April 02, 2006

NASA Fashion Designers Need Not Apply

Whereas most men seem to have an aversion to their wives saying, “I’m going shopping!” mine does not. He develops that nervous twitch when I say, “I’m going to Sports Authority!” I could do all my shopping there. I’d be content to buy all my casual clothes (except jeans) from The Sports Authority.

My faves: long sleeved t-shirts and clothes I can run in.

So as I’m walking through today, frustrated that nothing was really on sale, and even more frustrated that anything on sale did not appear to be my size, on a search for more running shorts, I found shorts that were… 20-30 bucks.

Folks. Be honest with me. Are there people out there that really spend that kind of cash for shorts to… run in? Give me a daggum break. I just needed a pair of cotton shorts, I don’t need those new fangled shorts made by people formerly of NASA who used to dress astronauts. I don’t need these materials that keep the moisture from my body or keep me cooler or whatever else they do.

This stuff must be made for the real athletes, of which I am no longer one. Three years ago? Yes. I fit in that category. I was LEAN and toned. I trained incessantly, whether it was Karate, running, swimming, or cycling. It is all I did. But even then I never got wrapped up in the attire. I just needed a good damn pair of running shoes. Good equipment. Shorts don’t fall in that realm.

But I’m not there anymore and I’m happier for it. Sure, I’m 13 pounds heavier than I was 3 years ago and there are times I beat myself up for it mentally, but overall, I’m more curvy than I was and I don’t always have a frickin’ sports injury. Injuries suck. Big.

Anyway, I’m all about functionality. I found my $9.00 cotton gym shorts and they were on sale for $7.00. I’ll pass on gym shorts for $30… No thanks.

Posted by Boudicca at April 2, 2006 09:34 PM | TrackBack

Just run naked. It's cheaper.

Posted by: Ogre at April 3, 2006 06:31 AM

... Ogre has a point...

Posted by: Eric at April 3, 2006 09:03 AM

You actually found cotton shorts??? OMG - I was looking for some a couple of years ago and finally decided they just don't make them anymore. I HATE those flimsy wisps they call shorts. I didn't pay $30... maybe $15... but they're so thin I loathe them. I'll have to look again and see if the stores around here carry any.

Posted by: Teresa at April 3, 2006 12:20 PM

Sports Authority's a good place, but if you're down in Dania, check out Bass Pro Shops. They have a LOT of casual clothes. If Sports Authority doesn't have it, or in the right size, Bass will.

I'm with you on clothes shopping. I don't own any formal duds. I already warned my parents that when they die we'll have to delay the funeral so I can find dress shoes and a coat and tie.

Posted by: George at April 4, 2006 01:27 PM