Let me just say I’ve never been a running skirt type of person. They just don’t make much sense to me – so much extra fabric, so little range of movement – and a tutu? Well, that’s utter nonsense.
Never mind that picture up there.
Yes, that’s me, and you might even notice the brightly colored tinsel headband I’m wearing. I have never even had a tutu on before, much less ran in one! But that’s what our local contingent wore to our state running clinic 5k finale, so I was a good sport and put one on.
And what’s more, I liked it.
Yes, liked. it.
It was a lot of fun! Partially due to all the compliments (I’ll take a genuine “you look so cuuuute!” anytime), partially to the camaraderie of our group, and partially because it inspired so many women. That last one really caught me by surprise. Our local clinic was a pretty goal-oriented type A group and while we had fun, it wasn’t necessarily of the silly variety.
We might have missed out though, because when we got to the state run, it was high times and full-on silliness! And wearing such a costume helped make running a 5k legitimate fun for these women. I know I helped, in a small way, to literally change peoples’ lives.
So would I wear it again? Definitely! I can see some fun runs and 5ks where a little silliness wouldn’t hurt. A running skirt, on the other hand…well, do you wear one?