Cheating Chafe

I really want to wear a running skirt.  Honestly, I hate that I have to wear tights to keep from getting inner thigh chafe.  It’s not the feel of tight shorts/pants that bothers me, it’s the look.  I hate that everyone can see my butt, thigh, crotch, well, every bit of me.  So, I’ve bought two running skirts.  Oddly enough, these two skirts were bought about a year apart, in March or April 2012 and again in March of 2013. 

The first time, I went to the store, and being cheap, I went to Target’s Athletic section and picked up a C9 skirt in black.  It’s basic but has a little pocket in the inside in the waist band (which honestly, I didn’t notice till writing this post).  I wore this skirt for the first and only time at The Pittsburgh Marathon 5k I ran last year.  The shorts sewn in RODE UP LIKE CRAZY and I was chafed on both inner thighs.The legs are just too loose, but I can’t go down a size because my hips and bum are too large for the smaller size.

This year, I ordered a Russell Athletic skirt off Amazon in white.  Why white, you ask, since white makes big look bigger?  Well, I wanted a skirt for Color Me Rad in June, and I wanted to wear all white.  I mean, think about it, wearing white skin tight shorts would REALLY make me look big.  The skirt fit me and looks cuter than I thought it would.  It doesn’t even make me look big.  But same problem as last year.  I took those babies on a run one morning, and the shorts rode up like mad.  AGAIN!  UGH, frustrating. 

It seems there’s just no extra elasticy goodness in the legs of the skorts I got.  I understand there are some great brands out there that have good shorts underneath, but I guess you get what you paid for. 

So I researched, googling “sewing elastic to running shorts legs”.  I found a comment on a blog with a fabulous solution…cut a small hole in the hem and thread elastic through it.  Here’s one leg done…can you tell which? 

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Here’s the skirt down…the pin that I used to pull the elastic through is still in, but, you get the idea.  You can’t even see my fix.

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Now it’s time for the other leg…tomorrow, during our family 5k, I may even give it a shot at its destiny as…a RUNNING skirt.

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2 comments

  1. I have never understood the running skirt however I understand the dis taste for shorts. However for color me rad I have been looking for a pair of lace stockings… The idea is that the color stains(at least for a few days I hear) and I think it would be super cool to have multi colored lace “tattooed” on my legs for a few days. I hope no one steals my idea now that I’ve written it down! LOL.

    1. Fun idea Dayle. I know they say you can make the color almost permanent by soaking it in -vinegar- I think …It’s on their website. I want my white shirt and skirt to be permanently colorful.

      And, yeah, I just want my ass-ets covered.

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