I have thick thighs, even at my most in-shape body, they are thick. I have to wear shorts during the hot Oklahoma 100 degree summers when I run, but the shorty short Nike Tempo shorts don’t cut it. My thick thighs plus humidity mixed with my overly sweaty body equals some bad chaffage.
Although I usually wear the Nike Compression Shorts, I’ve been reading some other running blogs with women who have the same issue as me. I’ve heard from multiple blogs that the Lululemon: Dart and Dash Running Shorts are the best running shorts ever.
These shorts stay in place, have 5 pockets, and they are moisture wicking. I realize they are a little on the pricey side, but nowadays the only clothes I spend money on are running/working out clothes. However, I cannot buy these shorts because they are OUT OF STOCK!! For awhile the only size in stock was size 4. I am not a size 4. I’m pretty sure I can’t even visualize myself as a size 4. Now they don’t even offer a size 4, so in case I decided to go on a crash diet to get to that size, it would be useless. I have been reading in a lot of the reviews that people were begging them to make more, so hopefully they will. I have searched high and low on the interwebs to find someone else selling them, but have had no such luck. If you know of a place I can score some, please help a brotha out.
So instead of just TALKING about running the Route 66 Half Marathon, I spent the money and registered for it. No excuses now. I also tweaked my training plan with the OKC Landrunners long runs and the nights I’ll be working. I know it’s useless to schedule a run on my third night in a row, so that will definitely be a rest day.
I’ve also been doing some hip strengthening exercises again. There is this really good routine I used to do that included Clam Shells, which are huge in helping stabilize the hip and pelvis. I got the routine from Strength Running and it includes a video to help you if you have any questions about the workouts.