Saturday, 4 February 2017

Short Shorts

At the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2016

Running shorts are my favourite thing in the world. Though I have never found a satisfactory pair of them in India. As in the past, in my recent trip to the US, I obsessed over it for days and finally ordered a bunch of them on amazon, to my hotel room. Only to discover a rather nice running store round the corner... 

It was heartening to read this article making a desperate plea for better shorts for women:


The options in India are generally pathetic as far as women's running shorts are concerned. I admit having to resort to men's shorts - they rarely fit well though they at least they are longer. I occasionally succumb and buy the latest model of Nike or adidas shorts since they loudly proclaim that they are for running, but they are all uniformly disappointing. 

I am seriously contemplating moving to those three-quarter tights that seem to popular among women runners in India (and beyond). I may even be okay with the weird patterns that these tights seem to possess. Maybe then my daughter will stop teasing me about my 'thunder thighs' - at least they will be decorously swathed in colourful polyester... 


3 comments:

the mad momma said...

No, you can't wear those awful three quarter shorts. You have fantastic, strong legs and i'm not sure why you should wear anything but what you want.
PS: If you call your legs thunder thighs you will send people like me scurrying back to pajamas :)

Preeti Aghalayam aka kbpm said...

MM, only the child calls them thunder thighs - mostly cause I call her chicken legs, I guess. :) I am happy to wear shorts but the proper kind are just not easily available. Anyway I am good for now 'cause I managed to stock up on a recent trip to the US. Amazon Prime FTW!

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