‘You don’t need those old Grandma shorts’

by CynthiaYockey on August 23, 2012

I think it was in May 2011 that I learned from Ayurveda that walking at sunrise or in the early morning sun was a potent remedy to charge yourself with energy (prana) for the day. Soon after that I learned a scientific explanation: light stops the production of melatonin, the hormone produced at night that causes sleepiness. Since my problem of idiopathic hypersomnia is too much sleepiness and my work as a caregiver and blogger seldom takes me outdoors, I knew I had to try morning walks.

I have to say they are very nearly a miracle cure. In June I upped my game to jogging the entire length of my 5K route. This morning I kicked it up another notch and I’m alternating running and walking.

I’ve stopped to write this post because two neighbors just walked by with their dogs and one called and to me, “You are really thin now. You need to get some running clothes.”

Um, what?

“You need to lose the grandma shorts and get some running clothes,” she explained.

So I asked her to take my photo on the spot to commemorate the moment — what do you think, gentle readers?


After my resistance training at the gym, I stopped by Target for white lilac Tide and spotted the running shorts below for $9.99. I have to admit, wearing them
is an adjustment, plus they highlight that I still have a ways to go, fitness and body composition-wise (more muscle, less fat). Thoughts, gentle readers?


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Peter Davis August 25, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Hoo, boy. Looking good!

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