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And I gave Running Skirts another chance. Verdict: FAIL. Again.

Exactly a year and a half ago, I posted a very honest review of the Running Skirts brand.

Now, due to my inability to wear my Skirts Sports skirts (they still fit, but because the shorts are now tighter on my legs, it makes them look extra cellulitey – yes I’m making up words today — and I refuse to buy a bigger size, I want to fit into my old ones, and look good while I’m doing it, damn it).

Running Skirts shorts are a lot looser (probably the reason they rode up my crotch so quickly), and since I heard some people recommending to get a smaller size to solve that issue, I figured even though I haven’t changed clothing sizes, my thighs are definitely extra-ginormous, so I could wear my old skirt (which I have NOT touched since I first tried them) and hope my newly acquired thigh size did the trick.  After all, everyone seems to love them on the blog world, even though the material is a lot lower quality than the Skirts Sports one (which are great quality).

But yeah, sadly, they were just as horrible as the first time.  Except the extra junk in the trunk also caused the skirt to ride up too!  Even the waist part rode up, making it go from a low rise to a high rise.  I failed to get a picture of it pre-run, but it was nice enough that even looked flattering, and I would be ok leaving the house with it.

Luckily, it was a treadmill run with no witnesses, but since I have no shame, I took pictures (bathroom pictures too, because I’m classy like that) – this is how it looked like after 0.75 miles (yes, not even a full mile with them…)

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High up and super-super short.  I mean, this is booty shorts length.

This was after adjusting it a few times during the run, because it was just so damn uncomfortable, but I didn’t adjust it post-run so you could see the full effect.  Can you tell how high up they are on the waist?  And how super short it is?  The built in shorts are gathered up on my crotch (I will spare you that image, you can thank me later).

The back view is even worse.  You can tell that lots of material gathered between the butt and the waist, and the waist went up super high.  At the right angle you’d be able to see my butt (or if I had straighten it up in front of the mirror).

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So sadly, I still have these two pieces of junk in my running closet, with nothing to use them for.  (Wanna buy them?)

My original review still stands, as in horrible quality, horrible fit, and unless you’re a tiny skinny woman like the owners of the brand, this will not be good for you.  (If your thighs never touch and you’re super skinny, this might be a good fit for you, as you can get away with just buying the one with no built-in shorts, then there will be nothing riding up your crotch.)

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Skirts! I miss them…

It’s no secret that I’ve put on over 20lbs in the last year.  And no secret I’m having a hard time getting rid of it, despite having a doctor’s diet to follow (it sounds silly, but I just can’t fit all the food she wants me to eat throughout the day).

It might come as a surprise to some that even though I’m that much bigger, I haven’t actually gone up a clothing size.  It just means that I can’t fit into everything in my closet or I’ll look too hoochy-mama, but half of my closet still fits, just doesn’t look as flattering!

But one thing I can no longer wear, because though it fits it just looks ridiculously with my humongous thighs, is my favorite running bottoms…

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Ah, my running skirts…  I miss their incredible comfort, I miss the convenient pockets on the inside shorts, I miss how great they looked.  Yes, Skirts Sports is still my favorite running gear.  And no, they don’t pay me to say that (though I would gladly accept cash, kthanksbye).

So much so, that save for 4 skirts of different brands, I have quite a collection…  All these skirts gone to waste until I can wear them again!  (And before you think it’s nuts I spent so much on running skirts, about half of them were purchased during awesome sales.)

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And since I’m busy showing you inside my drawers, might as well show the RIDICULOUS amount of workout clothes I own:  it fills up a whole chest.  Granted, lots of these shirts are race shirts, but still…

From top to bottom…  Sleeveless shirts…  (yes, I organize all my clothes by color, so what?)

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Short sleeved shirts…

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And lastly, shorts.

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Lets not mention how there are no long-sleeved running shirts or capris in this mix (I only packed one of each for our move here), as everything is in storage in DC. 

The good news is that since moving to Manila I haven’t bought many new things (maybe just a couple here and there).  The bad news is that I haven’t used them nearly enough. 

In DC, it made sense to own so much workout gear – I ran 3-4 times a week, I played volleyball, I biked, I did bootcamp, I did bikram…  And I took care of my laundry every 3 weeks or so.  Here? I  wear it one day, 2 days later it’s clean and folded!

I can’t be the only one that owns so much workout gear, right?  RIGHT?  Please tell me I’m not alone!

Fingers crossed that I’ll fit into my running skirts again very soon…

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