So, I figured that I'd try compression shorts, which a good friend swears are the best thing she's ever worn while running.
A few clicks on the Internet and I became the proud owner of some CW-X 'conditioning shorts'. The description stated that they were for running, but according to the manufacturer's site, they're for recovery, so I'm confused.
First thing, they're incredibly uncomfortable, which I guess isn't a surprise given that they're compression shorts. As soon as I got them on, I had to pee - but since it took a lot of hilarious gyrating to get into them, I opted to just hold it for the duration of my 40 minute run.
They also gave me horrible camel toe. No, I'm not kidding. I wasn't sure if I'd be able to run with 10 yards of Lycra up in my lady business, but the having to pee thing totally took my mind off it.
|Note super sexy muffin top and pained expression|
Actually, the wedgie wasn't all that bad once I started moving bu what you can't see is that the way the shorts dissipate sweat it looks like I pee'd myself. Or maybe I did - I don't know, everything was kind of jammed up down there.
Also, it was hard to breathe because of the compression over the lower abs - since I breathe out of the bottoms of my lungs, not the top it was very noticeable, especially when I was running up a slight hill and got a bit winded.
I did feel some support from the shorts, but not on the outside of the leg where I really need it. My glutes felt really good, though.
I think I'm going to stick with my lightweight shorts for now, as it's still hot and maybe give these a try again when it's cooler.