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Over the past few years, I’ve been buying running gear from small specialty companies. I like supporting companies that are dedicated to the sport of running at all levels, and their unique designs, fabrics, and construction result in well-fitting gear that’s comfortable to run in. Janji fits this description to a T, and I love all the gear I’ve bought from them (running tights for my husband and the Runpaca shirt for myself). Their customer service is amazing too – when the ankle zipper pull on my husband’s tights broke, they sent a replacement pair immediately.
Now on to the 2-in-1 Pace Short. My kids gave me these for Christmas (that is, I bought them for myself, wrapped them, and told the kiddos it was their gift to me) and I’m impatiently waiting for the weather to warm up so I can wear them running outside. And at only $46, these shorts are affordable (maybe even affordable enough for your kids to get you for Mother’s Day!). I am about 5′ 8″ and 150 pounds, and the size L is the most comfortable for me in shorts. A size M short fit as well, but I prefer my gear a little loose (that being said, I prefer the size M for their tops).
These shorts have an inner compression layer and an outer loose layer. No more flashing people when you stretch, and no more inner-thigh chafing. The inner layer has a lay-flat pocket where you can stash your phone, ID, or key.
The compression layer is slightly longer than the outer, lightweight layer; the outer layer is slightly longer in the back than the front of the shorts. The compression layer seamlessly turns into the waistband, which is nice and wide with a drawstring just to keep things more snug.