Three Things Thursday

1. Amy (http://agiletoes.blogspot.com/) told me about these:

Check these babies out at www.dirtgirlgaiters.com!
I've been looking for gaiters for a while now. With all the trail running and my plan of running a 78K mountain/trail ultramarathon in 2011, I really needed a pair of those. And, yes, I did find several brands that produce trail running specific gaiters. But those are all black. Boring! Not to mention that the gaiters that I found on the internet were pretty pricey.

Imagine my excitement when Amy told me about these! One teeny tiny problem: there are so many great designs on that website! Impossible to pick just one!

2. Slight change of plans for 2011. I originally planned on running several marathons, aiming to PR on all of these and running several trail ultramarathons. Maybe a bit too ambitious. Especially with this bleeping calf strain.
Change of plans:
Swiss Alpine Marathon 78K race pic

I still plan on running all of these races. However, my main priority will be the Swiss Alpine Marathon 78K in July 2011. Every race that takes place in the first half of 2011 will be entered for training purposes only. PRing would be great, but not the main priority. Pfffiewwww. I feel much better just saying that. :)

I truly feel that my body will thank me for this. Not to mention that this approach to 2011's racing schedule will leave me more relaxed and less stressed out.

3. I'm following T's (http://racingwithbabes.blogspot.com/) example: I'm emptying out my closet. Every item that will not be worn in the next 6 months, as well as every item that I am not too crazy about, has to go. Part goes to charity and second hand, but I'm also willing to let everyone around me benefit. So, if you're a size 1 runningskirt and looking for a skirt, check out yesterday's post:


Update: both of the skirts are taken! Thanks! :)



Those gaiters are sweet. I don't think they go with knee highs though. Yay for cleaning out the closet!

misszippy said...

Those are cool! You'll be styling wearing them. And now you have to throw out one more thing in order to bring them into the house, right?

Silly Girl Running said...

@ T: I'll try them with the knee highs. Somehow I always manage to get tiny rocks in my shoe, the knee highs won't stop that. :(

@ MissZippy: Hahaha! Yep, right! :) Debating what will be the next item that I'll post on my blog. ;)

T said...

My dirty girl gaiters have skulls on them :)

Silly Girl Running said...

@ T: Why doesn't that surprise me...at all? ;)

Emz said...

love the dirtgirls.

I want a shirt that says "I'm a dirt girl" love that.

Silly Girl Running said...

@ EMZ: 'I'm a dirt girl!': I like it! Might be an idea for the Punk Rock Racing shop. ;)

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

cute colorful gaiters! Me likey =)

Bonnie said...

Thanks for sharing. I'm doing my first 50K trail run in April. These are alot nicer than the plain black ones.

chris mcpeake said...

got my gaiters there. They are wicked

Bethany + Ryan said...

fun! i have 60's peace and love gaiters, i got them off runningfunky.com. those are really cool, i'll have to check out that site, i wouldn't mind mixin' and matchin' :-)

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Julie: Cute, huh? :)

@ Bonnie: Yay on ultramarathons and triple yay on trail running! :)

@ chris: Wicked: now I really need a pair!

@ Bethany + Ryan: Me neither! :)

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I need gaiters for March! I could have used them in October. Rocks in shoes are no fun!

Love the closet clean out!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

I think you are smart to pick one (or two) to focus on for a PR. It's okay to run some for fun!