Dudes. And dudettes. I learned something about tight workout pants: they are not all created equally!
So, after reading my trials and tribulations on tight workout pants, my dear friend Liz (who incidentally is one of the main reasons I began running in the first place, though that’s a story for another day) mailed me a pair of stretchy athletic pants along with a card that involved two hedgehogs and some hearts. Awwww. The pants freaked me out at first – they looked small, they looked thin (like, “what if these hit the light weird and someone can see my underwear?” thin) and I looked at my boyfriend and said, “I’m not sure I can do this.”
I opened the card and saw that there was a reference to buttons in it – I’m a huge sucker for buttons, and upon looking at the pants again, I saw they were cropped with three decorative buttons running up the side. #SOLD. I laid them out so I could take them for a run the next day.
And on that run is where I realized these pants were lovely. Airy. Light as a feather. It was as though a soft, form-fitting silhouette decided to glom onto me in a friendly manner. They didn’t make me too hot. I was in fact not drenched in glowing sweat while wearing them.
Yep, tight pants are a-okay on hot days, provided you’ve got the right pair.
Big thanks to Liz, my favorite Nexus Burrito, for bringing this realization to light.