Now that winter has reached its full fury here in Texas (translation: the temperature dropped below freezing. Twice!), I’ve been forced to bust out my running tights. When I first got tights a few years ago, I felt very self-conscious wearing them. Now, not so much. Sure, I got a few stares as I strolled onto the train wearing my tights this morning, having just run 9+ miles to get there. But I don’t let it bother me as much as I used to.
However, it seems that I may be in the minority of males who don’t cover up their running tights with a pair of running shorts. I’ve never done that before, but am I supposed to? I always figured that as long as I’m not showing copious amounts of moose knuckle, I’m ok (don’t worry, I linked to the urban dictionary definition and not to photos – I don’t want to see photos of moose knuckle either). Am I wrong though? Should males be covering up their running tights with shorts?