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.