I've bought one of those fancy running skirts on eBay. I thought: 'What the heck! I always wear skirts so why not while I'm running!'
But now that I've got my very own running skirt I feel great trepidation wearing it. Besides the obvious worries about exposing more thigh than I'ld like, a running skirt seems to be saying: 'Look at me! I'm a serious runner. I didn't just throw on some old sweatpants and a ratty old t-shirt, I actually bought running gear.'
It made me realize that I dress wáy down when I go out for a run. The more stupid I look the more comfortable I feel. That way, when I'm running my little heart out at my snail's pace, it's alright, because my clothes say: 'Hey, don't comment on my pace. I'm not to be taken seriously.'
But now my running skirt has upped the ante and I find myself facing a whole new challenge. The challenge of taking myself seriously as a runner!