I have running friends who I am sure will believe that this post is all about them. Sorry to burst your bubble, it isn’t. It’s about all of us. I’m tired of women saying “I’m too old, too fat, too _________” to wear ________.
Why not you?
If I had a dime for every woman who said they could never wear a running skirt because they’re too old.
Why not? Do you really think other runners are gossiping about you behind your back? Or that spectators are pointing at you and laughing at that old chick who has the gall to run in a skirt?
More likely they’re just in awe of you. Or not thinking about you at all, because most people spend far more time thinking about themselves than others.
How high can you go?
The next thing I hear is “well, I can’t wear a skirt that short”.
Why not? Are the running fashion police going to come along and throw you into the sweeper van? Are short skirts really only for models? Have you even ever tried to run in a short skirt — and how did it feel?
Look, I totally get it.
I really do. I have days when I’m totally confident about my body and then I have days where I just feel frumpy and lumpy. Sometimes both happen in the same day. I’m not a Barbie Doll, never was, never will be. My legs are not my best feature.
If skirts just aren’t your thing, that’s cool. But if you don’t wear them because you care about what other people are thinking about you, that’s just not cool. If you think you’re too old, I’d tell you you’re never too old to wear something that makes you feel good. If you’re scared, just try it. Weren’t you scared at your first race? How’d that go for you?
The most important questions.
Do you feel comfortable in your skirt? Does your skirt give you confidence? Does your skirt make you feel good? Does your skirt allow you the freedom of movement you need to run? Does your skirt have enough pockets to carry your crap (if not, I suggest you check out Skirt Sports, and use code 522CRJ for 15% off regularly priced items — and I personally love the Jette skirts, although there are many other styles I love, too. Just ask me. There’s a skirt for you, I promise!).
These are the only questions that matter. So tell me:
Do you think you’d like a running skirt?
Have you tried a running skirt (and what did you think)?
Do you really think there’s an age cutoff for wearing a running skirt?