When I read the topic for this week's Take It and Run Thursday, my running skirts instantly came to mind. I own one pair of running shorts, and my husband would probably say they are the ugliest item in my closet. He is not a fan of the shorts. So of course he is the only lucky person who sees me in them because they are my in-case-everything-else-is-dirty-and-I-am-running-on-the-treadmill shorts. That being said, I have one pair of running pants that were previously yoga pants, and they only come out on really cold winter days. And I mean really cold! Otherwise, you will find me in a running skirt. I have one skirt with compression shorts underneath and the others have briefs; I prefer the briefs. I have my favorite shoes, my favorite brand of socks, and a few shirts that stand out among the others, but the one thing I "Gotta Have" is a running skirt!
After two lame, pathetic, lackluster weeks of running, I woke up excited to run yesterday. And today, I wore my running clothes all morning in anticipation of my nap time run today. Even in spite of sore glutes and tired quads from getting in some P90X Core Synergistics last night, I couldn't wait to get moving on Millie. I am a planner. Today I had a plan to get my run in while my girls slept, and my day was organized accordingly. I am also a creature of habit. The first thing I do when I roll out of bed every single day is make my bed and my girls' beds. If I do something else first, it throws off the entire morning. I am a creature of habit when it comes to my running routines as well. There are a few things that differ depending on whether I am running on Millie or outside, whether my girls are asleep or not, and whether or not they are joining me in the jogger. Yet, no matter when, where, how far or with whom I run, some things are always the same. My hair goes into a pony