While I am a Skirt Sports ambassador, I had this post planned before the summer sale was announced. I guess that makes me a really good ambassador. LOL. Linking up with Zenaida and Kim to discuss my first ~ six months running in a skirt.
If you had asked me a year ago whether I’d ever run in a skirt, I probably would have said you were crazy. I don’t wear skirts as part of my regular wardrobe, dislike sports that make women wear skirts while men can wear shorts and didn’t understand the appeal of running in a skirt. To be honest, I didn’t even wear shorts in a race until almost a year ago.
And then I began to read more about them – especially that they had pockets. I ran for the first time with Darlene last August and I saw how comfortable she seemed to be in a skirt on a hot summer night and I began to give it some thought.
I don’t actually know when I ordered my first Skirt, but I quickly came to love that black and white lotta breeze capri.
and I even wore it for the Fort Lauderdale Half Marathon after taking it for a spin on a long training run. The twitter caption of dirt in a skirt is still so often true.
It took some trial and error on sizing and pocket weight. While I wore a different Lotta Breeze capris for the NYC Half, I dealt with some more sliding and chafing than I had in Fort Lauderdale. I realized it was the weight of the iPhone X in my pocket. Hasn’t happened since as I’ve learned to hold or otherwise deal with the phone in the rare moments I run with it
I quickly fell in love with the pockets and how comfortable they were and added another pattern Lotta Breeze and my first skirt to gym workout routines
As winter turned into spring, I began to appreciate an understated element of the skirts: keeping jumpies decent. Top one is a venture into the Lotta Breeze skirt and the bottom is my beloved Gym Girl, the model I quickly fell in love with.
As spring turned into summer I tried two more models: Cascade and Cool It. I LOVE Cascade, but jury is out on Cool It with only one wearing.
and I wrapped June wearing Skirt for something not even running related: pockets for the Pride March. This could also have been captioned the return of dirt in a skirt since city dirt plus sunscreen = dusty mess. But oh this was the perfect wardrobe choice
I am so glad I “discovered” Skirt. Would I have been fine continuing to run in leggings and shorts? Probably. Am I glad I’m not? Absolutely. One of the best and unexpected benefits is how they fit on short people like me — I’m 5’2. the Pocketopia capris are nearly full length tights – something that doesn’t exist at my height without some major folding back. And Lotta Breeze hit where capris should, they don’t turn into full length pants!
Do I have a favorite? That’s a tough call.
- Gym Girl is comfortable and mostly do not move around. They’re my go-to for short runs or any gym cross training.
- Cascade has become my BFF for longer runs as I love the fit and how well they stay put.
- Lotta Breeze – my first love, which I haven’t touched since April due to weather. I look forward to wearing them and Pocketopia more in fall & winter when I’m outdoors.
I look forward to seeing what the fall lineup brings and how a change in my training pattern influences which skirt I grab. I still don’t wear skirts in my day to day life, so I’m not sure I see Skirt being part of my regular wardrobe. The ones that I tend to run in would be too short for daily wear for my professional world, but I can totally see them as a summer casual option similar to when I toss on a pair of shorts. If I’m running indoors and don’t need the pockets, I’ll still occasionally wear my old leggings. But outdoors I love the freedom of not needing to wear the race belt for metrocard, keys and gels.
- Do you have any Skirt favorites I should try?
- Any wardrobe changes that changed your running experiences?
- Do your run clothes sometimes creep into your non running world?
For anyone who isn’t an ambassador, although I think everyone here has considered them, here is the sale info:
Save up to 60% off on Spring/Summer 2019 product, and don’t forget to check out the Skirt Outlet for screaming deals up to 80% off. Some exceptions may apply, no additional discounts, sale ends July 14th. Shop here with my code.