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Random Thoughts about 26 Miles and A Review

Posted May 24 2011 12:00am

Last Friday, I finished the Joggermom Marathon with another 4 miles under my fuel belt, a total of 26.4 miles with an extra 0.2 of a mile because I’m an overachiever.  Yeah, that’s how I roll.

4 Miles

Time 45:30

Ave Pace 11:22

Max Pace 8:39

I still need to record all the miles on my excel spreadsheet to qualify for any of the prizes, but at least I remembered to have hubbie snap a photo of me in my Joggermom Marathon race bib and if you notice, I’m proudly wearing my finisher’s medal in my sidebar.

Sunday morning, I went for a post-apocalypse 6 mile run in my new Wilson La Divine Capri PantsWhy not? After all the Wilson pants match my Fila top so nicely.

According to Wilson:

“The Wilson La Davine Capri Pant is a compression fit Capri that is lightweight, breathable, and flattering. The premium technical fabric and design allow for maximum moisture wicking and comfort. The Capri has versatile functionality whether training in the gym, playing on the tennis court, or just out and about running errands.”

Given that it felt hotter than hell Sunday morning, I worried about my choice of running apparel and overheating.  However, the light-weight, dry-wick design kept me cool and they were COMFORTABLE, which next to overheating is crucial and the pants built-in SPF 30 protection is also critical in the hot Florida sun.  As another added bonus, the size small capri pants fit true to size and its mesh gusset at the crotch prevented  an unsightly situation from occuring .

These Wilson Capri pants have nifty inverted pockets which are handy for holding tennis balls, although I couldn’t find any tennis balls to test the durability of the pockets.  I tried tucking my MP3 player in the pockets but the player felt as though it would slip out, so I stashed it in the pocket of my Fila top.

About 3 miles into my 6 mile Sunday run, I stumbled upon a small Strawberry Shortcake doll lying on the sidewalk that I knew my little Emmalynn would love, so I grabbed the doll as a surprise for her.  I carried it for a few paces, until my sweaty hand began smelling of strawberries.  Then I remembered about the pockets.  Would the pocket keep Strawberry safe and secure?  Her head was pretty bulgy and round like a tennis ball.

Sure enough, Strawberry Shortcake stayed tucked in there!

The real bonus was my pants would smell like strawberries, which smells a whole lot better than sweat.  But neither the strawberry smell nor sweaty stench lasted long due to the pants mesh weave design to minimize odor. And for that, I’m grateful.

Although I was very pleased with my new Wilson Capri Pants, I wish I could say the same about my 6 miles.

6 miles

1:08:40

Ave Pace 11:05

Max Pace 8:46

To view and locate a pair of Wilson La Divine Capri Pants or other Wilson Tennis Apparel in your area, visit http://www.wilson.com/en-us/tennis/apparel/  .

*Proudly submitted to  Stacy Uncorked , because when I blog about my training, it’s usually pretty random.*


Stacy

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