19 January 2009

night run, good. double take, bad.

I hadn't been planning this, but tonight I did my three mile run outside. It was about 23 degrees, which is cold, but I wasn't actually cold. Proper layering and my new wind stopper tights were keys to keeping warm. I've missed running outside. When I do 3 miles on the track at the gym, it seems like such a chore. Tonight's run outside was great, the time just flew by. Oh, streets around my house, how I've missed you! It may not become a regular thing until the weather warms up a little more, but it's definitely on the table when I don't feel like tangling with all the New Year's Resolution Gym-Joiners right after work.

Completely different subject. After my run, I cleaned up and threw on some leggings, a mini jean skirt, sweater, tall suede boots and one of my North Face jackets so I could run to the store for a few food items to get me through the week. I'm the first to admit that the skirt is short, but I totally got a second look from a woman who was definitely older than me, but not old-old. Who knows what she was really thinking, for all I know, it could have been "cute outfit," but the look on her face was more, "girl, what are you wearing?" It wasn't like I was wearing only my underwear, looked like a streetwalker or a hobo, so come on! I could have just wore the leggings and called it good, but the skirt actually covered my ass. I stand by my outfit choice, but could have done without the lady's "WTF?" double take. 

Whatever. 

Local news anchor Suzanne Geha was also at the store tonight and she didn't do a double take, so it's unlikely I'll make the 11:00 p.m. local news! 

2 comments:

Anita Prins said...

Your beautiful! Who wouldn't take a double take? I know I would've eyed you. And I've only kissed a girl to ban a boy stalker at the bar.

k said...

Sorry to have stalked you on Michigan Ave. last night. I realized later that waving furiously while wearing mittens probably made me look like a mad woman.