J Walking Skirt
Last night, I was walking quickly along the sidewalk in heels and I bumped into someone I knew.
“Going running?” they asked.
I wasn’t and it seemed ridiculous to me at the time, but the reality is, my training life and regular life are not separate entities, but flow together in bizarre ways to the point where people see me bustling in heels and assume I am going running.
Or that time this week when I come home from training late, and knowing I had an early yoga class in the morning, literally just laid down in bed in my workout clothes to sleep, puffy coat included, because I didn’t want to do laundry for two outfits and I knew I would just be putting on workout clothes again in the morning.
Basically, what I’m saying is that my closet is divided into two camps – business/dressy wear and spandex. There is no in-between.
If we are really being open, honest and over-sharing (and by we, I mean me), I have taken a meeting with a sports bra underneath my blazer because I decided running for an extra 15 minutes trumped a shower.
I never promised that I was a fully functioning adult…
Recently however, I discovered a company that just may turn this around for me.
J Walking Designs is a fabulous new company that is a response to the mass produced, low-quality sportswear that tends to run the market. Basically two girl friends got together and decided that the sports wear bottoms in the market were just not cutting it and also had no place to store STUFF. These ladies got to work and tweaked fabric, design and style until they had the perfect running skirt – it held stuff, it was quality, it fit right and it could even be worn to the grocery store.
Their motto is Fit, Functional and Fashionable and their mandate is to provide a workout skirt that fits EVERY body type and to fit it well. I had a great talk with the company about the care and precision that goes into each garment and they were kind enough to send one to me to give a go.
The skirt itself hangs to about mid thigh and is made from Eco-Fit fabric (84% recycled material). It is the kind of light, comfortable clothing that you could easily call pajama’s (and I am not just saying that because I regularly sleep in running tights).
I love running skirts for my ultra marathons to add a bit of a feminine edge to a really hardcore race and this is a light enough skirt to do so, and I could still totally have all the snacks I needed in the pockets.
It is truly rare to find a fresh, new and innovative company like J Walking Designs and there is an awesome J with legs for a logo which makes me smile because it looks like I am wearing a custom made skirt!
I found the product to be extremely affordable at $56 with free shipping. If you are looking for a unique piece to add to your workout collection, head on over the J Walking Designs and check out their offerings.
Me? I’ll be wearing mine to sleep when I have a long run the next morning. Blurring the lines between waking and sleeping since 1989.
Do you train in running skirts?