Here's the deal. How I look REALLY matters to me!
I really want to put my best foot forward all of the time, in terms of my appearance. I cover my legs when I don't have a tan. I have a modest swimsuit that tries to hide my "fish-belly white" mid-section. I highlight my hair to cover the grey, and I try to stay in fashion in regards to the size and style of my eye-glasses! You get the picture. Perhaps you are the same way! ;-)
I say that to say this: My looks really matter to me EXCEPT when I am running!
In fact, what I look like doesn't even cross my mind while I am running. I guess that I am so busy concentrating on how much time I have left, what my heart rate is, what song is on the MP3 player, what my next blog post will cover, how grateful I am to be able to run and what a joy it is to be doing something good for my body and spirit that I don't have time to wonder if I look cool or even coordinated! It's very liberating and very unlike the natural me. And I love it!
I run like nobody's watching. I run for joy!