When I first started running, I was super self-conscious about what I wore. I weighed around 250 pounds and felt like others were constantly judging me. It took me a long time to learn that runners come in all body types. And that at the starting line of a race, everyone is focused on their race, not on my clothes.
So, if no one else cared about what I was wearing, then I wanted to wear outfits that were comfy and made me feel cute.
The first time I wore the Skirting Around Crop from Blyss Running, I literally shouted “I look cute!!!” at the mirror. Black capris with a teal skirt over them provided the perfect combination to hide any sweat or rain splotches, while still giving me a pop of color to feel seen on the sidewalks. And the pants include a zip pocket in the back (perfect for my key and ID) and open pockets on the side of both legs (perfect spots and size for my cell phone and a granola bar).
After a 10K run in the neighborhood, everything still felt secure and well covered. In looking at the Blyss Running website later on, I learned that the skirts intentionally include a wide waistband so it does not ride up. I also learned that the company was founded by a woman, which made all my love of these capris make even more sense.
Born in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Blyss Running is a woman owned small business designing functional and flattering running apparel that inspires your confidence and joy. Blyss Running is for the athlete in every woman. Proudly supporting our communities by manufacturing in the USA.
Here are a few more details about this new addition to my running wardrobe:
- Made in the USA of imported fabrics
- Fabric: MaxDri moisture management and MicroBlok antimicrobial finish
- UPF 50+
- 87% nylon / 13% spandex
- Crop Length: 17″
- Skirt Length: (Medium) Front-13″, Back-14″
- Waistband: 4”
- Care: Machine wash cold and dry flat or hanging
I recommend Blyss Running for anyone who is looking for style and substance to add into their runs.
Thank you to Blyss Running for providing us with samples. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.