Okay, I’ll admit it. Before running in a skirt, I just didn’t get it. What was the point of wearing shorts then having an extra piece of cloth over it? Other than being super cute – I just didn’t see the point of them.
Well abiding by my own “don’t knock it til you’ve tried it” motto, I gave it a shot. I had already owned a Victor skirt so I dug it out and did 14k in it then my interval training in it a couple days afterwards. And you know what… I loved it!
My spandex shorts tend to ride up (I have at least 10 pairs and they all ride up) and the shorts under the skirt was no exception (they didn’t have those grippy things unfortunately but I think the Lululemon ones do…) and usually I spend a lot of time annoyingly adjusting them so I don’t feel too exposed. However, having the skirt on top meant that as my shorts rode up, I was still fully covered! I can totally see why if ladies are uncomfortable with running in tight spandex shorts wanting the skirt there to keep themselves feeling less exposed while enjoying the ease of running in spandex.
Also, recently I’ve gained around 5-7 lbs and it’s gone to my stomach and thighs (never my boobs… seriously.) and I’ve been more conscious of how they look in my shorts so with the skirt, it really helps soothe my self esteem.
So my verdict? Love it! Give it a go! I felt super girly while sweating and panting life a hog and felt less exposed as my shorts rode up.
QOTD: do you run in a skirt? Do you like it? Are you against it? Are you a dude curious about trying one?
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