That is what I get for taking ten days off from running. Side stitches, low miles, and a sore hip. I went to Portland for a short visit to see someone, and didn't run the entire week. While traveling back home on Sunday I felt pretty sick, and couldn't get a run in on Monday (although I woke up, tried, and then gave up). Yesterday was women's day (holla!) and we had no daycare. I took the opportunity to sleep in.
It's March all of a sudden, and the weather is warmer around here. So much so that I wore flip flops yesterday for the first time in about 4 months.
On Saturday, in San Diego, my mom and I went to Costco and I spied something that I had to try. Out of all the gear that's made it's way into the running community, right behind barefoot running (or minimalist shoes) is the popular topic of running skirts for women. I'm not too much of a skirt person in non-running life, so it's never really appealed to me that much. But I saw this skirt at Costco for $9.99 and I thought it was a good enough price to try it out.
(Unfortunately I can't even find a picture of this product on the internet).It is super comfortable and fits nicely, and a nice length. I tried it out a little on my failed run on Monday, and I think it's a little iffy for running in Mexico, but I really do love the fabric and the fit. IF you want to go check it out at Costco (or the Colorado Clothing website), beware that it seems to run big. I was hemming and hawing between a Medium and a Large (and you know you can't try things on in Costco), but I bought a Medium and it fits perfectly. I never buy Mediums in running clothes, so that's a good indicator that this runs big.
Also while in San Diego I picked up the new Black Keys record Brothers, mostly because of their hit song Next Girl. Enjoy.