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Commitment Skirt: A perfect running skirt

February 22nd, 2008 · 5 Comments

This is a great, all around, running skirt. There is a full length compression short underneath- so no chaffing, whoopee! In addition, two outside pockets on the skirt; perfect for an iPOD or that pesky key. The material used is 90% micropoly and 10% lycra. I particularly like the outside pockets and the longer short. Booty coverage and chaff-free on the legs make this skirt is a must have! For my body type, this skirt works great because the waist is cut to fit.


“How does it compare to the Gym Girl running skirt?”

It’s totally different in design, material and fit! My one minor issue with my Gym Girl is the fit in the waist. Connelly genetics (thanks Dad) have blessed me with a pear shaped bottom half (small waist, big butt), so when I run in my Gym Girl, it doesn’t quite fit my waist. Also, the Gym Girl is “swishy, swishy” and a lighter weight material, fine, just different than the Commitment Skirt.

Heather Langendorfer, founder of atalanta athleticwear, has a great story about her skirt and the company.

“I have been an endurance athlete for years. And, because of my “chubby” thighs, have always had to wear compression shorts for comfort and chaffing purposes. However, the year I did my first Ironman, I spent so much time in running gear, I really grew tired of walking around in spandex. So, the idea for atalanta was conceived. There were skirt offerings on the market at the time, but still none really worked for me.

I found running shortly after graduating college, most of my college friends are now shocked to learn that I run MARATHONS since as I like to say – I couldn’t run to the end of the block to save my life… But, running has given me many things; my health, my sanity, good friends, self-confidence, and improved body image and lots of fresh air over the years. I love sharing this passion with other people – and in short, atalanta’s mission is to help other women find their running stride and hopefully expose them to the many many gifts running has to offer. “


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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 kch // Feb 22, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    This sounds great – I like the idea of longer compression shorts. Any idea what the inseam length is on these?

  • 2 workout mommy // Feb 23, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    these sound really comfy, I must just have to get some!

  • 3 Attention Runners! // Mar 31, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    [...] I just got wind of a one day sale at atalanta athleticwear for tomorrow. It’s called “The joke’s on us” promotion, April Fool’s Day- 40% off 1 item!! Let me just remind you of why I liked these running skirts; length of the compression short, two outside pockets, stylish, and very functional. I interviewed Heather Langendorfer a few months back and wrote a review of the skirt here. [...]

  • 4 A New Golden Apple for atalanta athleticwear! // Mar 31, 2010 at 3:54 am

    [...] may or may not remember this post…it’s old,  but there was a time when I ran only in running skirts.  atalanta [...]

  • 5 Kirby // Apr 1, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Hello everybody, Happy Fool’s Day!!!

    A blonde was walking along a river when she noticed another blonde on the opposite bank.
    She yells, “How do I get to the other side of the river?”
    The second blonde replies, “You are on the other side…”

    Happy April Fool’s Day!

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