Friday, June 04, 2010

My Final Decision

So I think that I have officially made my final decision regarding running skirts.

Now, some of you look so darn cute in them and they fit all perfectly and it works for you, so that's awesome. Please don't take this as a knock on you. It's just that every time I try to run in one, I feel like a freaking idiot, yet everyone else seems to look all cute and stuff, and I think I finally realized why.

In my past life, I was a cheerleader for 5 years. I had to wear this SUPER short polyester blue and white skirt at least once a week. Enter the fact that I was not 100 pounds but pretty much 5'8 ever since, like, kindergarten, and wearing that thing got really old, really fast. In fact, even the girls who were 90 pounds soaking wet felt self-conscious at times, because it was so short. One of my buddies said it best: "If that thing wasn't a cheerleading skirt, you'd be totally violating the dress code." Often we wore plaid boxer shorts underneath which made it slightly better. Plaid flannel, of course, because it was the '90s. I know. Real hawt.

Anyway, fast forward to 2010. I love how cute people look in those skirts so I get a couple and try to wear them. And every time I run in them I feel like the biggest tool. I just can't seem to take myself seriously and run hard on the track or do a tempo run in a skirt. And I think I figured out why.

All I can think about when I'm running down the street in that thing is, "Self, you look like a jackass running around in a freaking cheerleading skirt."

So, I have officially decided they will be for chillaxing after a race, throwing on after a swim, or pretty much anything but actual running. This girl will be sticking to shorts. And I'll continue to be a little jealous of those that can pull off the skirt look well. I'm so not one of those people.

10 comments:

建霖 said...
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Karen said...

It is funny how previous life experiences play a role in how you view things. I totally get it. I am really into tennis and whenever I put on a running skirt I feel like I am running in a tennis skirt and it seems strange. I embrace the skirt though now. It just seems to feel cooler in the summer to me.

ItchyBits said...

I personally think running and cycling skirts are kinda goofy - and for the recreational set. Never wanted one for anything but post-training or playing tennis.

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

I have a couple of running skirts too. I have worn them every now and then, but when I have to decide what to run in I almost always choose my shorts. Maybe someday I won't feel as self-conscience as I do in one, but that hasn't happened yet. It's a bummer though b/c they are just so cute!

JP Severin said...

I like the chineses comment above... what exactly is this

"sex story,辣妹影片直播 辣妹一夜情 辣妹有"


Anyway, your blog is bomb. I would read a book of yours. You write like hemmingway if he were intelligent, funny, charming, and a woman. That's a compliment.

TxTriSkatemom said...

I have humongous thighs, even at my lowest weight, so I *need* the running skirt to cover said thighs. After seeing race pix in shorts that rode up and comparing them to race pix where I wore the skirt & it covered my inner thighs, I may never wear anything but a running skirt again. Ever.

petkovsek.3 said...

Funny that you wrote on this topic! I wore one while running around the Cleveland 1/2 course for my dad and saw a pic and thought, YIKES! Another good options is to use it as a cover up. I did that on my last trip and got many compliments!

Pharmie said...

I like running skirts but can't seem to keep them from creeping up. I finally gave up a year or two ago. They make GREAT lounging around the house clothes - super comfy and not at all weird. Good luck finding use for yours!

Sara said...

I know...right? What the heck is up with these crazy Chinese-ish comments with secret subliminal messages in them?! I think I may have to turn on Comment Modification...they are really starting to annoy me. Deleting it now!

Amber said...

Hey, this is my first comment, and I know I'm totally weeks late, but I can't resist.

I feel like a tool running in my skirt too.

But I'm pregnant right now, and the running skirt seems like it might be the only thing that can keep up with the belly expansion right now. So I'm running only in the skirt (around 4am when no one can see me, and see all the walk breaks, and all the jiggling) because it is all I have left! Better not to stretch out all my fav shorts too...

I also wanted to say thank you for posting about your preggo weight issues. It is really helping me to remember that there are women out there who were/are athletic, who weren't happy with all the weight they gained while pregnant, who still came back and are athletic again. You are my inspiration right now!