This week I had the unfortunate pleasure of having to travel for work on Sunday. I absolutely despise flying on Sunday for work seeing as the weekends are so short already and I'm really not a huge fan of my job. I ended up not arriving to the hotel until almost midnight so I scratched the waking up early Monday morning running plan and took another rest day. My quads were still really sore from the 20 so I rationalized it was needed. Although when I arrived home last night I had a nice little package waiting by the front door and my plans for rest nearly changed.
A week and half ago the online shopping bug hit big time. I made a substantial purchase on brooksrunning.com of which nothing was on sale but everything I had to have. Two tanks (one to support breast cancer research), a freaking cute shirt, another shirt just because, and shorts (I'm on the hunt for the perfect pair for me on long runs). Once I unwrapped all my goodies faster than a kid on Christmas morning I nearly went for a run despite my exhaustion, hunger, and the pouring rain. In the end the weather and my hunger won and I stayed home to inhale leftovers and watch Heroes. Never one to deny myself too long I had to try out the new shorts (it was too cold for any of the tops) on my easy, peasy 4 miles this afternoon.
First thing I noticed when I opened the package - there's no drawstring! Weird, because the picture of the pacer short has a drawstring. Whatever. According to the description this is an updated "creep-proof" short. I could use a lot less creep in my shorts. No seriously we all hate picking the shorts out every few minutes on the run. And with my larger than life thighs this is a little too common with running shorts. The shorts are incredibly comfortable and stretchy. No pulling on my hips or hugging my thighs. That's a plus in my book... They worked well enough on the run. The right leg started as a creeper shortly into the run but then I didn't it stopped and behaved after the first mile. I'll try them out on different length runs but I don't see them being my new long run shorts which was my hope and desire in the initial purchase. Now I need the warmer temps back to try out the other purchases!