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Why can't I find running pants with waist string?


Friday, April 26, 2013

That was definitely a strange Blog Title - but it is true! I have been growing out of my old workout clothes again. Most of my tight-fitting workout pants are too big. When I run, they slide down. Only one pair has a string where I can tie them tight. I have been trying on new pairs of pants, and none of them have string on the waist! Even when I try on the smaller size, I jump up and down a few times and the pants just start to slide off of me. When I ran the 5K a few weeks ago, I had to literally hold up my pants the whole race. It was a super pain!

I only saw one pair of running capris in the local Sporting Good store which had string- and they were $60 and hot pink! No thanks! I bought a pair 3 weeks ago which fit me perfectly(no string) and they still slide off of me when I train. I don't understand - I guess it is just how my body is?

Any suggestions on what type to buy or what to do to help with this problem? The only pairs I see that have strings are the loose pants. I don't want to run in relaxed fit pants! I have been to 4 stores now and I am having trouble finding what I want! Boo!

Anyways, work has definitely slowed down. I have had time to actually browse online today! I even commented on some fellow Sparkfriend blogs today! I have a 5K tomorrow, and I wasn't feeling up to it the past two days. Then I read some other blogs, and now I feel better about it! It should be a nice sunny day - so hopefully it isn't too cold when I actually run!

I went to my first NHL game last night. It was super fun! Even though I am not a huge Hockey fan, it was definitely the most exciting sporting event I have ever been to! The Flyers are not in the playoffs, but the fans were still so awesome. It was great!

Hopefully everyone has had a wonderful April so far. April 26th already - WOW! I don't know what May goals I want to create yet - but I need to start working on that soon!

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ADVENTURESEEKER 5/5/2013 9:44AM

    the Running Room sells pants with drawstrings in them! I have that same problem.

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PEYTONANNIKA 5/4/2013 9:38PM

  I have the same issue with running pants, target, rei fall down on me the nike dry fit has the drawstring and are super comfy and kind of give me a wedgie but don't fall down they are $60 but I felt like they were worth it. Nordstrom.com has the best Sells is the brand and they are around $40 and don't fall down and are super comfy I wear them a lot hope this helps

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BELLES74 5/4/2013 3:11AM

    Lorna Jane's tights do

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BELLES74 5/4/2013 2:59AM

    Lorna Jane's tights do

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SHARON10002 5/3/2013 4:23PM

    Oh, please let me have that problem! emoticon I am not a runner, but I can empathize with your problem. Have your tried Under Armour? Many people I know seem to like their products, and supposedly, they fit and wear well. I hope that you find a brand that fit like a glove and works like a charm for you very soon! emoticon

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KIMPY225 4/27/2013 2:27PM

    Thanks for all of the help. I did feel the tube thing in some of the pants. Thanks for all of the suggestions!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 4/27/2013 2:33AM

    Did you ever imagine you'd have this problem a year or two ago? Here you have a non scale victory but it's a very real problem. I don't have any answers but think you have a few good suggestions already. Good luck on the run tomorrow and on finding the right active wear pants/capris.
Maria

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KAPELAKIN 4/26/2013 11:29PM

    My New Balance running tights have a drawstring. I hate having them slide down, too, so I added a drawstring to my Fila tights that didn't come with one. Most pants have a full "tube" all the way around the hem at the waist, so if you snip 2 little holes on the inside front, you can thread a drawstring through. The spandex won't fray, so it works great!

These are the tights I have: http://www.sierratradingpost.com/s~
new-balance-running-tights/

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TATTER3 4/26/2013 10:30PM

    LOL!!! What a prob! Keep Sparkin'!!!

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HHB4181 4/26/2013 9:41PM

    I love sporting events, so much more fun than TV!

Have you tried TJMaxx or Marshalls. Even though I work from the company, I do really like their activewear, it's great brands and prices!

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AEROGIRL1594 4/26/2013 7:28PM

    Good luck finding pants that work for you! I don't really have that problem myself though. Sorry I couldn't be of more help!
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Emma
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LADYVOLSFAN1954 4/26/2013 5:30PM

    Good luck on finding the pants! Have fun on the 5K. Loved the photo at the end. You're looking great!

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GINGERHAWK 4/26/2013 3:41PM

    I actually just googled "exercise pants with drawstring waist" and quite a few hits came up with some decently priced options. Good luck at the 5K and I hope you don't spend the whole race holding up your pants - no fun!

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PUPPYWHISPERS 4/26/2013 3:13PM

    Have you checked Target? They have a lot of the Champion C9 gear, with pretty good prices. Also, JC Penneys has some nice fitness clothes. If you can't find pants with the drawstring, just get a pair that fit you now, so you're not struggling to keep them up when you're running.

Good luck and have fun tomorrow!

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