My Marathon Outfit

10 Apr

I may have found my marathon racing outfit…

This shirt from Oiselle:

The bars represent the most common race distances, from 5K to Ultra:

And then this skirt (in the pink) from Skirt Sports (I bought it on Team Estrogen’s website):

I am LOVING that it has a place to attach your running bib, and a giant pocket on the back, to make my butt look even bigger store gels in:

I bought this particular skirt because it’s 15″ long and I like a more modest cut. I also liked that it is just a cover skirt and doesn’t come with built-in shorts. I feel like shorts are something that you need to try on in the store to make sure that they don’t ride up or fit weird. And I have 2 pairs of spandex shorts (one compression and one not) already, plus 3 pairs of tri shorts.

I was thinking about buying a Sparkle Skirt for the marathon but I think I’ve decided against it because I don’t think I’ll get enough use out of it to justify the money. (I mean, how often is it socially appropriate for an almost-30-year-old to wear a sparkly skirt in public?)

Anyway, I am crossing my fingers that the pink in the shirt is the same pink as the skirt. The pictures suggest otherwise but I’m staying optimistic.

I have also decided that my “blow money” for May (money that I can spend on whatever I want according to our budget) will be going toward a Garmin Forerunner 405. So long, Poor Man’s GPS.

Do you have a running skirt? Why or why not?

6 Responses to “My Marathon Outfit”

  1. Heidi Nicole April 10, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    Love the shirt! And yay for a fancy new Garmin – have fun figuring it out, I still don’t use mine to its fullest potential and its been almost two years!

  2. todkehrli April 10, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

    I’m a big fan of the tutu and tiara, but that looks like a nice outfit. I’ll be wearing shorts for my marathon, thank you very much.

    I own a Garmin 405 and love it. That a great splurge.

  3. B. in the Know April 10, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    Super cute outfit – you are going to look great!
    Much love,

  4. Erin April 10, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    Cute shirt! I have the exact same skirt in black. I wear it all the time!


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