We’re close enough now that I can start writing about my underwear. Right? Right.
When I first got back in to running regularly, about two years ago, I ran in the same undergarments that I typically wore to the gym: various thongs in a variety of fabrics (cotton, modal, nylon); and quickly paid the price. Gradually, I began turning to some undergarments that I typically saved for those less pleasant days of the month: cotton bikinis.
Yes, I know, you’re not supposed to wear cotton when you exercise. It has no magical moisture wicking powers and doesn’t hold up as well as technical fabrics. But still, they do the trick.
I just can’t get enough of my Gap Stretch Cotton Bikinis!
– The flat-seamed elastic trim never digs in at the thigh or waist.
– They do not leave marks, chafe or irritate in any way.
– They never ride up or slide down – presuming you’ve purchased the correct size. I may have, once or twice, in a moment of sheer vanity purchased these in an extra-small when in reality those are made for teenagers and my butt cheeks clearly belong in a small. Those extra-smalls, I assure you, do ride up.
– They offer full butt cheek coverage. This is crucial.
– I never seem to notice any moisture issues. Maybe my high-tech moisture wicking pants osmote the moisture right out of my underthings. Who knows? And who cares really, if you’re comfortable?
– They’re pretty affordable, and I always stock up during sales.
They come in some great prints and colors, too; so you don’t have to feel all granny-style when you’re running hardcore hill repeats. Not that you would, anyway.
This is not a sponsored post. I am not affiliated with Gap, Inc., nor was I compensated for this post in any way. This post represents my personal opinions.