Sunday, February 10, 2013

Big Girl Pants

A joke with some of my athletes lately has been about putting on your Big Girl Pants... Sometimes I'll write that into their workout descriptions when the session is an especially challenging one. Nalani and I were emailing about the a few weeks back and she looked at her training for the week and commented that she'd be supergluing her big girl pants on for the whole week... which I found funny. Leave it to Nalani to make the best comments about this kind of stuff! :) So anyway, that's been the little BSC inside joke as of late.

I've taken it a step further and actually declared one of my pairs of run shorts to be my Big Girl Shorts. Which is ironic because they are actually the smallest ones I own! I bought these shorts online with a gift certificate from one of my athletes... and when they first arrived I sort of gasped, then came to the conclusion that Lululemon shorts were for skinny runner girls, not cyclists who actually have glute muscles. That is code for I ate too much crap in December and my ass is too big for these shorts.
In good news, I ate less crap trained more in January and now these fit like shorts instead of bootie tights so I gained the courage to wear them. The first time I pulled them out was for what I thought (at the time, oh how perspectives change) was a pretty big/hard fartlek run... something in my head clicked like If I'm going to have the courage to pull off this run then I'll muster the courage to wear these shorts! And it worked! I pulled off the run session without dying and called it a success and from that day forward these became my Big Girl Pants. I'm 4 for 4 with good runs in these shorts now. Batting 100 I think they call that? I pulled them out again for todays track session, and again, success! I definitely impressed a guy at the track... though I don't know if it was the shorts? Toward the end of my session he showed up and asked, "Is it my imagination or have you been running here for two hours?" I hadn't seen him there at the beginning but I just smiled and said "I'm almost done." :) #TeamTBB #trackspecial

I've got a similar story with a swim suit now... Months back I ordered a bunch of splish suits when they were on sale... $25 you can't pass up, right?? But when this one showed up I gasped and thought no way I'm stuffing my body into that thing and going out in public... not even if it's just the local pool where just about everyone is 70+ years old.

But then the weeks passed and the weight started to come off and my swim times started to come down and all of a sudden I had the confidence to show up to the pool in pink sparkles. I decided that I would only pull this one out for key swim sessions, though who am I kidding? Key swim sessions happen at least 3x/week these days so I could wear this suit quite often if that was the only criteria. I will say though, on Friday at the pool, Mark asked me if this suit was magic or something b/c I was swimming so much faster than normal. I replied that it was. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! :) And fwiw, several of the old ladies at the pool told me they loved it. One of them even asked if she could touch it. Not.kidding.

So there you go! Find yourself some Big Girl Pants (or swim suit!) They're magic!

9 comments:

JC said...

That suit is AWESOME - I bet you looked amazing! Love, love, LOVE those shorts. I have (you don't need to know), how many pairs. LOL! BUT they are all in spring, summer, fall weight (not winter weight) size. hehe. Winter is for stretchy spandex and lives treats:) So glad training is going well.

Damie said...

oooohh! I love that! Yes!!! when I am fit and my training clothes fit it is super, duper awesome. I never need to weigh myself to know if my body is happy and ready. go Mama!!!!

thepumpkinsdiary said...

I love my speed shorts! But yes, I have smaller pairs that I can't wear unless I'm a few pounds less. You would probably like the Turbo short since it's a bit longer. :) p.s. THANK YOU for your comment regarding training!

sunnyrunning.com said...

I TOTALLY do this. I figure if I'm going to wear such-and-such then I better run fast. Or I'll look stupid.

Lectie said...

OMG...I WANT THAT SUIT!!!!!!
and
I can't even tell you how many pairs of those lulu shorts I have, it's a little embarrassing...
YAY for big girl pants...you'll need them for sure on Monday!

Kathy Nelson said...

Run Speed Shorts are my FAVE!!!! They keep your diet honest:)

rr said...

I have alwayse believed that good fashion = good training/racing :) Nice job on the workouts!

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