My Favorite Running Gear: Shorts


After receiving a few positive responses to my running playlist post, I decided to dedicate a series to highlighting the clothes and other accessories I have for running. I like knowing what other people recommend so that if I ever want to buy something myself, I can have a better idea of what I'm looking for.

Shorts are up first because when I started thinking about it, I realized I've had a hard time finding shorts I like. Some aren't tight enough around the waist and end up sliding up as I run, resulting in an awkwardly uncomfortable wedgie. 

I know this is a real thing because it happened to me while wearing these: 

Women's BCG athletic shorts. I think I paid $5 for them at an athletic outlet store. My conclusion: Good shorts for sleeping. Not good for running. I got half a block down the road and knew they were going to be trouble. 

Conversely, some shorts are too tight and dig painfully into my stomach. Which is why I don't wear these on long runs anymore unless all my other shorts are dirty: 

I suppose this is what I get for not returning this pair to my college soccer coach after our season ended. I was all like, "Oh, I'm just going to 'forget' to turn them in." And now I'm like, "Self, you're an idiot. And a thief."

Fortunately, I have found a solution to my short dilemma (no pun intended). As a famous blonde-haired girl would say, these shorts are not too tight, not too loose. They're just right.

Nike Dri-FIT Tempo Track Running Shorts (find them at HERE.) 

Price: $32.00
Drawstring waist. Inner pant liner.

They're the right length for me too: not too short that I feel like my butt is hanging out but not too long so I feel like I'm wearing basketball shorts. If you're looking for a solid pair of running/exercising shorts, you cannot go wrong with these. And while thirty-two dollars is more than I would normally want to spend on running shorts, these are worth it, especially if you catch them on sale. 

Do you have a pair of exercise shorts you love?

[Stay tuned for part 2 of the "my favorite running gear" series.]
Amy Nielson said...

i have those & i loooove them! spendy as far as shorts go, but oh so worth it :)

Gina Kleinworth said...

Love those- I really need to get my backside out & doing more- maybe if I buy some cute shorts I will do it.

Unknown said...

These shorts are really cute and it looks so awesome and charming on you.