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.
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?