The Accidental Skirt Junkie

Indy Mini 2016 – running in a dress!

Star Wars Half Marathon 2016

Written by Amy Penokie

When I first started running several years ago, you never saw women running in skirts. So when one of my early running partners showed up for some of our runs wearing a running skirt, I didn’t know what to think. Then I realized how many people were asking her about her skirts and where she got them.

The answer was always Skirt Sports.

I will admit, my first skirt was from one of those “big name” athletic apparel companies. I liked it, I ran almost all my races in it.  Until I lost some weight and it didn’t fit right.  After running the Brewers Mini Marathon in Milwaukee WI one warm humid August afternoon a few years ago, I could hardly walk as I had the nastiest case of chafing ever! The worst part I had to drive 2 hours home in this same skirt.

The next day I went shopping for a new running skirt. I needed one that fit.

But I wasn’t just looking for one that fit right, I was looking for one that would match my new Half Fanatics top. It had to be just the right shade of blue! I remembered the company that Wendy (my running friend) had always talked about and checked out Skirt Sports. There on the website was a skirt that looked like it would be a perfect match!

And it was on sale! Less than a week later it was in my mailbox! I loved the color and I loved the fit!  And then I discovered the best part… how useful all the pockets were! Not only could I easily carry my phone, but I also had another pocket to carry fuel, or keys, or money or… you name it, I had a place to put it! There was no worry about chafing, it covered everything perfectly and I was in love.

I actually didn’t order another skirt for about a year or so… I wasn’t completely sold on wearing a running skirt.

Then I started looking for costumes for a Disney race. At that time, I didn’t find a skirt that would work with what I wanted for that race, but I fell in love with so many of the other patterns and designs that skirt sports had, I had to order a few more.

I was addicted!  Since then, I have slowly been converting all of my running gear to Skirt Sports! In the meantime, my love for this company and their product grew, hence why I jumped at the chance at joining their team of Brand Ambassadors! It’s a superior product, by a phenomenal company that supports, encourages, motivates and empowers women to get out there and be their best!  Everything is super comfortable, stays where it belongs and is super cute!

And it’s not just the skirts! Their tank, sports bras and shirts are the most comfortable clothes in my closet! I live in my Skirt Sports gear any time I have the chance!  In fact my friends are so used to seeing my in my skirts that when I showed up at the ballpark  in a pair of carpi’s, one of the girls made the comment that I wasn’t wearing a skirt. But it was my new favorite Skirt Sports Redemption Carpi’s!

Now, when I pack for vacation, I generally only pack Skirt Sports and yes, I would wear them daily if I could… in fact I usually do wear them almost daily!  oh yeah…. Shhh… Don’t tell my boss… some of the skirts I wear to work are actually from Skirt Sports! Yup I wear my my running skirts to the office and no one knows the difference! I can go straight from work to the trail with just a change of my shoes and shirt!

Yes, my name is Amy and I am a Skirt Sports junkie… and I am not ashamed of it!

In fact I am proud of it!  🙂