Who wears short shorts? Apparently I do. While modeling my newly purchased pink running shorts for my husband, he eyed them speculatively while asking if they were indeed shorts or underpants. This morning I took my new “underpants” to the gym to run in, but of course I had his criticism on my mind. Where they too short? Had I really worked hard enough on my legs/ass to justify wearing them? Were people looking at me with a “who does she think she is” glare? Was my butt hanging out? I hadn’t worn shorts in public more than 3 or 4 times since high school for exactly this reason!
I took a few deep breaths and told myself very firmly that no one was looking at me before I got on the treadmill. After a few minutes of running, I assessed the situation. My butt appeared to be staying put inside the shorts and my legs, toned and muscular from months of training did not jiggle about, perhaps I had earned this after all?
All in all, it was a great workout! I ran 6 miles, and the last time I did that (Wednesday) I was wearing long yoga/spandex pants (another big step for me a few months ago) and I was sweating up a storm. Long running pants are simply too hot for indoor long runs. Shorts on the other hand are great! I never once felt overheated.
So here is to the upcoming spring/summer running season! Shorts galore! Next big hurdle? Ditching the shirt! Sports bra running here I come!