Anybody else having the longest week ever? Just me?
Made my second public appearance in the pool! After a day of stairs I needed to stay loose. I am slowly improving. Swimming is hard for me, but I’m trying. The breathing is ridiculous. Need more patience. For those interested, deets on the stairs Elena and I do consist of 103 up and 103 down. Ya heard. Misery loves company, jk. Around 4 stories of fun. It’s super easy to master, super painful the next day if you aren’t careful. Actually the stairs are a workout I kind of look forward to now. I’ve nicknamed this routine “stepilates.”
Let’s talk shop. In short, running shorts are like snowflakes, no two pair are the same. I had an interesting convo with my lady friends discussing the best pairs we like to run in and we all mentioned something different. With colors, fabrics and liners galore there are plenty of shorts to select.
I have a smattering of shorts, but here are three different brands and styles I wear most often.
– Nike Tempo Track Women’s Running Shorts: I’m going to be honest I got these because everyone else on race day showed up in them. Seriously, I think most runners own a pair, am I right? Survey says: Run for it, grab a pair. Nike Tempo Tracks are soft and light, delicate to the touch. Per Nike, “…ventilation in a fit that moves with you.” The “crepe liner briefs” can be a bit evasive (creeps up on ya is more like it) but I do enjoy the ideal mini-pocket in the front liner for keys and such. They come in good colors too ladies. They are breathable and stay cool on long runs. My only downside is they are a touch long, and I am wearing them in the smallest size.
– North Face Flight Series: I adore The North Face iconic brand and was pleased to find a good deal on these shorts. They are the lightest pair I own and the inner liner stays put. I’ve had these awhile and they’ve held up nicely. Perfect for hot Georgia running.
– Saucony Run Lux: Aren’t they cute?! These were my first article of Saucony clothing and I am pleasantly surprised with how much I love this pink pair. They literally are silky soft. Huge fan of the backside zipper. I can carry keys with me and don’t have to worry about them jabbing my front-side mid run. I definitely will be picking up more from Saucony.
Most important things that I look for in shorts are a dri-FIT fabric and a pouch to put keys. I want to try those sweet tighter fitting shorts but haven’t found a brand to try. Saucony has a Cha Cha, that looks fun! Any thoughts? I’d love to hear what sport shorts you are rocking!