Thursday, March 06, 2008

I need a new running vest

Preferably one that doesn't look like a large navy blue sack of potatoes. (This is from the half marathon last weekend. Yeah, all those people in the background are way way ahead of me, having already completed the turnaround which is about a mile down the road from here).

Actually it's a super-comfortable microfiber cycling vest that comes down low enough in back to keep my big butt warm.

But I always hate my race photos when I wear it, especially cinched in around the floppy vest with a race belt riding up around my ribcage. Very flattering.

Come to think of it, the hair is going to have to go shorter this summer, too. Way too bushy.

OK, some time I'm going to have to get over this tendency to micro-analyze race photos. Just not yet.

7 comments:

LotStreetWiz said...

I think your first step will be to get a running-specific vest. I think anything with a long tail (e.g., for cycling) is going to look bad.

And, FWLIW, I think short hair is the way to go. I keep my hair shorter than Mona likes, but it's much easier for my late-middle-aged-athletic lifestyle. :-)

Fe-lady said...

Really! I am sure the men and women in track and field are worried about how they look in their photos in the magazine...and not that they just got a PR or something like that! (I think you look JUST FINE!)

Ellie Hamilton said...

I don't see anything wrong with it! You don't look like a sack of potatoes, you look fit and quite trim, actually. I'd wear a super-comfortable well-fitting microfiber biking vest for running, if it worked, rather than buy a new one just for running.

Rainmaker said...

Well...the good news is in a few more weeks it won't really matter. It will be too hot for a vest!

Brent Buckner said...

You look *so much better* than all those who were at home on the couch.

jbmmommy said...

I think you look like a runner, which you are. I'm looking forward to cutting my hair short as well.

TriBoomer said...

Awwwwwww... Nancy, you're waaaay too hard on yourself. I think that photo looks good.

Stay tuned...