I was too excited!!
For a visit from Santa? Nope!
For a race? Nope!
For a fun solo run in a holiday themed running outfit along the Las Vegas Strip? You guessed it!
I almost wore this outfit earlier in the week, but decided to save it until my run on Christmas morning. I thought it would be a perfect way to spread some holiday cheer.
Mother Nature was both with me and against me.
With me because the temperature was perfect for wearing knee high compression socks with shorts and arm sleeves with a short sleeve shirt.
Against me because of the intense winds.
You know that feeling you get when you're riding a roller coaster and your cheeks are blowing in the wind? That's what it felt like during some of the gusty headwinds.
But when I caught a tailwind. Man, it felt like I was on FIRE! Well, you know what I mean.
In addition to the super windy conditions, I had a lot of skirt issues. The slippery material of my compression shorts kept making my Sparkle Athletic skirt slide up to my waist. I like when it's down on my hips, so it covers more of my bum. :-) After about a mile, I rolled my shorts down so the waistband was more on my hips. That helped a lot!
Of course, then the wind kept blowing my skirt up - which seems more revealing and risque when you're wearing skin tight white compression shorts. lol.
It was still a super fun run with lots of smiles and thumbs ups (and yes, a few weird looks) from the people out and about.
This run was powered by the Get Merry RockMyRun mix. Kind of fun running to some random Christmas music.
I was a little disappointed in the lack of Christmas decorations outside on the Strip. I guess you have to go inside the casinos??
Around mile 4, I saw an older couple taking a picture outside the waterfall at the Wynn. I stopped to see if they wanted a picture together.
Totally made me smile stopping to take a quick pic for them.
And then mile 5 (my final mile) was my fastest - 9'31". Wowza!! Thank you, tailwind. :)
It was a wonderful way to start my Christmas Day!
|Please kindly disregard my headphones cord.|
Hope you all are warm and cozy today and enjoying fun times with family and friends.
Merry Christmas from Enjoying the Course!