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Hi everyone. I only started running back in February of this year and that was on a treadmill. I didn't venture outside until a couple of months later and then it wasn't very often.
Now I do all my runs outside and love it but I have to go to places where it's very quiet or else I get up at 5.30 and run then when there are no people around because I just feel really self conscious about the way I look. I am female, 5'11 and am basically all legs. I look like a struggling giraffe when I run.
I have only just purchased myself a pair of 3/4 running tights and have worn them twice because I just feel that I look so lanky and skinny in them and that people are laughing at me.
I tend to just wear tracksuit bottoms all the time and still wont run around the streets in daylight hours because of how I feel. I would love to just not care what people think and I haven't been heckled...yet, but I know that if I went to more public places I would be.
Any advice on how to get over this? Apologies if this has been asked before but I just wanted to to put my feelings out there too.