Running shirtless in the city

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    Jun 14, 2014 10:44 PM GMT
    Hi everyone. It's summer time, and I want to go running shirtless. I run on a lake shore, so it's okay there because it's casual, but to go there, I have to run through some crowded streets, and I feel uncomfortable to be almost naked, only shorts, in the middle of fully-clothed people ... Should I ?
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    Jun 14, 2014 10:46 PM GMT
    Shirts suck. I hardly wear them, though I do take one with me and put it on before going into an establishment that requires one.
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    Jun 14, 2014 10:47 PM GMT
    Anything goes, nowadays. Used to be a man would not consider wearing shorts in the city.
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    Jun 14, 2014 10:51 PM GMT
    DO IT!!!
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    Jun 14, 2014 10:55 PM GMT
    Run with a shirt when you leave. When you get to the lake, take the shirt off. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 15, 2014 12:39 AM GMT
    Follow the law. Here in NYC women by law are free to stroll around shirtless. Not many observe the law.
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    Jun 15, 2014 2:33 AM GMT
    Thank the gods for small favors...
  • venue35

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    Jun 15, 2014 2:35 AM GMT
    Run shoeless too...
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    Jun 15, 2014 2:55 AM GMT
    Jouissez Votre Liberté.

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  • mybud

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    Jun 15, 2014 3:19 AM GMT
    There's a guy older than Moses that runs the trails where I run.He wears a speedo, no shoes. If he has the nuts to do this,you're golden.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jun 15, 2014 3:26 AM GMT
    Use a loose tank top and then you can either tuck in the back of your shorts, or wrap it around your head, or pull the front up over your ... the later is the sexier looking
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jun 15, 2014 3:29 AM GMT
    mybud saidThere's a guy older than Moses that runs the trails where I run.He wears a speedo, no shoes. If he has the nuts to do this,you're golden.


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    Jun 15, 2014 3:32 AM GMT
    My response may be a bit biased because I love to watch hot shirtless guys jog by me haha.

    Regarding whether it's "weird" to run shirtless through crowded streets, hmm.... If I'm one of those fully clothed pedestrians, whether I would feel offended or not depends on:

    - Acceptable conditions: Peak jogging hours (early morning or evenings), or common jogging trail / side street / tourist street, or you look really good shirtless (sorry I know this sounds shallow but let's face it, most people would be more forgiving if the guy running through is "hot")
    - Unacceptable conditions: Downtown office street during office hours when you're running through a bunch of busniess people, or you have really bad BO as you're running through.

    If you can find side streets to run through that would be great. Otherwise if it's a crowded street and it's in the unacceptable conditions bucket, wipe yourself with a towel and slow down/walk through the crowded street.
  • MikeW

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    Jun 15, 2014 3:39 AM GMT
    dragonsunny said...or you have really bad BO as you're running through.

    Maybe if you're rank, like haven't bathed in a week. But otherwise nothing quite like a hot sweaty man, business district or no.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Jun 15, 2014 3:41 AM GMT
    You're 21. Do what you want!
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    Jun 15, 2014 3:48 AM GMT
    MikeW said
    dragonsunny said...or you have really bad BO as you're running through.

    Maybe if you're rank, like haven't bathed in a week. But otherwise nothing quite like a hot sweaty man, business district or no.

    I know right? If you got good hygiene, you'll smell a little "salty" during a hot run. If you smell like road kill, then you probably smell like road kill all the time. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 15, 2014 3:49 AM GMT
    mybud saidThere's a guy older than Moses that runs the trails where I run.He wears a speedo, no shoes. If he has the nuts to do this,you're golden.

    I love running by the beach. Every now and then, I'll see a guy training for a triathlon, running on the sand in speedos.
  • mybud

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    Jun 15, 2014 3:54 AM GMT
    xrichx said
    mybud saidThere's a guy older than Moses that runs the trails where I run.He wears a speedo, no shoes. If he has the nuts to do this,you're golden.

    I love running by the beach. Every now and then, I'll see a guy training for a triathlon, running on the sand in speedos.
    But I'm talking about trails where you run through forests,green space..
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    Jun 15, 2014 3:55 AM GMT
    mybud said
    xrichx said
    mybud saidThere's a guy older than Moses that runs the trails where I run.He wears a speedo, no shoes. If he has the nuts to do this,you're golden.

    I love running by the beach. Every now and then, I'll see a guy training for a triathlon, running on the sand in speedos.
    But I'm talking about trails where you run through forests,green space..
    You mean the trails where the mountain bikers have to slam on the brakes during fast descents cause the runners have their earphones in and don't hear them coming? icon_lol.gif
  • mybud

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    Jun 15, 2014 7:31 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    mybud said
    xrichx said
    mybud saidThere's a guy older than Moses that runs the trails where I run.He wears a speedo, no shoes. If he has the nuts to do this,you're golden.

    I love running by the beach. Every now and then, I'll see a guy training for a triathlon, running on the sand in speedos.
    But I'm talking about trails where you run through forests,green space..
    You mean the trails where the mountain bikers have to slam on the brakes during fast descents cause the runners have their earphones in and don't hear them coming? icon_lol.gif
    nahh...Us Kansan's are polite
  • helloandgoodb...

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    Jun 15, 2014 7:55 PM GMT
    none of us can help ArkiTo become comfortable shirtless. He only has one partial view shirtless pic in his profile, so he probably needs to get more comfortable with his body image before he starts running shirtless.
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    Jun 15, 2014 11:26 PM GMT
    i say do it. you're exercising and most people will just think you're hot. they might even think you're hot icon_cool.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jun 15, 2014 11:33 PM GMT
    ArkiTo saidHi everyone. It's summer time, and I want to go running shirtless. I run on a lake shore, so it's okay there because it's casual, but to go there, I have to run through some crowded streets, and I feel uncomfortable to be almost naked, only shorts, in the middle of fully-clothed people ... Should I ?
    Come on man, you are in Toronto which is a very progressive, accepting city. With a beautiful physique like yours, why not run through downtown Toronto shirtless. I am more than sure that there are several athletic, sexy guys like yourself who run shirtless along Yonge Street, University Avenue, and Bay Street to get to the waterfront. Hell I wouldn't doubt if you see some guys running in a speedo through downtown Toronto in the hot summer months. I have been told that you can do pretty much whatever you want in Toronto providing you don't break the law. So run shirtless in your skimpy running shorts and send us photosicon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gif
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    Jun 16, 2014 12:18 AM GMT
    Yes, wardrobe etiquette is ruled by where you are, but this is trumped by the activity you're engaged in. For example, if you were at a black tie event and an electrician were called to fix an electrical problem, you wouldn't expect him to show up in a tuxedo would you? So run with your shirt off. However if you think you might want to stop in a cafe along your run for a bite to eat, tuck a shirt in your waistband like I do and you're ready for anything!
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    Jun 16, 2014 2:59 AM GMT
    I do it all the time. . . my run takes me through several neighborhoods / business districts. It's totally fine.