Friday, May 14, 2010

Running - In a Skirt!

photo credit: skirt sports website

I am known for my spontenaity. When I was single I used to plan impromptu trips when the mood hit me and travel to interesting places on a whim. As a wife and a parent I don't have the flexibility to just go when I want to but that impetuousness still lives in me. Remember when I mentioned I was going to run a 5K in June? And it is May? Well, tomorrow I am running a 5K. I tried on a running skirt at the running store where I was fitted for my shoes on Monday and although I loved the skirt, I didn't love the pricetag.

When I got home I did some research and found out about this race on Saturday, which includes a running skirt with the price of the registration - part of the proceeds from the race are going to research for childhood cancer so of course that is another big selling point for me!

At the moment I am feeling nervous anticipation. This is my first 5K in years and although I ran for 35 minutes on Wednesday, I am still nervous. Of course I want to do something with this energy. I feel compelled to exercise, running is not an option but I feel like moving! I know I should rest so I am just going to count down the minutes until I pick up my race packet this afternoon. In the meantime, I will tell you about the race - it is called the Skirt Chaser 5K.

The Skirt Chaser is a 5k race series that was founded by Nicole DeBroom, a well-known triathlete and creator of Skirt Sports, a fitness apparel company for women. The biggest seller is the fitness skirt - yes, running in a skirt! Tomorrow I will join thousands of other women running in skirts. This is the one that I am going to wear.
Isn't it cute? I don't like to wear shorts when I run so this is a great alternative for me. I purchased this one(kinda defeats the purpose of running the race for the skirt, right?) because I wasn't sure how short the registration skirt was going to be. Since I'm a bit shy about my legs, I decided to get the capri skirt for my personal comfort.

In this race all of the women get a 3 minute head start on the men and the first person to cross the finish line wins $500. I am not delusional enough to believe I have a chance in hell of winning, a win for me means running the entire 3.1 miles, but I do hope with a three minute lead a woman does win the race. Once we cross the finish line we will be treated to a block party with food, drinks and entertainment. I cannot wait!

This race is a series and may be coming to a town near you - you can check the website for more information. After the race I will let you know how I did and how I liked running in a skirt. Wish me luck!


Kelly Deneen said...

It's adorable!

And GO, you!! Best of luck!!

weightlossguru said...

Good luck with the run. I like the idea of running in a skirt but I would probably get some funny looks.

Looking forward to hearing how you get on

Take care


Wifey said...

Good for you! I'm sure you're going to rock it!

Winks & Smiles,

Emma's Mom said...

Good luck!

lashera said...

Good luck!!

Yakini said...

That is so awesome - you rock, girl!!! Good luck to you!!!

DD said...

Congrats on finishing the race. You look great!

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