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A Glorious Run and New Gear.

This morning I had the most glorious run! It was around 11 so it was starting to warm up but the sun was shining bright and there was a small wind in the air. The plan was to run 3 miles (1m WU, 1m 10K pace, 1m CD) and it couldn't have gone any better. 

Yeah there is water in my phone's camera, thus the clarity.

Clearly this was super happy feel amazing face. Everything during the run seemed to flow together. Which leads me to my next thought...Doesn't excellent gear translate into a potentially amazing run? In yesterday's post I mentioned my excitement about brand new compression shorts, well I am here to say AMAZING times a million trips to the moon and back. So I have to share with you the pure glorious design of these compression shorts. 

Reebok Women's 7" Compression Shorts 

My Thoughts

Let me just say I am the biggest skeptic about trying new running clothes because they never fit my curvy, junk in the trunk waist. However, after trying them on in the dressing room I felt like I could breathe while still having that "compression" material type feeling (wow, I hope you can interpret my inability to describe my own feelings). The waist band is about an inch and a half which means no digging into your waist or stomach (LOVE THAT). Now for all my ladies out there who rock a size 16-18, these are for US! In the picture I am sporting an  extra large and I didn't feel uncomfortable. 

During my run, I did a harder workout to test the flexibility and determine if they would ride up during longer runs. Well, after a 3 mile tempo run the shorts came up my leg maybe a millimeter. Oh happy day, NO CHAFING here my friends. I don't think I could've had a better outcome. I may or may not be planning to invest in a few more pairs to deal with the summer heat. 

After my run I had to capture the magical moment of NO CHAFING or RIDING UP

Here are some more details about the shorts (according to Dick's Sporting Goods):

A staple in your workout wardrobe, the Reebok® Women's 7" Compression Shorts have been updated to look and feel better than ever. The athletic, fit and wide waistband construction flatter your form, while lending to unbeatable mobility. PlayDry® technology wicks moisture away from your skin to accelerate evaporation and reduce chafing. Worn alone or as a baselayer, the 7" Compression Short provides all the comfort and support you need. 

  • PlayDry® technology moves moisture away from your skin, accelerates evaporation, increases ventilation and reduces chaffing
  • Wider waistband for a flattering fit and comfortable feel
  • Tight Fit
  • Fabric: 92% polyester/8% lycra

Needless to say, I was so happy after my run I decided to do my #plankaday right then and there. I still cannot believe that after only 8 days I can hold my body up that long! 

If you want to join the plank insanity, just tweet a picture of your plank time with the #plankaday hashtag. We are all here to support each other! 

In case you are wondering many more wonderful things happened today (i.e. I finished majority of the laundry and walked my Bear dog) but I am exhausted! 

Happy Running!

*All opinions are my own and reflect my own experiences.


  1. Congrats on a great run! I love runs like that.

    1. Thanks! I love it when everything just clicks. :-)

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  3. I love runs like that. They make it all worth it.

    I may have to try those shorts. Ive been looking for some good ones that wont roll up my tree trunk thighs.

    1. Hi Amy! Yes the run was terrific! I am convinced the shorts made a world of difference. I also just ordered some 7" Under Armour Compression Shorts to see if they compare. I will keep you updated!

  4. I am about to order these shorts! I have been on a long hunt for shorts that don't ride up or cause chaffing.

    1. Hi Steph! That's great, I hope you love the shorts as much as I did! Happy Running!