Peer Pressure

I am not proud to say that I caved in to peer pressure yesterday. Actually, no one was pressuring me at all, but everyone else was doing it so I felt I had to do it to be cool.









I bought a running skirt. (Please don’t mind my horrible feet in the photos. I thought it better to cut out my morning face than cut out the feet.)

I’ve been seeing girls wearing them at races for years, and I never thought I could pull it off. But they look so cute so I thought I’d give one a try. I mean, I know I look like a sweaty mess when I’m running, but that doesn’t mean I can’t make an attempt at looking decent, right? It’s like putting lipstick on a pig or something. It’s the effort that counts.

Plus, my soccer shorts from high school were starting to wear out. New running gear was needed.

I’m considering wearing the skirt tomorrow. I’ll be running this:

cinderella trail runand it’s gonna be a hot one. I’m doing the 50K as a training run for my 50 miler in July. This means that I plan onĀ running it and not racingĀ it, so I’ll be taking it pretty easy. That being said, it’s probably not a good idea to be in 80 degree weather doing moderately intense exercise for more than 8 hours. usually underestimates the temperature in my experience. So I’m hoping to aim for a 6-7 hour finish, which means that I’ll have to put in more than the usual effort. Lots of sunscreen, lots of fluids, lots of skin showing, and hopefully no poison ivy on the course.

Wish me luck!


2 thoughts on “Peer Pressure

  1. I recently caved and bought a running skirt too. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I enjoyed running in a skirt (thought I did buy one with shorts underneath, so it really felt more like shorts). Not sure I will ever try a running dress.

    Good luck on your race! What time does it start? Hopefully you will beat the heat!

    • Didn’t get to try out the skirt after all, but I’m looking forward to it! Fortunately there was a LOT of shade so the 7.5 hours I was out there was bearable :)

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