I didn't know if I was going to get my long run in today or tomorrow, it just all depended on who I could find to watch the kids. I was hoping for today but it didn't look good. My husband had to leave the house at 7 am for work, I got up early with the intention of getting some miles in before he left, unfortunalty the kids got up early too and wanted some attention so that by the time I got out the door I only had 45 minutes to run which is clearly not enough for a 14 mile run. I decided maybe when I came back I could find someone to watch the kids and then continue on with only a slight interruption. When i got back to the house my kids were getting ready to go to work with their Dad...YAY! So I helped them get out the door and I got myself back out the door and finished my long run. 4.2 miles with a 30 minute break and then 10 more miles.
Long run done. When I stepped outside for part two of the run it was deceptively cool outside due to the sun being behind the clouds. It felt soo good, but I knew it wouldn't last long. It last about 3/4 of a mile and then no more cloud cover :(
My friend BranDee had ordered a RunningSkirts skirt and when she got it decided it was too small for her, so she let me try it. You may or may not remember my first and only other RunningSkirts run HERE which was a total fail even though a ordered the size they recommended. I sent that skirt to my little sister to try out. Secretly I did not give up on RunningSkirts though, so when BranDee offered me this one which was a size up then the previous one I jumped on it. It felt so much better than the first. The underwear stayed but, the skirt did not ride up. It felt comfortable and I didn't feel like I was showing my backside to the world or the two people that drove by me on my run today. BranDee had ordered the size they recommended for her too, but it was clearly too tight for her. I know they say they are supposed to be snug, but we both agreed that it just was not flattering when the skirt was too snug.
I had the side pockets stuffed full of energy chews. I was a little afraid that they would weight the skirt down too much and it would fall as a ran, but I had no problems with it. Never even noticed they were there once I started running.
And the after picture inside the house because I was hot and wanted to get out of the sun. Love the skirt and would definely get another in this size and not the size they recommend. Maybe I am just too bootylicious to wear the size they recommend. lol In this picture you can also see that I have the back pocket stuffed now. I wanted to see if it would bother me, didn't notice it either.
Just curious if anyone else likes the size they recommend or if you would rather wear one a size up from what they recommend like BranDee and I.
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Have a great weekend. What is your favorite brand of running skirt? or if you are not a skirt person what is your favorite shorts/capris whatever to run in? and why?
You look cute in the skirt! I would love to try one out--it's probably the next running purchase I will make. I just run in plain shorts, so boring!ReplyDelete
Great run! I have breaks in all my weekday runs, so I know how hard it can be to start again! :)ReplyDelete
I have not ordered a skirt from RunningSkirts (I have ordered the compression socks! They are so cute!) I have ordered the Smash Dress and CYA Skirts from Atheta. I have been pretty happy with both purchases. I think I could have gone down a size with the Atheta skirt.ReplyDelete
I have to run in spandex. without fail, if I try any other type of cover, I chafe like the devil! But the skirt is super cute.ReplyDelete
Looking smashing as always!! The skirt looks super cute with your turquoise shirt!! So happy it works for you...I may have to try the next size up! Great long run too!ReplyDelete
Cute skirt! I totally have to get more skirts!ReplyDelete
What a nice hubby to take the kids to work! With your superspeed, you totally could have packed those 14 miles into 45 minutes. I LOVE running skirts from skirtsports. They are longer, with longer shorts underneath, so no riding up, and they have a great pocket. You look absolutely adorable in that skirt though.ReplyDelete
How great that your husband helped you out today and you got your run in.ReplyDelete
You look cute, as you always do, in that skirt and top!
yay, super sweet of your hubs to watch the kids while you finished up... i really want a running skirt! so cute.ReplyDelete
I like the skirt and I would love one!ReplyDelete
I dont have any...I want to try them at the Expo next week, they will be at the Disney Half Marathon. I need a skirt that is long enough for me!
and I need a drawstring! my biggest problem is being tall and not big so I need long but small waist...
shorts: I have Nike, Under A and Fila all in the same size. Under A runs really small...and Fila is more roomy, they cover more...For long runs I do prefer the FILA. I like the Nike better than Under A.
I had to go up a size on the runningskirts too -- and that really ended up not working out for me either with the panty -- because it rides up and ends up driving me crazy. Unfortunately I didn't realize that by just trying it on so I'm stuck. I need to try one with the shorts -- or just give up on runningskirts. I just tried a Skirt Sport running skirt and I love the short in it but feel dumpy in the skirt -- gah. I can't seem to find the perfect one though I still prefer them to shorts.ReplyDelete
Happy to hear that the skirt worked for you! I love all of mine!ReplyDelete
so far i have liked the size they suggested. totally had the same experience with the gus today...i had my pockets stuffed and the skirt took it like a champ. haha! great job on your run!ReplyDelete
Cute skirt! I like my North Face running skirts.ReplyDelete
You look cute in your skirt. :)ReplyDelete
I would prefer to try on my running clothes in a store than to order it online/via telephone... I have done it a few times and it just didn't fit well.
You look great in your skirt! I only have one so far and it is a medium skirt by Nike. I have the bootylicious problem too. I use Nike Tempo shorts (when on sale) or BCG from Academy (which is a great price). I also have a lightweight capri that I got from a local dollar store that I love.ReplyDelete
As always, you rock those skirts and make them look great. I don't have one, but I'm open to the idea...ReplyDelete