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{WIOW} The Scoop on Running Shorts

For today's WIOW (Work it Out Wednesday), I decided to focus on a huge part of working out...the clothes of course! Having the right clothes make such a difference...not only are they functional but if you look and feel cute, working out is that much more fun!

It was just a year ago that I started wearing shorts after a 10 year hiatus. It was just a few months ago that I bought some casual shorts to replace all my yoga pants for the summer. It was just a couple weeks ago that I tried something I have been purposely staying away from...workout shorts.

I have stayed away from shorts because I hate seeing the short "ride up" on people. You know when one short leg is riding up the front and you are dangerously close to seeing more than you ever want to see. Ugh.

I am also not a fan of getting flashed by people at pilates, yoga or during mat work at the gym. I am seriously scarred by what I have seen when people decide to do leg lifts or down dogs with loose shorts on. {chills}

So, of course because of these two things, I have avoided working out in shorts for a looong time. Until now.

I started with these two shorts and here are my thoughts. Keep in mind, I only have worn these for running, elliptical and arm work. No mat work or pilates - that will NEVER happen in shorts.

Lululemon Groovy Run Short

I like these shorts because they come with a built in liner so you can avoid showing everyone everything. They are also really light and easy to move in. I got a couple sizes up so they fit really well and there is no riding up. My only issue with them...only one back pocket and I love having more pockets for my phone, ID, etc. But the zippered pocket does hold some things securely so I am OK with them as is.

Zella Hero Shorts (from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale)

I bought these because they reminded me of a Lulu running skirt I bought last year that I totally love. I like that these are lightweight and loose. They almost feel like you are not wearing anything at all which is kind of nice. The waistband is comfy and it also has a back zipper for smaller items. These do flare out so definitely no mat work with these on. They also have a liner for extra coverage, but still. In addition to running, I actually wore these paddle boarding and they were perfect for that.

I just got these two but haven't gotten them yet...

The Run: Track Attack Shorts from Lulu.

I am not sure if I love them or just love the model's abs but it can't hurt to try them on, right??

And these cute red Run Racer Shorts from Lulu...

I love the red and turquoise together! And stripes...even better!

Do you wear shorts to work out? What are some of your favorite workout shorts or bottoms? Share them below! 


  1. I love those red racer shorts and I love the black ones too! Lululemon seriously makes the best stuff. I wear shorts to work out, but like you – elliptical and treadmill only! No floor work.

  2. I love that last pair with the stripes! So true that a lot of people flash you in their shorts, gross.

    The Tiny Heart

  3. Love all your picks. I'm not a real shorts kind of gal, but these are so cute, maybe you've changed my mind :)

    I Pink i Love You

  4. I have one cheapo pair from Target that I like but the pocket doesn't zip... I need to get some more. Thanks for the suggestions!

  5. loving the red lulu's !!! and i agree the shorts hiking up is the worst!!!

  6. LOVE the tops ones! I love lulu shorts for the most part, they ride up on my now that I am preggo and bigger. Those zellas are super cute too with the ruffles.

  7. OoOoOO loooooove these! The last pair is my fav! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

  8. I need some new work out shorts (my boyfriends actually said that to me tonight. and no, I'm not joking)!!! I love the red and orange Lululemons :)

    xo, Megan
    indie flower

  9. I like the last pair - cute. I can't stand it when girls wear short shorts to dance class. With legs kicking and doing leaps, it's not always the best choice. Talk about being flashed! I don't have any regular shorts for just walking around the neighborhood. I definitely need some!


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