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The problem with shorts


Is they can ride up and ride down at the same time!

Today was one of those rare warm days when you need your lightest shorts for a run.  I found my favourite pair (there aren’t many I will wear and  I’ve tried lots).  I waited until nearly 6pm for it to cool down before I went out.  I’d missed the opportunity to run or go to BMF this morning, when it was cool because I was waiting for builders who didn’t show.

I’ve  not worn today’s exact running top and shorts combination before.  My experience is a good example of why you should always test out what you plan to wear for a key race!  I spent the first mile or two in an uncomfortable struggle to pull various items of clothing in different directions.

I finally became less aware of moving clothing but then began to worry about the gap between my ridden up top and falling down shorts was exposing too much flesh.  (There’s nothing wrong with exposing midriff in public, but it’s probably best saved for people a tad younger and certainly more sun tanned than me!)  By half way round the Serpentine in the warmth, I’d seen a lot worse and worried less.  On the way home feeling hot and tired, who cares!

Juneathon day 5.   5.7 mile run to and around the Serpentine in the sunshine.

Author: fairweatherrunner

West London fair weather runner, British Military Fitness fan, mother of teenage sons and drinker of wine. Sometimes found on the Isle of Wight.

9 thoughts on “The problem with shorts

  1. I’ve started to hate most of my shorts, I’ve got two pairs left I love – what do I do when they wear out!?!

  2. Grrrr about the no- show builders, and yay! about the fair weather run.

  3. I wonder how much of it was in your head?

  4. The problem I find with shorts is that they are short-it’s all in the name

  5. Know exactly how you feel about being self-conscious around moving clothing…am always pulling up shorts and down tops 🙂

  6. Maybe if you`d worn your shorts earlier in the day, the builders might have shown up. Just a suggestion…

  7. Funny, isn’t it, how those people who probably shouldn’t be exposing flesh in public are the ones who seem most eager to do so! Glad you had a good run.

  8. Know exactly what you mean!

  9. Nothing worse than clothes that don’t stay where they should be! 😉

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