Saturday, November 21, 2009
Tennis players aren't the only athletes that want to look cute!
I also tend to only wear a sports bra or a small tank top when I run, because I chaff very badly under my arms in a shirt. One thing I loved about these skirts was the fact that each one had a matching tank top that was adorable. After wearing the outfit several times to walk the dog and run errands, I decided to test it out for a run. I LOVED it! The skirt stayed exactly where it was supposed to, the tank top didn't chaff my skin at all, and I got several compliments on my run about my "very cute outfit". Every time I went back to Target, they had a new color and a new design, and I loved them so much I usually ended up buying a new outfit each time.
I was running quite a bit this summer, but if I wasn't in "work" clothes, I was almost always in one of my "running skirt" outfits. I ran errands in them, went shopping and to school in them, and of course, I worked out in them. It was a cute work out outfit that beat the Atlanta heat, still looked "girly" and best of all, was comfortable.
I had gotten so used to running in them that I decided to run the Chicago Half Marathon in it, along with my favorite running sports bra/tank from Gracies Gear (www.graciesgearandtraining.com). I got a ton of compliments on it as we lined up for the race, and really liked the pictures that came out afterwards. There are several brands of "running skirts" out there, and most of them are fairly expensive. All of mine have been washed several dozen times, and still look AND FIT like they did the first day I got them-and at the Target price, they were definitely affordable! Each skirt was less than $20 at full price, and if I happened to come in the store when they were changing out colors (which was just about weekly), they were marked down to $14.99.
Once I knew I liked them, they were comfortable, and they would hold up for a long run, I just made sure they were the Champion brand that Target sells, and they had a cute matching tank top. Now that the weather is turning colder, it's back to my Under Armour pants-but I look forward to the Spring when I'll be able to get out my cute running outfits again! Tennis players aren't the only female athletes allowed to wear cute clothes!