In a clothed race, you typically don't need chafing cream unless you're running more than a 10K. We got up super early to eat, receive coffee intravenously, and put on our skirts and capris for the morning shoot at Delegal Marina, on the southeastern-most point of Skidaway Island. I tried not to gasp as if I were dying, attempting my very best air of nonchalance while running with Coach T. To protect the privacy of racers, most races are conducted in nudist colonies or on other private grounds, away from the prying eyes of the media. And good to be back on a course where I had only ever done 6. Or my entire body after Saturday? After getting back to the house, I showered and noshed on some carrots and hummus before meeting Nicole and Kim at another place on the island to greet the sunset.
There were expansive views of the marshes and many gnats. Yeah baby, I got that gig! And then I finally took a short break of about a week to catch up on things. Mud and a phenomenal film crew to shoot an episode of Coachified! This makes my ninth ultra. Although I was terrified I wouldn't be able to actually do multiple runs up that very long hill to the Balls to the Wall Obstacle, I was pleasantly surprised that I was. Just another day at the nudist resort And speaking of , the race winds itself through the Caliente Resort in Land O' Lakes, Florida, a palm-lined community that looks like any other Sunshine State development: man-made lakes with fountains surrounded by two-story townhomes with screened-in porches.
And they continue on their path, my path. We walked together, all bodies and all shapes. And just when we started to get a lil bit sweaty, it was time for snacks and a light lunch before doing a group workout on the soccer field near the community's clubhouse. Also, I proved to myself that I could still run and be functional during a five hour long thunderstorm. He was so shocked at what he saw that he pulled out his mobile phone and filmed her as she dodged pedestrians and ran past bookmakers, banks and a cash converters, apparently unphased either by her nudity or the passing traffic. That was all in my head of course, because I was going to do what they asked me to do, ponder the sanity of it all silently, and wonder when my legs were finally going to fail. Head for Australia or New Zealand to.
From calves to glutes, lower back to shoulders. But to get back to the point- I am penning most of this post from a not-so-swanky airport hotel in Denver, as I wait for the shuttle to shuttle me back to the airport so I can catch another shuttle to shuttle me and a bunch of other folks to. For a thriving, woman-owned-and-run sports apparel business. Are You Ready to Run Naked? Here it is, in case you forgot! Want to Keep Running Naked? After all, being naked is instinctual, primal and it just feels natural! You know how there's always that one dude at the gym who sounds like he's either having an orgasm or pulling the space shuttle every time he does a set of biceps curls? I run because the sensation of carrying my body over great distances on my own, big, strong legs is powerful. So cool to be involved in such a neat project. I'm so proud of my friends! It's episode 42 and is called What a heady experience it was to talk to the Editor in Chief of Runner's World Magazine! It was very cold and windy.
He moved to a big city and kept up this practice — until his girlfriend told him he looked ridiculous running in nothing but shorts. One of the less muddy areas. Total gain 5500 feet and 15 miles in about 10 hours. First of all, what an honor to get to be part of t he campaign to promote sports apparel on bodies of women like me that are typically not but increasingly so represented in mainstream media. Now, if you've ever run any sort of distance contest, you know the first quarter-mile or so is basically a giant mob where runners crash into each other trying to jockey for position. Let's backtrack to last weekend, when I did back to back long runs --18 trail miles with almost 2700 feet of elevation on Saturday on a trail that was mistakenly labeled as having 350 feet of elevation --yeah, I'm still mad and Sunday with 10 road miles. Most of the time, their muscles, even when hidden, prevent me from falling and hold me steady.
The course is a 5K loop that contains a 1100 foot elevation gain in 1. I've been obsessed lately with Nicole's eclectic and highly interesting mix of folks from all walks of life. Finally, we hung out and shivered in the chilly ocean breeze watching as Nicole frolicked in the cold water with a level of energy that almost nobody could match, and Kim crouched with the wisdom and stability of a meditating Buddha. It took us a long time, but all of us finished and received our coveted headbands. Functional These cookies are required for basic site functionality and are therefore always enabled. The human body is an interesting machine Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of the whole race was observing the anatomy of running. Day 3 This final early morning before heading to the airport was for finishing up odds and ends, back on Skidaway.
People typically think of it as something that's dominated by your legs, but when the person in front of you is naked you see every muscle flex. Running, photos, amazing people, good food, and clothes that I actually wear? I'll tell that story one day. I was exhausted after five hours! Though it may be shocking, racers who have stepped out of their comfort zones to give it a try all seem to give resoundingly positive endorsements. Beautiful, powerful women, with legs. I have had a hard time clearing my mind in getting my ideas out there.
I've been discovering that all I have to do is ask, and it will oblige. Photo by my brother Allen Taylor Jr. Listening to her podcast, I always appreciate her incredible insight and incisive commentary about well, everything. Let's revisit this craziness from Friday. But like running on a bad ankle, I got used to it after about a half-mile. Admittedly, I had a lot of questions before I arrived.