Monday, April 27, 2009

Awesome Cheap Find: Running Shorts

Unemployment: Day 80 in Business Days; Day 112 in Human Days

It's been 7 hours and 112 days...since they took my job away.

Since I can't afford a gym membership right now, I've decided that it's time to start running again. The weather is getting gorgeous and all the unemployed, depression-induced macaroons smeared in peanut butter haven't exactly kept me svelte.

I decided that I needed some new running clothes, but didn't want to splurge on the Juicy Couture track suit that seems to be the requisite workout attire up here in da Bronx.  And so I went slumming in Old Navy.  It's not that I have a problem with inexpensive clothing - I'm always on the prowl for a good deal.  I just have a problem with the mass markety, uniform-ness of Old Navy.  I don't want to be wearing what every other person on the street is wearing.  And ok, fine, I think the stuff just looks cheap.  But when you're sweating like a pig running through the northeast Bronx, you don't really need to be a fashionista.

So yes, I went to Old Navy.  And I found the MOST AWESOME little running shorts!  For $10 a pair!  What makes these little shorts so amazing is the built-in brief made of breath-through material, allowing you to go commando (sans underwear).  I know, I know, I can't believe either that I put a piece of clothing from Old Navy right up against my hoo ha.  But I'm telling you, these shorts are worth it.  And there's a teeny little inside pocket for your key!  Brilliant!

They also make my booty look fantastic.  I tried to take a picture to show you, but it's really hard to take a picture of your own butt when you don't know how to work the timer on your camera.
They also come in a gazillion colors, but seem to only carry 3 colors on the web site.  You might just have to go slumming in person like me if you want to pick up the pretty purple ones I got.
Jobless City Challenge:  Find running shorts for wicked cheap.

Money Saved:  About $20.


  1. This is what you get for all the crazy haterade you've been drinking when it comes to Old Navy! Old Navy REPRESENT.

  2. Hey Barri -- Cute shorts. I'll let you in on my little fab secret of cheap gyms. The City of NY has yearly memberships of $50 per year (yes year) and $75 per year with pool. I used to go to the one on Carmine St in Tribeca. Loved it! It was def no New York Sports Club but it def did the trick. My NYC friend didnt believe me so in case you have doubts--here's the link....

  3. Rebecca, that's amazing! 50 bucks???!!! I'm gonna check it out and then write about it. Thanks for the tip!