I only own two running skirts and both of them are from Sparkle Athletic. One is red with white polka dots and the only time I wore it was during the Disney Princess Half Marathon in honor of Minnie Mouse :).
The other is a teal one that I’ve worn to a couple of races, including the A1A Half Marathon last weekend.
I love these skirts. They’re cute, lightweight and never shift around while I’m running. Plus I can wear my trustworthy, never-ride-up compression shorts under them which I like.
HOWEVER, when browsing through race photos that include my skirts, I have noticed that I seem to be flying by the seat of my pants. Literally.
I thought about dropping $25 for this digital download because I think it expresses how happy I tend to be running along the beach. But my skirt is completely up… riding high in the wind without a care in the world!
Here it looks proper in the front, but I can tell I’m mooning everyone in the back!
I’m probably mooning everyone here too….
^ That face. I have to tell you a story.
I saw the race photographers as I was coming up A1A. During most races when I see a photographer I smile and wave or give the thumbs up. This time I decided, “I’m going to pretend I don’t see them. Maybe I’ll get a picture that makes me look like a serious runner.” 😀
I think Heather should write a guide on how to take awesome race photos!
Anyway, I need to find a more sturdy running skirt.
To the girl I talked to after the race who said she was behind me for 90% of the course: I’m sorry for flashing you all race long!
Do you have any embarrassing race photos?
Do you smile for race photographers or just ignore them?