I started Skirt Sports in 2004 by crossing the finish line of the 2004 Ironman Wisconsin – FIRST! Not only was this my first Ironman win, it was the culmination of an idea that had consumed me for a year – that women could be comfortable, badass AND cute! I created the first ever running skirt […]
When we were single, my best friend Stacey (the blonde) and I (the brunette) ran together several times a week, the distance determined by how many therapy miles we felt we needed. Your co-worker said what?! Meet me for the 4 mile loop. You’re engaged!? Wedding planning calls for the 10 mile loop. No matter […]
My first skirt story took place only 2 years ago, but I am 100% converted to wearing Skirt Sports after my first experience. I have to admit, I resisted the skirt movement for years. I pride myself as being an individual, not one to follow the trends, to follow what the other ‘suburban moms’ are […]
I wasn’t always a runner. I was that girl who walked during the mile run in gym class and thought of running as a punishment for when things went wrong on the volleyball court. In 2009, that changed. Looking for an emotional outlet and a physical challenge, I took up running. Who would have believed […]
When I first started running several years ago, you never saw women running in skirts. So when one of my early running partners showed up for some of our runs wearing a running skirt, I didn’t know what to think. Then I realized how many people were asking her about her skirts and where she […]
Running changed my life. As a kid, I was not active. I grew up an “inside girl” who mostly enjoyed books, movies and knitting. Then I became a mom for the first time, then the second. Somehow after my second kid was born, the lack of me became even more real. My body no longer seemed my own.
Nine years ago when I was pregnant with my son, I learned my kidneys were failing, and I went from being a runner and athlete to trying to find the energy to get through the day.
Meet Becca Schmidt, designer of the Serendipity Sarong – a “ready to go” skirt that folds into a little pouch. Her Serendipity Sarong is also a finalist in the Sewing Room and needs your support now!
Meet Kelly V – the brains (and body!) behind the Out & About Dress. We love the way she balances the physiology of women’s bodies, her interest in fashion, and just plain practicality. Read on!
There will always be 2 pivotal events that brought me to Skirt Sports: 1. Being a huge tomboy yet having to be the boss’s wife aka dressing fancy when I really don’t want to 😉 2. Going back to work after having children as a personal trainer Let me start with #1! After […]