Monday, July 14, 2014

Rubbed Wrong

Nike Tempo shorts used to be my go-to workout gear. I had ten pairs in a rainbow of colors, from black to hot pink. I loved them. They didn't ride up and they prevented the dreaded inner thigh chafing, a.k.a. chub rub. So when I started doing the running thing again a few weeks ago, I put on a pair and went for a run. Much to my dismay, however, they didn't perform the way I remembered. Instead, they rode up constantly (step, step, pull down shorts, repeat) and allow my poor (not so little, apparently) thighs to touch and chafe.

At this point, I suppose I could have purchased some Body Glide. That wouldn't have solved riding up issue though. I don't know about anyone else, but having to pull my shorts out of my crotch every other step doesn't make me enjoy my runs. Naturally, this meant I had to go shopping for more exercise clothes. I'll take any excuse that lets me buy more workout gear.

I had recently noticed that there was a crazy prints trend happening in sportswear, but apparently I jumped on the band wagon after everyone else got off. This was the only pair of printed capris I could find:
The cheetah print makes me go faster, right?
I think they're completely adorable, and they make feel a little silly in a fun way when I wear them. Eric thinks they're ridiculous but I think that's his job as my husband. While I was shopping, it seemed that the 80's was making a comeback because all the non-clearance clothes were a wide variety of fluorescent colors. I snagged a more modest pair of dark blue compression capris from the clearance rack though. I reserve the fluorescent colors for the winter time when I'm doing my best moving traffic cone impression.