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Don't get chicked on the trail

Since it was slightly chilly today I decided to go for a run, plus because I got a great bike ride in on Monday and took a rest day on Tuesday, so a run was well needed. After contemplating what side of Humboldt Park, I would run on, I said the hell with it and drove up to Palmer Square in Logan Square neighborhood which is another peaceful place I love to run and it is shaded!

The weather was nice today, it was 59° but felt very cool.

As for the run, it actually felt good, however, I had to dumb my pace down by three minutes because I had a outfit malfunction which ended up being my capri tights sliding down due to them not having a drawstring. I managed to get through the run, but the earlier part was rough because I literally kept holding on so that they would not fall down. After the adjustments to my pace, I had no more worries of my tights sliding down. And I made it a goal to not get chicked by these two older women on the trail, which added fun because they had a similar pace as me. Probably would have enjoyed passing a younger, fit guy like myself. They were no more than 300 meters behind me, but they pushed me to go further and in the end, I clocked 7-miles to kick off my training for Detroit Marathon. I will take it, but these tights will be worn for walking, not running, hehe.

  1. Longsleeve shirt by Reebok
  2. Waist pack
  3. Capri tights by ‘Ōiwi

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Written by Thomas Gouard

Im a military veteran; a full-time college student, and a fitness addict. Fueled by inspiration; God's word; endorphins and laughter!


  1. I love humour in your story. The tights for walking, not running!!!! Hahaha! I think I have similar tights 🙂 They are black, look like leather leggings and have a nice zip in front. They never sit on one place! They go down!!!!!

    • Lol, and it made me consider taking a look at bottoms before I wear them. My summer project will most likely be to weed through them and make some of them pajamas, lol.

      I enjoy sharing stories like this for my workouts because it makes it interesting. I’m working on sharing my inner thoughts because there are times that I have funny things floating in my head that I fail to share. I run into some funny characters while out. I promise to capture some on video this summer.

    • Hehe, I have another writing floating around about almost “getting chicked”. I am sure that I have many more to share in time, since I am starting my training up. : )

      It was very embarrassing, but I’m sure others probably weren’t even paying me any attention.

  2. Thanks, Doc. Have you been to this park?

    If only the tights had a drawstring I could of went harder, but in the end I went beyond mileage what I wanted to accomplish.

  3. I could care less what the outfit looks like when it involves working out ; )

    Most of the time I wear awkward colors when I’m either running or biking. Thanks for dropping in.

    • I have some creative ideas to share once it warms up. I’m visualizing pictures on my bike, similar to the outdoor picture featured with key sights in Chicago in the background.