I never ran in shorts before. I know this may sound weird but I bought Capri pants instead of shorts when I started running in January for a few reasons. First was because I was fat and didn’t feel the need to have any more skin than need be exposed to the world. Second was due to the fact that my thighs rubbed together when I walked let alone run and I didn’t need to be pulling shorts out of my lady parts over and over again. If you ever had to do that – you know this is not a fun thing to do and definitely not a fun thing to do when you’re trying to look like you’re not doing it. So Capri running pants it was. I love them. I have never had any problems with them and they stay in place with no riding or chaffing.
This pic was from my first run but I always wear the same kind of capri pants. You get the idea.
Well today we went to the store and totally hit the jackpot on the clearance rack for running shorts. These shorts were marked down to 21.98 and then on clearance for another 50% off. So I figured it was the perfect time to get a few pair and try them out. They are not the best of colors but hey for 10 bucks I will not complain.
As I am standing there picking through the clearance rack I came across a running skirt. D was standing at another rack a little ways away. I grabbed the skirt and hollered over to D “Look a skirt. Think I should get a running skirt babe?” Then I hear “Oh yes you should definitely get it” from someone on the other side of the rack I was looking through. There was another lady looking at the rack and heard my question to D. The lady then says “We may be runners but we can still look sexy. This one is a nice short length as well. You will really like running in a skirt.”. LOL I told her I think I will get one. She said she was getting one as well and told me the Nike ones run a bit small so to make sure I tried it on. Okay cool, thanks for the advice lady! D thought it was a hilarious conversation the lady and I had. I rather enjoyed it and appreciated her experience with a running skirt. So I also bought an awesome running skirt! I’m so excited to try this one out. Also on clearance – 20 bucks!
So tonight I tried out my new running shorts. I was a bit hesitant but I figured what the hell. I did put some body glide on my thighs just in case. Then I headed out for my run. I knew in a matter of minutes that I was not a fan of running shorts. They started to ride up and I was so grateful for the glide I had applied before I left. You see although I have lost weight and my thighs are smaller they still rub together while I run. I thought it wouldn’t be so bad and it really wasn’t the end of the world and I think I could probably get use to running in the shorts but tonight just was not that night.
I also noticed that I was soaked by the time I got home so I am not sure if the shorts kept me any cooler than the Capri pants do. Every inch of my shirt was soaked – expect for the place of my sports bra. I thought that was funny.
But seriously – please tell me I am not the only one who sweats like this. I mean really, look at this! It’s totally gross. I literally rang out the sweat out of my headband. Aren’t I a sexy beast!! LOL
What do you think of running shorts? What is your preferred running gear?