Design Review: Running Skirts

3 Oct

When John and I first moved to Texas, we were in a brand new environment–far away from family and everything we’d ever known.  The first thing we did was join a church and small group, where we met some of our best friends in Texas.  The second thing I did was join a running group to train for a marathon.  I thought it would be a good motivator to get in shape and meet new people.  I searched around and settled on a training group run by Fort Worth Running Company.  After first day jitters, I settled into a pace and a couple miles in, turned and met my now longtime friend and running partner, Carla.  Lately, since I’ve been working in Dallas, I haven’t been able to go to the weeknight runs with the group, but I’m excited to join in on the Saturday morning runs now that I’m training again.  There’s just something about watching the sunrise over the Fort Worth skyline 2 miles into a good run (yeah, go ahead and call me crazy).

Anyway, all this to say that when I decided to finally branch out and try out a running skirt, I went to Fort Worth Running Company.  I pretty much know everyone in the store (you run that many miles together, they become family!).  Plus, running skirts are definitely something you want to try on before buying!  I tried on 5 or 6 and settled on the Nike Pacer Running Skirt.  It’s light, airy, loose, and I love it!  I’ve now run in it a couple times and love that it is comfortable, cute and practical at the same time.  It even has a zipper pocket in the back!  I think I’m a convert to running skirts.  The best part?  I took Jack (kitty) to the vet after the run without even changing.  Yep.  Pretty sweet.  What are your thoughts on running skirts?  Have you ever tried them?  Be sure to try them on before buying—there are so many different varieties out there!

And because I’m keeping it real…I took some pictures AFTER a 5 mile run.

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8 Responses to “Design Review: Running Skirts”

  1. Julie L October 3, 2011 at 10:58 am #

    I love running skirts! You might want to check out Skirt Sports too, if you haven’t. I have 2 of their running skirts, 1 of their bike skirts and 1 of their running dresses, all of which I ordered off the internet and they were all true to fit. I love them- they’re cute and comfy. And like you said, I can run errands in them before or after my run and not feel uncomfortable.

    • Jenni October 3, 2011 at 8:45 pm #

      Thanks for the suggestions! A dress, huh? Now that’s one I haven’t tried yet!

  2. Shannon October 3, 2011 at 2:43 pm #

    I still haven’t tried one. It just seems… weird. But you look adorable! And maybe I need to give one a try. You know the whole Chix XC team runs in them don’t you?

    • Jenni October 3, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

      I hear ya! That’s why it’s taken me so long to even try one! And no, I had no idea that the Chix XC team runs in them! How chic–way to go Coach Y! Hope the girls are buying extra chapstick looking so cute!

  3. Judi October 3, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

    I’d never heard or seen a running skirt so was expecting something like a tennis skirt. I agree with you…they’re very cute. It looks nice. Good job!

  4. Carla October 3, 2011 at 9:04 pm #

    Cute skirt! they had these on sale but none in my size 😦
    I do have an Adidas running skirt, also from FWRCO – I’ve only run in it once (too hot to run in it this summer) but am looking forward to many more miles in it!

  5. Chad October 4, 2011 at 9:03 am #

    Training for anything fun?

  6. Stephanie October 5, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    Of course I love running in a skirt! I’m used to wearing tennis skirts 24/7, especially in the summer, but I’ve never tried on a running skirt. Will have to try it out! I never wear running shorts or many shorts in general.

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