I love my running skirts, but not just any running skirt. The original, designed by the running twins, Cindy and Christy Lynch at www.runningskirts.com, are comfortable, fashionable, and designed with performance in mind. For me, one of their best features are their pockets.
Being asthmatic, I almost always carry my puffer with me when I run. It’s cumbersome; about the same size as a gel pack but rounder and solid, my puffer can’t be squished or shoved anywhere. The runningskirts.com pockets are ideal as the stretchy mesh panels at the side of the skirts means that the pockets can hold a lot. In fact, this was one of the biggest reasons I first tried running skirts back in 2008. Needless to say, I was hooked by their comfort and practicality and haven’t gone back to shorts since.
The pockets in a running skirt are also great on days when I have a long run. Yesterday, as part of my Chicago Marathon prep, I headed out for my long run of 13 miles. I needed my puffer, especially with the heat, but I also wanted two Gu’s and my iPod shuffle. Thanks to Running Skirts, I was able to carry everything easily.
Yesterday, Coach Kevin wanted to take some pictures but commented that he couldn’t carry his phone while running. “Well,” I said, “if you wore a running skirt, you could easily fit your phone into the side pocket.” He thought about it, but I knew that I couldn’t convert him – yet.
What are your must-haves when you’re on the run? What’s in your pocket?