When I saw the whole skirt thing make its appearance at the start lines I said “over my dead body”. 

You have to understand…. despite what my mom and sis will say about me being high maintenance (it’s really only because it takes me an hour to straighten my hair) and despite my mom calling me her ‘little glitter girl’ – I am NOT girly.



My idea of ‘dressing up’ is a top with some sort of ruffle or embellishment with jeans.  Last night to our 6 year anniversary dinner I had on a ruffled top with khaki shorts and wedges.   I think the last time I wore a dress was when I was pregnant approx 3 years ago – and it was my wedding/funeral dress (sadly worn to 1 wedding and 2 funerals) – and I got it for $9.99 at Ross.

So you can understand how I would be totally opposed to a RUNNING SKIRT.  Running just seems like the last place you need to worry about fashion.  I typically throw on my favorite shorts and shirt – regardless if they match, my Newtons which because of their neon orange/green color scheme go with NOTHING, and my favorite red/white Newton Headsweats visor.  Yes, I clash…. horribly.

Well the other day I went to Heather’s house and she had just gotten in her new ‘Mums in Bloom’ running skirt from runningskirts.com.  TOTALLY cute!!!!  Loved the way it looked!  I suddenly felt this urge to update my running wardrobe and maybe at least make an attempt to look a little more put together on race days.

Stay tuned to Heather’s review on the running skirt from runningskirts.com I may be willing to try – but not sure if I will ever fully convert to the skirt.

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3 Responses to Skirting the Issue – Pam’s take on running skirts

  1. Holly says:

    I agree about the price. I wanted one but couldnt justify the price. I usually buy all my gear from Target, usualy on clearance. They have totally cute running skirts for about 20. The Hubs got me one for our anniversary and its awesome. Its got one back pocket and nice longish spandex shorts underneath.

  2. Liz says:

    I'm in the same boat. I'm sure there must be some reason the cost so much, right? ;) I cam up with my own cheep solution. http://mommytomarathon.blogspot.com/2011/07/new-clothes.html But Old Navy carries running skirts too, I got one that I'm working toward fitting in. Just a thought.

  3. jillconyers says:

    I own one Nike running skirt that I bought when I thought I just couldn't take one more run in my Nike shorts. I'm sure you know the style that comes in a bazillion colors and patterns. So the running skirt? Love it but as much as I love it I can't seem to bring myself to spend that kind of money for another one.

    Holly, I haven't seen them at Target. I'm going to check next time I'm there.

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