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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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    the Running Room sells pants with drawstrings in them! I have that same problem.
    1875 days ago
    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. 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
    1875 days ago
  • BELLES74
    Lorna Jane's tights do
    1876 days ago
  • BELLES74
    Lorna Jane's tights do
    1876 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    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
    1877 days ago
  • KIMPY225
    Thanks for all of the help. I did feel the tube thing in some of the pants. Thanks for all of the suggestions!
    1883 days ago
    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.
    1883 days ago
    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:
    1883 days ago
    LOL!!! What a prob! Keep Sparkin'!!!
    1883 days ago
  • HHB4181
    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!
    1883 days ago
  • AEROGIRL1594
    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!
    1883 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    Good luck on finding the pants! Have fun on the 5K. Loved the photo at the end. You're looking great!
    1883 days ago
    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!
    1884 days ago
    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!
    1884 days ago
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