Running Shorts Sunday!
So, Matt and I will be running the Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon in Savannah at the beginning of November. We are two weeks into our training (two ugly weeks), and I have a dilemma. A clothing dilemma. See, I’ve only run in pants or capris. If I wear shorts, the inseam of the shorts creeps up, and I get what I lovingly to refer to as “chub rub”. It’s chafing of my inner thighs. I’d like to blame my slender hips for this phenomenon. The thighs just have no where to go. My running friends that I asked for advice apparently discussed my issue on Friday night and back up my slender hip claim.
Anyway, now that we’re in Tennessee which is so humid and feels like the face of the sun at the moment, I thought that I might try shorts to keep cooler. So I went out on a $17 limb and bought a pair of running shorts.
I maybe should have tried them on in the store, but I had to get to class. They have a 2 1/2” inseam and felt like they had a lower waist than I am used to. Not going to lie, I like to pull my pants up like Urkel.
So I took these babies on a test run this afternoon, and NO GO! I only did 3 miles, before I had to cry uncle from the chub rub. Granted I didn’t use any body glide, which might have helped, but I’m not sure. One of my friends has recommended to me some $50 lululemon shorts. I’m not sure if I should take the plunge, although if I buy another pair of shorts that don’t work, I might as well have spent the $50.
Does anybody else have issues with chafing? Any suggestions for clothing? Should I just get laser fat removal from my inner thighs? Either that or birth a child in order to widen my hips? Thoughts?