Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The Great Running Skirt Debate

I am adding my 2 cents worth to the big question: Running skirt: To wear or not to wear?

I was reading someone's blog a while ago and she had posted that Walmart carried running skirts. I apologize to this blogger, as I can no longer remember where I read it to give proper credit. But, I was thrilled at the news that I could go buy a very cheap skirt and also be able to actually try it on for fit and comfort before purchasing. So, last week I made a trip to the local Walmart and purchased this cute little number for less than $10. Gotta love that.

I apologize that I won't be posting any action shots in the skirt, but since I couldn't possibly look better in the skirt than the running blogfather did, I felt the effort would be in vain. (Not to mention that I didn't have anyone to take my picture and I am still trying out the new shoes on the treadmill. And I figure that pics of treadmill running would bore everyone to tears.)

So, the review.... Once I got over the fact that I was actually running in a skirt, I really liked the feel of it. It was very comfortable around the waist. It stayed in place for the whole 3 mile run, without once riding up or needing readjusted. It felt light and comfortable, but at the same time I never felt exposed. I believe that it would offer a much needed solution to my issue of hating to run in shorts as long as it was a short run. But, I think that I would end up with a lot of chafing of my inner thighs if I tried a long run in it. Overall, I was very pleased with the performance of the skirt, and may consider adding a few more to my running wardrobe.


  1. I'm not actually from Michigan, but live in the Ann Arbor area. Not sure where Milford is...I need to brush up on my Michigan geography!

    I love the idea of running in a skirt, by the way...I may have to stop at Target this week!

  2. Great post! I still don't think I'll be running in skirts but I'm hoping to find some good shorts as well. enjoy the skirt

  3. I also hate running shorts, but I love the look of the running skirts (even if my daughter calls me a girlie girl when I asked her opinion on them). I'm going to have to pickup some soon and give them a try.

  4. I have two Wal-mart skirts and the Triks gym girl. the gym girl shorts are much longer and therefore really help with the chafing. I love my skirts and hate when they are dirty and I HAVE to run in shorts. A bike skirt is on my wish list now!

  5. I don't have a running skirt yet - might try one soon. I do run in short shorts though, and find that Body Glide really helps fight the chub rub on sweaty long run days. I even keep a tiny sample version of BG in my running belt for re-applications.

  6. I've run a half marathon and a few 5Ks in a running skirt. They're great. So glad to see that a more budget-minded version is available. Thanks for the tip!