Hey y'all! I've never been the exercise-consistently type, but I do really enjoy feeling fit and like to keep in shape enough that I can do the tasks at hand. Living on a "farm", I never know if I'm going to need to be able to run after a pig or a cow for a great distance at a moment's notice. So, when a bunch of my friends decided to run the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving, I thought it'd be fun to do it too!
Even though I hadn't gone running for over a month and there were no actual turkeys at the event. :P
I wasn't sure if it was going to be freezing cold or on the warmer side, so I dressed in lots of layers.
Columbia brand short sleeve running shirt
Fresh Apparel hoodie
Puma track jacket
Calvin Klein yoga leggings
Fleece lined leggings
Uja running skirt
Two pair of socks
Rocket Dog boots
It ended up being pretty chilly and I stayed warm enough that I did take off my jacket by the end.
Yeah, I ran in boots. I didn't have a nice pair of tennis shoes (my Champion brand is finally giving out after 6 or 7 years, pity) and I figured I usually am chasing animals wearing boots anyway, so the added weight was a good test of my fitness level. Andddd they were nice and warm.
I've been slowly collecting various exercise outfits from ThredUP this year. I've found that a lot of running skirts are actually long enough for my 5'2" height which is super handy.
We made it though the 5k jogging/ fast walking just fine and have plans to do another run here in a couple weeks. Unfortunately, I've discovered that my right knee has scar tissue from a cow-chasing incident several years ago and the chiropractor says it hyper-extends when I run. So, I'm wondering if any of y'all have experience/advice about hyper-extension? I bought a fancy hinged brace that will hopefully help my muscles strengthen around my knee, but otherwise I'm kind of at a loss for what to do. This is a problem for me whether or not I run. :-/