Why Running in a Skirt?

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Why Running in a Skirt?

I don’t always run in a skirt.


Yes, I pose for race photos. I can’t help myself.

Sometimes I run in shorts.

See? These shorts are great!

Or capris….

These pants aren’t bad…

But I like skirts the most.

This just works best for me!

It doesn’t mean I’m not serious about my running. I try to train hard and smart, but the reality is I’m not the most athletic person. I’m never going to be the fastest runner.  I’m ok with that. I’m just grateful to be healthy enough to run and love what I’m doing.

Neither of my parents are runners, but they did teach me some valuable lessons that I try to carry over to my miles– and maybe this helps explain the skirts.  My Mom always taught me that you should leave the house looking put together. My Dad  taught me to look at the positive side of life and to smile.  I feel like my running skirts look put together and make me feel positive about my running!   Dad will be happy to know the skirts even make me smile… most of the time. Sometimes at the end of a ten mile run, nothing can make me smile. Except maybe these guys…


Where have you been Mom?

Don’t worry. I’ve been keeping the

Gator Snuggie warm for you


Aw Mom, Why do you go and run when you can

lay your head on a pillow here like me?

For those of you who have never owned one or are worried about a “wardrobe malfunction”– they actually have shorts underneath them. No fears! So run in what makes you feel the best. Whether it’s pants or a skirt! Didn’t our mother’s fight for that right anyway?

The glitter headbands though– they actually make me faster. Really, I’m serious… check my garmin!

My 27:22 5K on my Garmin watch and my super fast headband 🙂

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:37-04:00 August 3rd, 2012|Fitness, Newbie Running, Running|13 Comments


  1. […] Perspective- Thanks Sommer!) and my husband, I took a leap of faith and started a blog of my own.  I titled it Running in a Skirt because I was running all the time and often in a skirt.  I added the tag line… Julie Wunder’s Blog, Balancing Fitness, Food, Fashion and Fun because I […]

  2. james cannon October 14, 2012 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    Belated congratulations on running the marathon. Also thanks for all the recent posts on your training. You have made many of us in Western North Carolina proud.

  3. Harold Hall August 22, 2012 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    Julie did you know you can upload your training workouts to Garmin Connect with your Garmin Fore Runner and share your progress on facebook! Another running tip. Listen to your footsteps as you run. Try to run softly and it will help cut down on running injuries. Harold Hall runner since 1978.

    • JulieWunder August 24, 2012 at 12:58 pm - Reply

      Hi Harold! I really appreciate all the tips! Keep them coming. I’ll take any advice I can get.
      I’ve been meaning to plug my Garmin into my computer for years and never got around to it. Maybe now that I have this blog, I’ll have to figure that out.
      Thank you so much for reading.

  4. Donnie Clouse August 16, 2012 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    We are all behind you Julie and we know you will have fun and keep on running. I am unable to walk anymore because I have been in a power chair for 8 yrs. now but I did go white water rafting for the first time this year. I want to go zip lining and sky diving next.

    • JulieWunder August 16, 2012 at 9:02 pm - Reply

      Now you are an inspiration!!!! Congratulations for finding ways to stay positive and do what you’ve always dreamed of. Thank you so much for reading.

  5. Rachelle Sorensen-Cox August 15, 2012 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    You are funny! I am looking forward to more entries. Keep up the great work.

    • JulieWunder August 15, 2012 at 10:56 pm - Reply

      I try! 🙂 Thank you for reading 🙂 Hopefully between now and October we can raise some money for those girls!!!

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