I have some strange goals

While I might have made my old goal time for a mile, I still have a few things I want to accomplish this summer. When I started running again last summer, my only stated goal was to be comfortable running outdoors in a sports bra. Is this a ridiculous goal? Absolutely. It's the kind that my academic background would scold me for. It's not really measurable and has no definition. Sure, I'll know when I actually do it, but until then it is sort of whishy-whashy. 

How cute is this Revolve Stunner Bra from Athleta? It'd be perfect for running on hot, summer days. 

How cute is this Revolve Stunner Bra from Athleta? It'd be perfect for running on hot, summer days. 

I can't tell you when that will be. It's totally a body image issue. I don't have a goal weight (I'm very happy where I currently am) or a defined measure of when that comfort will come. I just know that it has to be something I am comfortable doing. 

I know it's ridiculous. Of course, I never need to be able to run in just a sports bra (you know, and some shorts). It's a weird thing because I can't meet that goal in December (or, I could, but really, REALLY don't want to). So the time to achieve it this year is slowly coming to a close. So what the hell is holding me back?

Well, in addition to the just general nervousness, my skin decided to betray me. In short, I have something called Pityriasis Rosea. It's a totally benign, yet annoying, skin condition where I have these weird circle and oval marks across my torso. They don't itch (though they do in some people), but are just there. Apparently if I wait 3-6 months, they will go away on their own and I'll probably never have it again. However, it makes me slightly more self-conscious than I already am. 

So I am trying to get the courage to go out, weird skin and all, for a quick run in just my shorts and a sports bra. I'm hoping that I find it in me sometime before the summer ends. These 80-90F days are perfect for this sort of thing. 

Do you run in just a sports bra?