|The white stripes!!!! hahaha|
I later thought, it's not a confidence issue, it's that my shorts have a higher waist that gives me the appearance of a squishy belly, where there really isn't one. Not a huge one at least lol The shorts gave the look normally associated with "mom jeans" ewwww!
After work one day I stopped by Athleta to see about trying a new style of shorts, but the woman working was really snotty, and didn't help me one bit. I should have sent Bill - the ladies are quick to help him shop there! There is no shortage of stores to buy overpriced running gear, especially in Ann Arbor, so I left.
The next day I stopped by Lululemon and tried on every style of shorts. At the very end of the row was a skort, which I've been wanting for years. Everything was shorter than my tri shorts and I've always been reluctant to go shorter, fearing my thighs would rub together and chafe. Surprisingly, they don't!
The only problem is that I now have a wide 2" band of skin that hasn't seen the sun in years. Wearing the same shorts for 8 years has given me a perma-farmer tan right across the middle of my thighs.
Oh, the best part! The skort is available online in tall sizes!!! Whee!! I look like a real runner now :)
|Mom said "don't you think it looks funny with gray socks?"|
"no," I shrugged. It had never occurred to me.
Shoes = comfortable
Socks = comfortable
Good enough for me