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Why running skirts are my new favorite + yoga mat giveaway! Get fit this spring!

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I couldn’t wait to say hello to spring. One of the main reasons is because I love to run outside. This week I pulled out my summer running gear and got super excited. I am hoping to train for a half marathon later this year. Eek!

Running has become one of my go-t0 workouts as a mom. It is easy to put on my running shoes and go. It is also the most inexpensive sport I currently participate in. Why? I don’t need a gym membership, I can take my shoes with me anywhere, and my gear is all relatively low in cost and lasts a good while.

My new favorite piece of running Β gear is definitely a cute running skirt. I have seen so many runners wearing them, but just thought they were a bit unnecessary. Sure, I thought they were adorable, but I did not really get the hype. Instead, I would just assume they were trying to look cute and feminine on their run.

SwimOutlet.com had a great selection on running skirts and a really good sale, so I decided to pick one and give it a try. To my delight, the skirt was not only super cute and flattering, it was extremely comfortable. I ran four miles with absolutely no chafing or shorts riding up. The compression shorts built into the skirt controlled everything, and stayed put the entire time. The skirt actually gave more coverage while I ran as it simply hung over the shorts. I felt very comfortable and cute. Bonus: it can transition easily for errand running time. I got the Skirt Sports Women’s Gym Girl Ultra Skirt and LOVE it.

I also got these amazing Sanuk Yoga Sling sandals- I have worn them every day. They are super comfortable. I change into them as soon as I can!

Running skirts are also amazing because they come in a wide variety of lengths and colors. I chose a mid length one and found it perfect.

Some of my other favorite gear for running are:

1. A great pair of running shoes

2. A good sports bra

3. Sport-wicking socks

4. An arm band for my I-Phone

5. A great pair of sunglasses

6. Comfortable sandals for day to day to give feet rest

Be sure to download an app on your phone with GPS that tracks your distance and time, and don’t forget some good music!

Happy running season to all of you, and I hope you get out there and enjoy the sun!

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Also, enter to win this beautiful cranberry red yoga Gaiam SOL Shakti 4mm Rubber Yoga Mat retailing aat $60 from YogaOutlet.com! Enter below. Open to US residents only 18+

*I received product in exchange for a fair and honest review from SwimOutlet.com.

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This is the skirt I got! Love it!

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31 Comments

  • Reply Heidi Knepper

    I stay fit by doing Tabata, Kickboxing and yoga…and I could REALLY use a new yoga mat! My favorite is a good sports bra…….still looking!

    April 29, 2015 at 9:30 am
  • Reply Robyn Black

    my work just moved downtown so i am walking during lunch & hiking on the weekends! πŸ™‚

    April 29, 2015 at 10:52 am
  • Reply socalledhomemaker

    I should consider doing running skirts! I hate when my shorts ride up.

    April 29, 2015 at 11:25 am
  • Reply Planning for Paris

    Spending the weekend outdoors!

    April 29, 2015 at 12:15 pm
  • Reply Chelsea

    My accountability partners and trainer. πŸ™‚ I love workout clothes so they get me excited.

    April 30, 2015 at 1:54 pm
  • Reply Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    I’ll have to give running skirts a try. The worst thing ever is jogging or walking and having your shorts start that slow creep northward.

    May 1, 2015 at 3:00 pm
  • Reply Melissa Pezza

    I LOVE this! I run all the time, and I really hate having to do the whole “jog, tug, jog, tug” maneuver. I’ve got to get some running skirts.

    May 1, 2015 at 3:18 pm
  • Reply Christy Maurer

    I’m going to the gym. Now that it is warm, I will go for more walks. We NEED a new yoga mat. Love it!

    May 1, 2015 at 3:31 pm
  • Reply Liz Mays

    I’ve never worn one of those before. I don’t run much but my daughter does. I have to recommend them to her!

    May 1, 2015 at 4:14 pm
  • Reply Jeanine

    Wow this is interesting! I’ve never heard of a running skirt before. That’s pretty awesome, and I would love that for my nights running!

    May 1, 2015 at 5:27 pm
  • Reply Robin Rue

    I have never heard of a running skirt before. I would probably would have done a double take the first time I saw one πŸ˜‰

    May 1, 2015 at 5:43 pm
  • Reply Krystal

    I think running skirts are so cute. I’d love to try one on and see how it goes.

    May 2, 2015 at 12:33 am
  • Reply Rebecca Swenor

    This is totally awesome indeed and I have never heard of a running skirt before. They looks super comfy and so cute. Thanks for sharing. I will have to check them out.

    May 2, 2015 at 1:49 am
  • Reply HilLesha O'Nan

    How cute! I have seen some running skirts in the past, but they weren’t that flattering. However, this one definitely is!

    May 2, 2015 at 3:09 am
  • Reply michele d

    I never knew they had running skirts. This is great to know. I bet they are super comfortable.

    May 2, 2015 at 5:38 am
  • Reply Shirgie Scf

    It looks sexy and comfortable too. I could not wear it since I am a guy but I can see that girls would definitely love this running skirt.

    May 2, 2015 at 7:15 am
  • Reply Cara of Stylish+Geek Blog

    When I was actively running a few years ago I was using a running skort (shorts that has flaps to make it look like a skirt). It was one of my favorite exercise outfits!

    May 2, 2015 at 11:16 am
  • Reply Kelly Hutchinson

    I have not been able to run because of an injury, but this skit is so cute. I would wear it to the gym and feel comfortable if I had to run errands.

    May 2, 2015 at 6:33 pm
  • Reply Lisa @Bitesforbabies

    I’m not a runner but I think I would definitely opt for a skirt…they seem comfortable and fashionable at the same time!

    May 2, 2015 at 7:28 pm
  • Reply Roaming Family

    I love running skirts! They are super cute and comfortable. This looks like a nice yoga mat as well!

    May 2, 2015 at 8:04 pm
  • Reply mail4rosey

    There’s wicking socks too???? I didn’t realize that. The mat here sounds great.

    May 3, 2015 at 6:55 am
  • Reply Bonnie Gowen @WEMAKE7

    What a great giveaway! I never heard of Running skirts before. They sound amazing.

    May 3, 2015 at 7:22 am
  • Reply Travis Tucker

    My wife has thought about starting to walk/jog/run but she always puts it off because when she’s done it in the past she could never find bottoms that were comfortable for her to wear. I think a running skirt would work really well for her plus I bet she’d look cute in it, I’ll say something about this to her the next time she brings it up πŸ™‚

    May 3, 2015 at 9:18 am
  • Reply Shabby Chic Boho

    This one looks very unique and looks comfortable to wear. Actually I like your sanuk yoga slipper lol.. I love your running skirt too.

    May 3, 2015 at 9:39 am
  • Reply WhispersInspire

    Wow, they’re pretty! I’ve never used a running skirt but, this one looks great!

    May 4, 2015 at 6:52 am
  • Reply Lynn Dee

    Honestly, I haven’t tried running yet. I really need to get into exercise. I would love to run. And if that happens, I will definitely wear a skirt. πŸ™‚

    May 4, 2015 at 9:13 am
  • Reply Sharon Ulery Ruggieri

    I really stink at running since I was born with the flattest feet on the planet, so I focus on bike riding, stretching and weight lifting πŸ˜€

    May 4, 2015 at 9:40 am
  • Reply Karen Marie Peterson

    I’m getting ready to get my lazy booty back to the gym. There is so much equipment. And classes! And a pool! I really have no excuse.

    May 4, 2015 at 5:27 pm
  • Reply Brittany

    I’m 6.5 months pregnant but once I have this baby I can’t wait to get back to my running regime!

    May 5, 2015 at 7:10 am
  • Reply Stories of Our Boys

    Good to know! I have a pair that still has the tags on because I was skeptical. I hate shorts that ride up. Drives me nuts!

    May 5, 2015 at 11:18 pm
  • Reply Ruth Christensen

    Running and Dance fitness. My running skirt and hat .

    May 11, 2015 at 9:44 am
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