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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Running skirt: Sexy or stupid?



GreenskirtI am not one of those gals who looks cute while exercising. When I'm finished slogging through my two-mile run, er, jog, my face is tomato red, my ponytail limp under a ballcap and my breathing oh so tortured.

But the latest cover of Runner's World has me wondering...have I been missing out on a fashionista opportunity? Turns out running skirts are all the rage on the athletic circuit, with believers swearing of their empowerment and comfort. Yes, they say, you can be both a serious athlete and hot as you trot. One woman actually won an Ironman competition in one of these things.

The skirts look an awful lot like tennis garb, very country club meets running trail. Still, I'm thinking about trying one out. Might this snug piece of stretchy fabric trick my bod into thinking it is actually in shape and able to conquer, dare I say it, a whole three miles? Or will it just look like I'm trying too hard to fit in with the cool chicks on the Gandy Bridge Friendship Trail?

Thoughts, anyone?

~ Deal Diva Colleen

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[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:09pm]


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