January Runfessions- going commando?
Warning: it is the first Friday of the year and it is time to air our dirty laundry, like really. I love running and all that it involves but I am not out the door in 2 minutes or less each morning. There is a lot to think about. One hurdle I had to get over was my choices in undies. Yup, I am just throwing it out there.
Everyone has an opinion. Ask a man what they think about women’s underwear, trust me, I bet he has an opinion. I have 2 drawers of undies. One drawer of “work” undies, you know, the assortment of cheekies, boy shorts and grannies and a drawer full of “date” undies. They are the same assortment but in nicer fabrics. Not only do runners have specific brands of clothing they like to run in but the perfect bra, socks and undies are also key!
Back in the day I was always a granny panty, pantyhose plus skirt wearing type. Only “those” girls dared to skip the undies. Maybe in my old age I have learned to let some things go. Yup, one of them is my undies. I will runfess, I run comando! TMI? Lord help me, I hope my stepmother is not reading my post today but I felt like I should get it off my chest.
For you scientific types there are a few good reasons you should leave your undies in the drawer. The biggest one: NO chafing! Let me tell you I have had some problems. It is hot and humid here. We have all been there, race time and you have to pee. Worse? 4 miles into your long run and you have to pee. Things don’t always go back in the correct place if you know what I mean. Let’s just say I had an incident so bad that once I got everything off I looked I had been mauled by a bear! So glad the hubby was out-of-town.
Need to work your way into the idea? Two words: running skirts! That’s what that cute short part is for. Look for running tights that have the nice crotch. Not all tights are made the same. I have done my research. I did not find any research that proves the going commando increases your risk of infection. In fact, doctors will tell you just the opposite. Adding that extra layer, well can be, suffocating. I shall say no more!
I know, some of you are thinking, what would Mary Tyler Moore say? LOL! I am saying, are you brave enough to go commando?
There you go, I said it, out loud, I hope we are still friends. Get it off your chest, do you go commando?
Thank you for the link up Marcia!