Saturday, March 19, 2011
Do you skirt?
I like the motto that: "It isn't how fast you run, but how good you look doing it!" With that being true, I also started skirting for other reasons. In the beginning it was because I wanted to cover my... well, large bum that was squished into spandex. As I lost weight, it just felt right to wear skirts.
As I mentioned before, when I skirt, I get stares, honks, smiles, glares, double takes, and even comments (some good, some bad). I have been called: Skirt girl, Skirt babe, Skirt-tard (yeah for another day), and Skirt Flirt.
Bob jokes sometimes that he is going to chase my skirt, which I take as a compliment... a new term for getting "chicked" at a race? TriGuru isn't really a fan, but I think it is because I am all matchy-matchy, not necessarily because I am wearing a skirt.
While some people say that skirters may not take their running seriously, I scoff at them. I know a LOT of FAST runners that prefer skirts. Reasons differ, but really it should not matter. Why do some runners prefer spandex and others prefer shorts? Why do some runners (ME) take time to actually pick out an outfit to run in that matches while others just grab whatever comes out of their drawer first? Does it make either of them a better runner or that they take the sport more serious?
I have had some luck while skirting too. Remember that New Years Day 5k where I met Candida? We had matching skirts... and instantly starting talking. It was nice. On the Turkey Trot, I had spectactors yell, "Nice Skirt" and it made me smile. Skirting has not exactly made its way to my area yet.
I started running in Nike skirts, then moves to a irunlikeagirl skirt (wore during MCM), and now I prefer runningskirts.com.
To enter the giveaway, you must:
1. Be a follower of my blog and leave a comment so I know you what in.
2. If you already skirt, tell me a story about your skirt wearing experience. If you do not already skirt, tell me why you want to start to skirt.
Extra entries: for blogging about the giveaway, tweeting, Facebooking... etc. Leave a separate comment for each.
Winner will be announced on March 26th (after I finish the National Half Marathon). All entries need to be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time on March 25th.
Posted by Jen at 8:40 PM