A's O - Literally...apparently Betty and Mik were surprised by the pink compression sock/neon green top combination.
Anyway, I was trying out my new Zenga compression sleeves. I'd been considering trying these for awhile...ever since Stuart at Quadrathon reviewed them a couple of months ago, but its been so darn hot, so I haven't. Luckily, the Santa Ana left on Tuesday afternoon at about 1:45 and Fall arrived in SoCal, which means that its cooler now (although more humid), so I decided to wear them this morning.
I guess the pink and neon green combo was a bit much for Betty, Mik and Elsie because their responses to them were immediate (WTF are you WEARING ALICE???). In truth, by the time I got to the bay I was so stressed about being so late that I'd forgotten I had them on.
My brief review is that these socks are f*cking AWESOME! I ran 6 miles, negative splits until the last full mile (and even then, it wasn't my slowest mile), and afterward?
No pain, not in my foot, not in heel, not in my shins, not in my knee...not anywhere (I feel like I should add a Sam-I-am to the end of that...)
After our run, we went to World Famous for breakfast and mimosas. We had to think for a bit about why we hadn't been there for so long.
Since you've never seen this picture before... *
As we were running, the mens USD crew team was also running (I never mind when the crew team passes me on a run...nice view!) One of the guys was wearing a T-shirt that read: "I live where you go for Spring Break."
* all photos by Elsie today :-)