So, I love to run in shorts—either inside or when the weather is nice enough outside. When running skirts first came out a few years back, I noticed them for bikers and I thought, “really? this is what they need to do to get women to bike?” I thought it was a fad. Then I saw runners wearing them—good, fast, persistent runners. I still stuck with my shorts. Mostly because I am not a fast runner. But, also because I am a bit self-conscious.
See, I definitely fit into the category of “fit bottomed girl.” I can’t deny the weight that I hold in the hips, butt, and thighs and quite frankly I don’t want to draw any more attention to that area.
I love skirts—for hiking. Skirts for hiking are great. They give you far more freedom to take giant steps up at a steep incline. And, well they are cute when you are getting dirty out on the trails. Shouldn’t it be the same for running.
I received my first running skirt through my YMX ambassadorship. I love it—it’s a beautiful print, the same silky lightweight material that wicks sweat as all their other clothing. And oh so comfortable when I try it on. But, I don’t feel beautiful in it. I feel large. (Seriously, if this isn’t a girl’s only post, I don’t know what is). I really like the skirt, but the minute I pick up the pace to anything faster than a walk I feel like I am drawing attention to myself.
To be fair, I think that the skirt is a bit large. I got it in a medium, but here’s where you come in—should they be a bit on the form fitting snug side? I feel like this is a lot of material.
To also be fair, I haven’t made it past the front of my house in this skirt. Perhaps with a bit more persuasion I can become more confident in wearing something that is suppose to be girly when working out.
Running skirts—love them or hate them? Why? So, I just put the skirt on and asked my fashionista, JWail what he thought while I ran around the house. The verdict—he said cute, but I need a smaller size. So, maybe that is my whole problem.