When I came home from a run last week, my three year old was delighted. “Mom , I can see your toes” he squealed, followed by “You should throw those socks in the garbage”. He was right staring up at me was a nicely painted big toenail. It had gone right through my socks. My regular socks (new girly pink ones from Walmart — yes I am penny pinching these days and shopping at Walmart).
Not one to quickly learn a lesson, I went off for my longest run/walk to date on Tuesday and picked up another running tip: don’t wear lace underwear! It chafes. Now understand that I only own about 2 pair of underwear with any kind of lace, but for some reason they were on today
Ahhh… what’s the etiquette for adjusting your underwear while running? How uncomfortable do you have to get before it’s ok to adjust?
I was left with the obvious conclusion: there’s a reason they make sporting equipment and it’s not simply so people look good or so that they have an excuse to do more shopping. At some point, you just need to get practical with the basics: socks, underwear and sports bras.
I have yet to tackle the latter and have opted for a layering system. One thing at a time.