Perseverance, Stubborn, Crazy…all words I contemplated when trying to figure out what my word was. They were good, but not quite right. Then it hit me. It was around 2 a.m. on a recent Sunday morning when my word finally came to me. I was pacing a fellow Ambassador during her 100 mile ultra; it […]
I don’t remember my very first running race. I have a photo of myself as a little girl, maybe 7, wearing homemade terrycloth running shorts, a tucked-in tee shirt and knee high socks. I was holding a medal around my neck for placing in the 440 yard run in the junior jaycees track meet. I […]
Movement, Motherhood, and Choosing the Best My life has changed immensely since I began running over 28 years ago, but one thing has remained the same—the importance of movement in my life. Movement and family have been linked together for me since I was little. Some of my happiest memories are of the family hikes […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]