Monday, June 6, 2011

Running in Shorts

I'll be honest in that I was worried about running in shorts. The pesky Burn left me with a not so pretty looking leg. There were times that I honestly couldv'e and shouldv'e worn shorts instead of my capris but I was being vain and didn't want anyone really to see my leg. There was one run at the gym in March where I wore my shorts but other than that I've kepy my leg covered.

Last nights 6k run? I wore my shorts.It was hot out and I didn't even think about it at all till I was putting some body glide on. I figured I could head out anyways and see what happens. If it looked worse than I thought then hey I'd probley have a clear path and not have to weave around others(Gotta look for the postives right?). I kept getting looks from mostly guys during my run and in my head I was parnoid that they were WTF happened to her leg thoughts. Then I decided to take a picture this morning and share my leg here. Left leg BTW.

From like 3 feet away

The front up close(everywhere its spotty is where a blister was. Ouch.)

The back and side

Welll.... theres really nothing to see. I mean there is but from a distance its not noticeable. It has to be up close to see the damage. I've since let myself think those guy.... yeah they were total checking me out.


  1. Very brave of you to share this with the world, considering your hesitation about the shorts. It's funny what we get hung up on in our heads, when no one else would really care. Wear those shorts proudly got runner's legs and you worked hard for them!

  2. Awww thanks. I do fully think that since I got the burn in winter and no one could see my legs for the longest time made it worse in my head then it really was.

  3. Ouch! But you're right--you can hardly see it. They were totally checking you out! Check out those legs!

  4. Definitely checking you out. You've got great legs!

    And yeah, the burn, only can see it if you know it's there and you're looking for it.