Stilettos and Diapers: Why yes, I do run in undies.


Why yes, I do run in undies.

This past weekend was my first back to work since Callan was born. 2 hours into my overnight shift, a 7 year old little lady protested bedtime by throwing poo on me. 

I couldn't get out of my scrubs fast enough. 

The only clothes choices you have lying around when you work in pediatrics are well, kid sized. I ended up squeezing into these little black shorts for the next 2 hours while my scrubs were in the wash.  
What does this have to do with running? Well, after those couple hours, I decided I loved the shorts and would totally run in them. Apparently, little girl Soffe shorts are just my style. Which made me think of the all the crap I got while my actual runner friends were here for our half marathon. 

It started with the girls saying, "you run in Nike Frees?! Yeah, I do. Aren't they running shoes? Apparently not. Even the guy at the running store told me they really aren't half marathon kinda shoes. Whoops. 

In our outfit planning chatter, I told the girls I was going to wear a pink tank I had. "Not a dry fit? How do you run in that?"

 Then there was the, "I can't let you run 13.1 miles in those Kohl's ankles socks." One of which had a hole just big enough for my big toe to peek through. 

And the thing that made me giggle the most, was when I set out my outfit the night before race day...with undies...and my sister laughed at me. Because thats what those tight built in things are for?  

I will admit, I tried a dry fit shirt and felt about 700 degrees cooler while I ran. I also bought some $15 a pair socks, which was extremely painful, but I didn't get any blisters after 13.1. (I didn't have any during training either, so I'm not sure if that counts!) I guess all the real gear isn't just a crock. Its a discovery kinda like my shaving cream one. 

But one thing's for sure. My momma told me not to be the pantiless girl and I think that rule applies to running, too. I'm not going to be the one that has some wardrobe malfunction and crosses the finish line with one butt cheek out. 


  1. This title of this post reminds me of when I was living at home before I was married and my dad decided to fold some of my laundry that was in the dryer. At that time the boy short undies were the big thing, but my dad obviously didn't know this and he thought they were my shorts I wore to work out at the gym. lol.........poor guy, but he was relieved that I wasn't running around in public in shorts that small! :)

  2. This is too funny! Oh well, you still look cute! I can't wait to have crazy moments like this one day! ;)

  3. I wear underwear under my running shorts. Always have always will. Yuck! That being said those shorts might start to chafe if you are starting to do longer distances, if they arent meant for running. :)

  4. I totally wear undies under my running shorts too. I can't imagine not wearing any!

  5. I wear little kids Soffe shorts around the house! Totally comfty! You look pretty precious and holy moly- if only my legs resembled yours!

  6. I wear undies too. I can't go without.

    The socks are huge for me. I bought all the nice synthetic ones and love them. I wear dri fit too, but usually under another tee. A regular tee.

    I'm such a poseur. Lol.

  7. HAHAHA.. yeah, I think I'd keep my undies on too!


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