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Lycra Busting

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Oh, but there WAS new territory forged after all!

I forgot to mention another change: way back when I started wearing bicycle shorts I decided: Nobody is ever going to see me out in public wearing such lycra / spandex!

So I covered up my bike shorts with regular shorts.

Since I discovered a few weeks ago that I actually managed to fit into the spandex-lycra-style bike club jersey I've toyed with the thought: hmm...perhaps I could "get away" with wearing my bike shorts in public now too...

Well during my jogs in prepping for the 5K a very annoying and embarrassing, yet rewarding "problem" kept dogging me: with each step of my jogging gait my newly deflated belly flab would slap my thigh with a loud, clapping sound.


So I decided for my 5K I was going to solve the problem by wearing my bike shorts as a sort of girdle. Problem solved, PLUS it was my first "coming out" in public wearing my bike shorts! While I'm not entirely pleased with my appearance in my bike shorts and jersey, I'm "good enough!" :-)

Oversight: No picture!

This coming Saturday for the bike giveaway we've been encouraged to wear our bike jerseys. So I will be wearing BOTH bike jersey and bike shorts AND will do my best to remember to get a pic to share!

Have a super week everyone!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
4A-HEALTHY-BMI 5/10/2014 1:33PM

    How far we have come, Don.

Just look at you - wearing the "dorky shorts" even for runs, and tracking calories, and not eating nuts ad libitum while driving...



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CRYSALLIS1 5/8/2014 1:36AM

    Wear our spandex with pride. emoticon

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_LINDA 5/6/2014 1:43PM

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That is fantastic! I am afraid I am still in the baggy shorts phase. Never considered tummy control feature of tights.
Betting you look awesome!

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1CRAZYDOG 5/6/2014 11:50AM

    Wear 'em loud and proud!

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KELTIK_HEART 5/6/2014 10:54AM

    Dude! Let your spandex flag fly!

As Doglady said - we older women are used to being invisible, so I wonder if it's the same for older men? At any rate, do what's comfortable for you at the stage you're at NOW!

Cheers, Sorcha


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L*I*T*A* 5/6/2014 9:56AM

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NELLJONES 5/6/2014 8:39AM

    Isn't it amazing how much mental energy is expended on perceived appearance? And it isn't even calorie burning energy. Now you can just enjoy the ride!!

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DAISYBELL6 5/6/2014 8:27AM

    Fantastic, Don!

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KANOE10 5/6/2014 8:01AM

    That is a great step..being comfortable wearing bike shorts and a bike jersey as well. You are comfortable in your body! I did the same last summer. I wore a sleeveless top for the first time in many years.

Way to go on staying fit. Enjoy your 5k in style.

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123ELAINE456 5/6/2014 7:50AM

  Sounds like a plan. Take Care.

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VALERIEMAHA 5/6/2014 7:48AM

    Dog Lady took the words right out of my mouth (even though I don't practice what I preach lol).

Rock on!

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WATERMELLEN 5/6/2014 7:42AM

    Very cool indeed -- getting comfortable in our own skin, wonderful sensation!!

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BILL60 5/6/2014 7:33AM

    Sounds like a plan.

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DOGLADY13 5/6/2014 7:19AM

    I learned long ago that when one reaches a certain age, one also becomes invisible - especially to young people. It is liberating to realize that no one is looking and if they do, they don't care. I find leggings are much more comfortable for exercise. Bike shorts are great, because they just don't move at all. No chafing.

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ELRIDDICK 5/6/2014 7:12AM

  Thanks for sharing

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