Since the weather has been so delightful lately and spring is on its way-I thought I would give a shout out to my very favorite running skirt: The Lioness!!

It’s no secret that I love Skirt Sports and their Lioness Skirt. I’ve been an ambassador for this incredible company since the fall of 2014. I love everything about the company: the people who run it, their constant devotion to empowering women, and their products. 

I discovered Skirt Sports and the Lioness skirt by accident during a weekend away back in August 2014. My husband and I had taken an anniversary vacation to the gorgeous Wentworth by the Sea. 

Now, let me tell you, before I found Skirt Sports, I did not like running skirts and couldn’t picture myself in one. I thought it would make me less girly and like I was trying too hard to show that I’m a girl who is out there running.

I had 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 didn’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 I 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!


Me in my first skirt!


I test drove the skirt the very next day. It was love at first run, and now I am eating all the words I ever said about running skirts being lame because the Lioness skirt freaking rocks.

Some of my favorite features:

-Comfort. This is very important to me. I love the material-It’s so soft and cozy. It does not chafe me at all. Being that I spend a ton of time in my running clothes, I need them to cause zero pain!! It also doesn’t ride up or need any adjusting. Once I pull the skirt on, it stays exactly where I put it.

-Style. I don’t like longer shorts or longer skirts. I’m a peanut and I like my bottoms to be short and sassy just like me. This skirt is irresistibly flirty. I never worry about it blowing up in the wind and showing my undies, because it has built in shorties underneath. BAM.

-POCKETS. This is my very favorite feature, by FAR. the shorties have two deep side pockets, and the skirt has a back zippered pocket.

This means THREE pockets to put ALL of your stuff in!!!!  Another thing I absolutely love about the pockets is that you can’t tell by looking at me HOW much stuff I actually have crammed inside of them:During the 2015 Boston Marathon, I stuffed 4 GU, my cell phone, portable cell phone charger, phone cord, a key, money, my debit card and some Imodium. (Because you never know). The skirt part is so sassy and bouncy that when you run, it kind of “flutters” around you and you don’t notice the bulging pockets.


I race almost exclusively in this skirt, and do all of my long runs in it. It has every single thing I need during a race/long runs: pockets to hold my endless amounts of stuff, cuteness, and functionality. I also have it in every single color. See below…


For the spring line-Skirt Sports has release 3 amazing new colors..I’ve bought 2/3 so far!

Free Love and Marine/Razz Stardust. I had to own them IMMEDIATELY…

To own your race-perfect skirt, RUN (haha) to the Skirt Sports website! Use code GWR20 for a 20% off discount!


Run Free, Run Strong….And race in Skirt Sports!!!!

xo I’ll be back for an update real soon! 



10 thoughts on “Lionness

  1. We’re really grateful for all the support we’ve received so far. It’s been great to see people that are so down for experimentation in a genre surrounded by nostalgia.

  2. The pockets are totally what convinced me to get a skirt, too! I am obsessed with the lioness because none of the other SS skirts have as many 🙂 Plus the pleats are so adorable and it’s flattering! I’m loving the new prints, too. It’s always so funny to me that the biggest skirt fans tend to be women who used to poo-poo them! I’m a convert 🙂

    • Pockets get me big time! I love the Jette skirt by SS too but the Lioness is my #1 love because of the three pockets! The back zipper pocket is clutch for me because I’m always terrified to drop my house key…or have it crawl mysteriously out of my pocket!!! Happy skirting to you Ali! ☺️

    • Ahhhh-thank you Lisa!!! I miss reading blogs (YOURS BIG TIME!) and I miss writing, too! I didn’t intend to take this long of a break but somehow time had gotten the best of me, so crazy!!! I hope you get to try a Skirt Sports skirt…I love how fun and sassy mine are!:) I have missed our daily interactions…I plan to be back soon!

  3. Those are so cute!! I have two nike skirts that arent ruffled- they’re just flat around- but I have serious thigh chafing issues every time I wear them- how do you avoid that in this skirt?

    • I have a Nike and an Adidas skirt that cause serious chaffing whenever I run in them even with the shorties. They’re comfy so now demoted to non running activities. I’ve never had any problems with sports skirts and chaffing included training for and running a marathon. The shorties stay put for the long haul. Definitely give them a shot!!

  4. Oh these are so cute!! Running fast AND looking super feminine. I’ve always wanted a running skirt but could never justify spending the cash…but now maybe with that generous discount code I can! Oh hubby…. 😉

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