After last year’s marathon, I kind of went quiet on the blog, until I started my training for this year’s attempt. I have thought lots about why I blog, and to be honest, I’m not totally sure why, but I actually enjoy it! So I have been thinking of how to expand it, and what else I could write about, other than logging my training. So here goes for my first product review.
I have been a member of the running community Run Mummy Run for a long time. I actually joined when it was Mums on the Run! I love the support that the community give to each other via Facebook and Twitter and sock spotting is a hobby of mine now at all races. I remember running Brooklands Half marathon last year, wearing my RMR compression socks and at about Mile 2 a lady came up besides me and said, “If I said RMR to you, does that mean anything?” Instantly I had a new friend, and I ended up running the entire race chatting away to Judi. She is a remarkable lady, and I was so glad I wore my socks, as I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed that run as much, had I not met her.
So, where is the product review? I hear you ask!
I needed to explain how important and wonderful the community are, so it makes sense why I bought the skort! I have seen running skorts on Twitter for a while now and SkinnyRunner always has them on when I check out her race pictures, but I never thought that I would purchase one! I don’t really have a runners figure!
In the lead up to London, I wished I had more RMR kit, as I knew that there would be a lot of ladies on the course as well as the cheer point at Mile 19, so I ordered the skort. I knew that I would not be wearing it for the marathon, but I just got it anyway. (I know that doesn’t make too much sense, but that’s me!)
I am not a big shorts wearer for running, I have never been graced with a thigh gap, so find that shorts chafe, ride up and make me very uncomfortable. I have tried cycling style shorts, but I just don’t have the figure for them. So when my skort arrived, I kind of expected to put it on and like it, but never really wear it, as it just wouldn’t be me! Oh, how wrong was I? I LOVE IT!
I haven’t run a long distance in it yet, but that’s mainly as I haven’t really run a long distance since London, but up to 5k, the skort has been amazing. So why do I like it so much?
- It’s much longer than I thought it would be, so I am not self-conscious about my big thighs.
- It is really comfortable around my waist.
- The shorts underneath do not ride up, so I am not constantly having to pretend to look over my shoulder, just to release my shorts! (Is that just me that does that?)
- The pattern is lovely, and I like it stands out, and is clearly RMR kit.
- I love that I feel girlie, without it being bright pink!
- The material is very soft and comfortable.
- It washes well.
- It is very good value.
I was trying to think if there were any negatives, and I honestly can’t think of any. If you are tempted I would say go for it. It can be ordered here. As this is my first review, if I have missed something obvious, or you just want more information please leave questions below and I’ll get back to you.
This is not a sponsored post, I purchased the skort myself and this review is just my opinion!