I have a confession: I have never liked running skirts.
……There…I said it! ……
…..I’ve never put that out here on the blog before because so many of my running friends and readers wear them. And it’s not nice, and
my mom would be mad if I wasn’t I like to be nice!!
It’s weird that I don’t like them-I love dresses so why don’t/wouldn’t I want to run in a cute little skirt? To me-I always felt like It would be as if I was “trying too hard” to show I’m a girl who is running-sort of ‘over the top’ trying to show the world that Girls Run Too!! ……..I know, it’s dumb and I make no sense. Aaah..well…I guess that’s what makes me ME.
All that changed this past weekend. My husband Greg and I went away to the Wentworth by The Sea in Newcastle, NH to celebrate our anniversary…
This hotel is GORGEOUS! It has two restaurants, two pools, a spa, and a million gorgeous beach spots all around it. It’s right next to a little beach called “Great Island Common” where we took our engagement pictures. A bit pricey(think Boston prices)– but worth it for a special occasion! This little area is really special to us, so I was super excited to go!
Anyway…moving back to The Running Skirt…I’ve been searching for a while for an awesome pair of shorts with a bunch of pockets. I wanted something to stuff my GUs in for long runs so I don’t have to wear a wrist pocket or my flip belt. Less is more!!! On our travels, we stopped at Runners Alley in downtown Portsmouth Nh. I saw this cute little skirt, and was floored when I lifted up the ‘skirt’ part and saw the two deep side pockets that looked like I could easily fit my phone and a couple GU in there. PLUS— the skirt had a zippered back pocket which i knew I would use to put my housekey/money/debit card. I should’ve just bought the skirt on the spot because zippered pockets actually make me a little too excited…but I didn’t. In my head I kept saying “You don’t like running skirts.”
BUT….After a delicious lunch…I made my husband turn around and buy the skirt that I could not get off of my mind!!
I even tried it on back at our hotel in FULL running gear because I was way, way too excited to wear it on a run!
I test drove it the next day. I loooooove it and now I am eating all the words I ever said about running skirts being lame because this one freaking rocks. it’s so comfy, didn’t chafe and I loved it’s “flirty” look. It’s short and sassy and the knowledge of having shorts underneath it made me NOT worry that my skirt was blowing up in the wind!
I love the pockets- my only complaint is of my own stupidity: Silly me forgot to lock my phone before heading out to run. I managed to take 17 pocket pictures–some of which were embarrassingly uploaded to IG by my phone/pocket (the two of them were in cahoots!)
So I think I’m now a skirt convert, I can’t Believe it! The one I bought is from Skirtsport I’m already pumped to buy another!
When is the last time you ate your words??