Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wednesday What

When I run I rarely wear jewelry. With the exception of small earrings wearing any other jewelry while running becomes an annoyance. I can't stand anything around my neck when I'm running, I feel like I'm being choked so necklaces are a no go. I take the wedding rings off too. My hands swell to a ridiculous size especially in this heat so the rings are off too or I'm cutting off blood supply to my ring finger. No one wants a purple finger ;) Seriously it is so bad that after my 10K I couldn't get my rings back on for nearly an hour post race.

At races and out on runs I see that others wear wedding rings, some only a necklace or earrings, some in full jewelry get-up. I always wonder how wearing these items never bothers them. I would love to be able to wear my wedding rings but it is so not possible!

So if you typically wear jewelry day to day what kind of runner are you? If married do you only wear the wedding rings? Do you have a lucky necklace to wear? Does the jewelry bother you like it does me?

13 comments:

Angela said...

I, like you, do not wear anything exact maybe earrings and then only the diamond studs or something small. My problem with my wedding ring is that it is a little loose and would probably slip off from sweat, so I never wear them. I also wear a necklace, with my daughters names and birthstones, every day but take it off for exercising. I forgot that I had it on last night when I did the 30 Day Shred DVD and it really got on my nerves.

aron said...

necklaces make me CRAZY when i run, but i never take my wedding rings off and always have my earrings in too :)

J said...

I don't really wear jewelry. I have run in little stud earrings and I can handle that. My fingers swell too so I don't know what I am going to do when I get married. Just have to wait and see. I don't wear necklaces so I never wear one while running, much less when not running. But i can imagine it wouldn't be that fun.

lifestudent said...

If I'm training for a race, like "training season", I dont wear my wedding rings for the whole season. I hate wearing them during a run (my issue is opposite, my fingers seem to shrink when I run and my rings spin, clank and fly all over) and hate when I forget to take them off and realize it a few miles into a long run. So technically, I'm "available" during training season. Unfortunately, I havent had any hot male runners proposition me :(

But, I have a necklace I wear all the time. Its short and very light, and goes through everything with me. That reminds me, its probably really nasty and dirty and could use a good cleaning ;)

kilax said...

I also only wear earrings (studs or my running gal earrings) and wonder how so many can run in full get-up! I have a friend who I often see wearing rings. I can't. Like you, my hands swell up.

blissfulrunner said...

I have a necklace with two silver disks - one says "13.1" and the other "Baltimore" (where I ran my first half marathon). It was a gift from a friend and I've worn it just about every day since starting marathon training. I do take off my wedding rings though, more because I'm afraid they're going to go flying or invite some sketchy person to jump me or something - the jewelry itself doesn't really bother me.

MCM Mama said...

I wear my wedding ring and my stud earrings, but that's it. I never take those off. I don't wear my engagement ring though. I have bumps on the back of it to keep the big stone on top (instead of spinning on my finger) and they hurt when my fingers swell from running.

Marlene said...

I'm not a jewelry person at all. IU usually only wear my wedding/engagement rings and I take those off as soon as I get home. I'll throw on my "Run" or "26.2" neclace occasionally. I NEVER run in jewelry.

Jamie said...

I never wear jewelry. I have the same problem as you. It bothers me way too much! I don't know how other people can do it. One time I did forget that I had earrings on when out for a run, just little studs, and they still bothered me. :)

Jeri said...

I have little diamond studs and a 4 leaf clover necklace that I wear 24/7. Recently my chain on my necklace broke, and the replacement is just a little too long b/c it keeps wrapping itself around my iPod headphone cords. SO ANNOYING. I usually tuck the charm into my bra so it doesn't flop around. I feel naked without it! Plus it's my luck. ;)

carpeviam said...

I typically wear my wedding set and often a thick silver band on the middle finger of my right hand. I have worn necklaces before, but they always end up tangled and twisted! I don't know how people wear them without major issues! They wrap around my earphone cords too!

audgepodge said...

I go naked. In terms of jewelry that is. I don't even think I wear earrings.

I know some girls like to wear their Nike tiffany necklaces when they run (or their charm bracelets) and I don't get it. But I get hot easily so I don't like other stuff hanging one me like you.

I don't wear makeup when I run either which I know is funny since I now do makeup.

Like I said, I like to go naked. ;)

Jess said...

I only wear a ring on my runs. It's my kloda ring and I never take it off for anything. It's super flat and doesn't get stuck on stuff...but sometimes when I run my fingers swell and then I can't take it off for a while, but that's not really a problem.