Heads up…I’m probably going to do a lot of swearing in the post. So here’s the thing, maternity running tights do not seem to exist. I’ve gone through many a Google shame spiral trying to find pants and this includes some very um…questionably named maternity gear on Amazon.
I’ve tried sizing up from my normal workout pant size with varying success. The Oiselle Meter tights up a size made for some very comfy Barre, gym, and dammit leggings are pants, pants.
However, trying to run in them resulted in me showing more butt crack then a plumber (plumbers are fair game today since ours has stood us up yet again).
I tried my ride or die CompressionZ leggings today. I wore this particular pair for the North Face 50K and they felt great and supportive before I tried running. Then, once again, I had to run with one hand holding up my pants (why do maternity suspenders not exist). I’ve worn CompressionZ leggings for up to 68 miles ish (got lost on a 100K) and yet they rolled off my belly and settling 2 inches north of ye olde booty crack.
I’ve tried the Oiselle Bolt tights that I bought on Poshmark. Super cute and stretchy, but in a size medium they went up almost to my neckline and the gusset in the crotch fell out in the first wear to Barre class…so that’s a no for running. I emailed them and asked if they would be back in stock at some point and they ignored my email so this may be why I refuse to pay retail for Oiselle.
I tried the Amazon brand with a million rave reviews the Oalka leggings and I sized up to a medium. They fit ok in the waist but the rest of me looked like the saggy baggy elephant and once they started to stretch…DOWN went the pants.
Lululemon even failed me. I found an older style on Poshmark of the In the Flow crops and wore them to Barre. Then, I was on the way to my kiddos’ school for their Fun Run and realized I had a fun run myself…right down the backside of my pants. Yes, the absolute best time to have a run in your ass is when you’re at an elementary school. I had a longer shirt so there was no psychological scaring for me or my children. However, when my oldest asked me to run some laps, I thought…well this is my chance to test them for running. THEY ALSO FELL OFF.
So sizing up…not working so well. My butt and hips and everything else are the pre-pregnancy size and the only thing that has changed is that I now have massive boobs that make sports bras impossible and my belly is bigger. I’m short waisted so I tend to go OUT really fast and I’m still running and teaching cycle and Barre. I’m taking suggestions…what pants have worked for you to run in?
Don’t get me started on trying to figure out my next pair of running shoes.