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While reading the book run like a mother and train like a mother (review coming soon) I always laughed at the discussion about running without undies. I understand the appeal since it's one less layer of fabric to get a running wedgie from, but I'm an underwear girl, and running sans always seemed rather gross to me. This week I decided to be brave and give it a try on my Thursday easy run. I mean I've tried running with a skort recently and really enjoyed it so why not going commando? Well let me tell you, it wasn't very fun. I was brave and I tried it but honestly it was very uncomfortable. I got a much, much worse wedgie than normal, and honestly a little bit of chaffing. Not exactly my idea of fun. Maybe it's because my body is still doing weird things from having a baby (I won't go into detail but it can take various parts a long time to firm up, bounce back, and stop doing things you don't like) but I found it uncomfortable at best. So I will not be trying it again anytime soon!
My other adventure in runs happened on Saturday when I was heading home from my 14km long run. I was keeping track of the distance because my heel started to twinge around 11.5km, and around 12km things got bad. I headed out pretty early (before 8:45am) to get the distance in, which is fine, but running that far so early means I don't always get to complete my business before I head out. Today was one of those days. So with only 2km to go I suddenly found myself desperately in need of a rest room. I seriously considered running into the bush but I was so close to home and didn't want to have an accident in my pants. I had to keep walking to keep myself from having an accident. Once I hit the road leading to my house I hung on for dear life and booked it home. Lucky for me I not only made it home, but my heal pain never got beyond a twinge so I didn't have to worry about the extreme pain coming back to my foot.
So I have had a very eventful running week. I'm glad I wasn't attacked by any animals but I do hope next week is a little less strange for my runs.