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    Who Needs Reality TV When You Have Shopping for Spandex?

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    Is running really about the right fashions?

    I was thinking of reality television today.  I’m going to work on my very own running reality tv.  But sometimes you can have just too much reality.

    It got me thinking about what has up until now been alluded to.  The  winter running pants disaster.  Not too many people know this story.  And what better place to ruin my reputation than right here on the internet?

    Is running really about the right fashions?
    Is running really about the right fashions?

    You see, I decided that I needed to buy winter running pants.  I had been running in a lovely pair of spandex pants that seemed to do the trick.  But I thought since the Gazelle had the proper running gear that maybe I should invest in a nice pair of winter pants.

    So off I went to the Runners Den.  Where I learned a hard lesson.  Spandex comes in different types.  I had walked in with the idea in mind that I wanted a pair of those nice tighter fitting pants.

    So I told the helpful person that I wanted spandex tights.  I should have known I was in trouble when he took out a few pairs.  And explained how one pair was good for up to -20 and that the next pair was good for up to -50. 

    Things took a definite turn for the worse when he handed me three pairs of pants and told me to go and try them on.  And didn’t ask my size.

    The Gazelle and I looking quite fashionable on our way to the start line.
    The Gazelle and I looking quite fashionable on our way to the start line.

    I thought running was about setting personal goals and acheiving them.  Maybe being fashionable while running is important too.

    Stay tuned for part two tomorrow ….

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    A runner for almost two years, Terry recently had the mildly traumatic experience of trying to find a flattering pair of running pants (“Isn’t running about pushing personal boundaries and just getting out there and moving? Except when you don’t look in the least bit like Paula Radcliffe.”). But although she may have been a bit embarrassed by “helpful handsome guy” at the store, she keeps a great perspective through her running experiences. Pushing through a number of injuries early in her running career, she got right back to training for her next race. “The feeling of elation when I crossed the finish line is unimaginable,” says Terry. Sounds like she’s hooked for good!