Wardrobe Malfunction

I’ve been thinking about Jogging Dad’s recent post about things not to do on race day.

As many runners learn the hard way, it’s a bad idea to try anything new on race day. I think this is especially true of trying new food or energy gels, but it includes new running gear.

I should’ve heeded that warning at my 10k last Sunday. I very nearly committed an international faux pas (and a criminal offense in some countries).

I wish I could defend myself by saying that I was familiar with this brand. However, I never worn this particular style of pants. I thought they were almost the same as my favorite Under Armour heatgear capris.

Sadly, I was very wrong. I spent the first mile and a half of the race holding my pants up with one hand.

Once I got a decent sweat going, the pants stayed up without assistance. Considering how awkward it was to run that way, I should be pleased with myself for doing those first couple miles at around an 8:20 pace.

What I think this means is that I need to move down to children’s sizes for my running bottoms. These pants were extra smalls. Someone really needs to put drawstrings in these things.

I have to say, I’m glad I didn’t moon anyone during the race. That is a race memory I could do without, as could my fellow racers.

9 thoughts on “Wardrobe Malfunction

  1. tundrawoman says:

    (I love Under Armour stuff-and I’m not even a runner!)
    PV, I gettin’ a bit worried about your weight loss here, yk? I know you’re in fantastic condition but I’m aware of your hx. re: weight and food which you spoke of in some way-back and courageous posts. I’m sure it’s really challenging to find a balance that works for YOU in terms of nutritional needs for a body that burns a lot of energy even at rest and the demands of marathoning.
    Just sayin’ OK?
    I’m starting to feel entirely boring in terms of saying “Congratulations” yet again, but there it is! I just don’t want you to become so small you “disappear” because I’m entirely selfish: I’d miss you an awful lot…

    • I feel like I’d like to do a follow up post on the whole weight issue. It certainly is something I need to keep an eye on, but it’s also crucial that I eat properly so that I can continue to run and be healthy.

      Sent from my iPhone


  2. Quite the feat there, running a great time AND holding your running shorts. Awkward. Difficult to do a proper arm swing. Live and learn and at least you can laugh. 🙂

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