A Love Affair with my Shorts

After I shared my tendency to hold on to stinky shoes for dear life, I tried to come to grips with the fact that I do tend to hang on to stuff well past its expiration, except, for the love of God, MILK, as that goes down the drain at even the slightest hint of pre-foulness. But as I was putting on some workout shorts the other day, I realized I tend to hold on to those, too. I actually have a pair of shorts that are quickly approaching their tweenage years.

Granted, I have many shorts in my rotation now, so it’s not like I haven’t bought new shorts. But as New Shorts have shrunk in the fewest of washes and made me feel fat without my gaining significant poundage, Blue Shorts have weathered any storms I’ve throw at them—a pound or two here, five or more there.

As I was pondering my love affair with Blue Shorts, I decided it wouldn’t hurt me or our relationship if I were to venture out and see what other shorts are out there. You know, short around.

So I browsed through Target’s workout lineup, and because Target is that magical store where you can find anything you want on any given day, I found a new pair of shorts to throw in the rotation.


Even better was the price tag, so I felt like I could splurge on the cutest of sports bras. Only in hot pink.


My $10 shorts probably won’t have the long life of my blue Russell Athletics, but that’s ok. I’m sure those shorts will still be around when they hit middle age.

And while nothing at Russell Athletic even remotely resembles my Blue Shorts of yore, I’ll be tracking down a store near me for my next purchase. Blue Shorts could use a new friend to grow old with. —Erin

Photo grabbed from http://www.target.com

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  1. MizFit says:

    thats my fave bra as well!

    now, if I could only end my pricey love affair with nike trail running shorts.

    any suggestions?


  2. kjl says:

    I love love love Target, but I especially love their Champion line of workout wear! We think alike! 🙂

  3. Jenn says:

    Mizfit: You’re an active girl; you deserve the nike trail running shorts! 🙂

    kjl: The Champion line is great at Target. I seriously cannot go into that store and spend less than $100. The bullseye hypnotizes me to buy, buy, buy…

  4. 2bestrong says:

    Heh heh.
    Yep I have the tendency to ‘hold on’ to all things comfortable, no matter what condition they are in.
    I just threw away a pair of tennis shoes that were..uuhh maybe 7+ yrs old. And I only retired them because the sole was unattached to the shoe!

  5. WeightingGame says:

    i swear I have those shorts!
    Have you tried the cute new running skirts? They’re uber cute…addidas makes great ones.

  6. Erin says:

    I haven’t tried the skirt yet, but Jenn has one and pretty much wants to marry it. It will be a future post, so keep your eyes peeled!