Yesterday’s workout: 1.25 miles on the treadmill @ 12:00
Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve written a post starting out with a workout! It may seem like a short run, but I was excited to actually be able to run!
Between injuring my knee, and then getting sick immediately after going on vacation, I was starting to feel like I may never get to run again. I’m still not feeling 100%, which is why I had to cut my run short. I was hoping to do 2-3 miles, but shortly after my first mile, my chest was tight, and I was having trouble breathing (even after taking my inhaler).
There were two reasons why I wanted to make sure I got a run in today, though: a) I’ve been itching to get back on the road…err, treadmill for today; and b) I got some new running shorts I needed to test out for this week’s $10 Tuesday.
Because…I got these shorts for $5.99 at the mall last week! Pretty awesome, huh?
These shorts retail at $29.99, so I got a major discount on them! As some of you know, I’ve been wanting to buy a new pair of running shorts for a while now, and I’ve been looking for some inexpensive ones. Since I haven’t been running for a little bit, I gained some weight, and I knew that once I started running again, it would be coming off pretty quickly. So I bought the size medium shorts, knowing that in about a month, they would probably be too big.
So did these shorts meet my approval? Well, let’s point out a couple of concerns I had before wearing them: sometimes shorts in this style are too long and tend to ride or bunch up. Also, they had built in runderpants and I didn’t try them on before buying them, so I was afraid that they might bunch up, too.
But these shorts performed beautifully. In fact, they’re so light that I didn’t even notice they were on, and felt like I was running naked. If my runderpants or shorts did ride up or bunch up, I didn’t even notice, because to me, I was naked. For about 12 minutes that is, right up until I couldn’t catch my breath.
Would I recommend these shorts to a friend? Yes. But please keep in mind (if you do decide to purchase then), I only wore them for about 12 minutes, so I can only safely feel comfortable recommending them for short runs, like a 5-k. Only time will tell how they’ll work out for long distance running.
Your turn: what’s the best pair of running shorts you’ve ever owned?
Do you tend to buy only one brand of running clothing, or do you buy different brands of apparel?