Friday, February 15, 2008
Why the flapper shorts?
This is a question that has long been brewing in my head. What is the purpose of flapper shorts? You know, the tiny little shorts that someone forgot to sew together on the sides? The ones that only serious runners would dare wear. The ones that are the size of my 3 years old's shorts. I hate to admit it... but I own a pair. Let me quickly clarify that I had no idea they were flapper shorts when I bought them. (I know better than to think I could wear a pair of those bad boys in public.) They seemed lightweight and comfy and on clearance so they made it in to the shopping cart and home with me. When I discovered they were flappers I decided to see what the big deal was. So with the sides suggly pinned closed I ventured out for a run. It was going to be a longer run so I had my water belt on. After a mile or so I reached back to check that my tush was covered and oh the horror when I realized my water belt had caused the shorts to ride way, way up! So all approaching cars were pretty much seeing two moons that morning. I was sooo embarrased. My only solace was that it was still somewhat dark and maybe no one could recognize me. Thank goodness for the little built in underwear thingys. Anyways, now that I've told my most embarrasing running story, does anyone know really what the purpose of flapper shorts are? I know I certainly don't. While we're at it. Let's share other funny/embarrassing running stories.