Females who run but aren't skinny! and the men who love us!
hello people........ i started this thread back in 2004 while training for RFL, posted for a while... fell away from running and hence posting.
Trained for some more RFL's in 2005/2006, then stopped running until training for the RFL this year from scratch again...... have managed to keep training up through the winter by joining my local jog scotland group and hope that i have finally managed to crack this continual running for pleasure thing! rather than losing all ability and starting from scratch each year for a new RFL!!!
anyone else want to join me resurrecting the thread?
Not sure if this is the best thread to post this question ... I've never used a forum before. I have big chunky thighs and just cannot find a pair of shorts which do not clump together between my legs. My run on Saturday resulted in severe chaffing.
Any suggestions ladies? I really don't wanna spend another summer in tights and cycling shorts are not flattering on my butt I live in Scotland by the way ...
Hi Emma, & welcome.
I have fat thighs and flabby knees. instead of shorts, which ride up, as you've described, I wear capris. They come down to just below the knee and so stop the flab rubbing together. not necessarily as cool as a shorter short might be, but I'd rather not have the chafed skin to deal with.
As for them not looking good, well I'd go for comfort over style any day (I'm one of those people who see a group of young girls on a night out and think that they'll catch their death without a coat!) I should imagine the number of people looking at you and thinking "good on her for getting out" is far higher than the number thinking your bum looks big in that.
If you're really uncomfortable about the tight shorts, you could try a skort, which is a sort of short skirt over the top of lycra shorts. Personally I don't see the point, but if it makes you feel more comfortable, then it might be worth trying. There's all sorts out there, just a case of finding what works for you.
I'm only 5'1 & about 12 stone so I'm no skinny minny but I know how to run & walk 22 miles without stopping for any more than a couple of minutes at a time!
It's only recently that my workmates on the buses have discovered my 'secret life' & some are shocked. They come out with 'oh, YOU run? What, Every two night for 22 miles at a time?'
'But you can't because your fat!'
I CAN & I DO, so there! And I'd rather be fat than obnoxious!
I look at their thin or skinn frames & say 'you are slim, you have a lovely figure (to both male & female) but come on a 22 miler with me & we'll see who is the fittest of us!'
They suddenly decide they urgently need to go on duty or make a cup of tea!
My husband & ex think I'm lovely as I am & my son, slinky, does seven + miles walk at a time but they don't believe him about his walking as he's so slim & slinky, they think he'll break!
However I do draw a line at shorts & sleeveless running wear. It's sweatshirts & trousers for me at all times while in public even though I run alone in the early hours in the pitch black!
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