Monday, April 27, 2009

My shorts stink!

I got back into running after my daughter was born and was overweight at the time. So, I have always worn either pants or capris to run in. I am finally within about 6 pounds of being out of the overweight category and thought that I would give shorts a try. My legs are finally looking decent enough that I am comfortable being in shorts.

So...I found a really cute pair of Adidas shorts at TJ Maxx and a cute matching tank top. I planned a 3 miler in the neighborhood this evening. I got dressed in my new cute outfit and headed out the door.

Almost as soon as I started running, the shorts started riding up in the front in the crotch area. I started pulling down at them with ever step that I took...it was AWFUL! I headed back home, changed into workout capris and headed back out.

What's a girl to do? Should I just stick with the capris? They are a stretchy black material and fit well and are comfortable. But, in the 90 degree weather we have been having, it would have been nice to be wearing something cooler. I am considering a running skirt....anyone out there have one? Any problems with it when running??

13 comments:

robison52 said...

I've read the posts from "Negative Split.blogspot" and she swears by running skirts...maybe you should give the running skirt a try.

Marianne said...

heya Sarah - I have the same problem, can't wear normal running shorts cause they ride up. Then they'll cause a lot of chaffing! Use compression shorts alone or under regular shorts. The running skirts are great too! Plus more flattering! They cave compression shorts under them too. I know REI sells compression shorts and Maybe Dicks or Sports Authority does too, but don't know for sure.

ShutUpandRun said...

I say try some different shorts. Maybe those just didn't fit right. I'm sure you looked cute, though :)

Heather said...

You should definitely try a skirt. Athleta has some really cute ones, and I like their stuff a lot. I think they even have some on their sale site now . . .

Sherri said...

that's so annoying!! It's hard to find a good pair. Sometimes if you wear a spandex tight short they don't ride up. I don't know.

Mabry's gamma said...

Sarah,

Sorry, no idea, you know me, I don't RUN!

Cheri

joyRuN said...

My fave shorts do that :(

I just tried my first running skirt today. I need to BodyGlide my chubrub though cuz I got major inner thigh chafeage!

Ah well. At least I look cute ;)

Carly said...

I had the same problem with running skirts riding up. I found found a pair of shorts that work well....they are duo layer, the first being a compression short with a boy short over them. No ride up and they are flattering. I think they are champion brand.

greentigress said...

Hi Sarah, i wear compression shorts and never had a problem with them riding up
congrats on the weight loss! i will be out of overweight in about 6 lbs!!!

Diana said...

Hey Sarah - I wear the compression shorts under 'regular' running shorts for the very same reason. Also, prevents thigh chafing. I just recently purchased Under Armor - I think they call them 'heat wear' compression shorts. They come in various inseam lengths (I got the 4 inch inseam) and I like them very much. They are a lighter weight fabric then the Moving Comfort brand that I've worn for the past year. Cost me $24. The shorts I bought were Under Armor as well..again 'heat wear' 'training' shorts, meaning no mesh pantie inside. Don't really need that with the compression shorts underneath..one less layer. Cost of those was $24 as well.

WendyBird said...

I'm way behind on blog reading, but wanted to say I have the same problem and agree with the ladies that wear compression or bike shorts under regular shorts and running skirts. I ran with just my running skirt yesterday and my thighs are now a chaffed mess! You know what I weigh and my BMI from the forum competition and I definitely have a problem with this. My dream is to have thighs that don't touch, LOL

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