I currently have three pairs of shorts that I run in. They are all Umbro soccer shorts. I like them a lot, which is why I have three pairs, but they are getting worn out. I would like to replace them with actual running shorts that have a pocket where I can stash some stuff. So last night I made a trip up to the local running store in pursuit of new running shorts. Said hello to the Lego Hokie Bird on my way into the mall.
After trying on several pairs of running shorts, I chose a pair of Brooks Epiphany Stretch Short II…
|The distance shorts, except mine are navy|
This morning I did a 3 mile run on my yet-to-be-named treadmill. I am debating over a few names, stay tuned. I couldn’t decide which of my new shorts to try out, so I decided to run the first half in my Brooks shorts and the second half in my Oiselle shorts. It made sense at 6 AM this morning. Never mind that I will be running three more times this week (and therefore have plenty of opportunities to try out my new shorts).
I started out in my Brooks shorts. They felt great. They fit me well and felt feather light, like they weren’t even there. The right inner side did ride up a smidge, but after the first half mile they stayed in place. They only have one inner key pocket, but it’s more than what my current Umbro shorts have. I do like that they come in so many different colors. If they end up being favorites I have a variety of color options. I prefer black/dark shorts, and they have nine black or navy blue shorts with different colored stripes.
Once I hit the halfway point I paused my treadmill, hopped off and swapped shorts right there next to the treadmill, climbed back on, and resumed my run. Can’t do that on the side of the road. Well, I guess you can if you want to risk a potential indecent exposure charge. Anyway, the Oiselle shorts felt weird when I first started running. The waistband is a lot lower than anything I’ve ever worn before, and the cut of the shorts gives them a different feel overall. But I got used to the feel and didn’t have any issues with them riding up. These shorts don’t have as many color options, but they do have two zipper pockets and one internal key pocket. Sweet!
Overall, both shorts passed my initial test. It definitely takes more than 1.5 miles to figure out whether or not there will be chaffing issues, though. So it will take a few more runs to figure out if this will be a long-term relationship or not.
And of course I have to share a few random things with you. First, another baby bird update. They continue to look more and more like birds, although slightly like alligators with beaks (to me, at least). Anyone know what kind of birds these are? They’re not Robins, as the momma bird makes a completely different noise than the other two nests which are Robin nests.
Second, I got hooked reading a bunch of Text From Dog messages last night. These things crack me up. Hope they give you a laugh!