At the very beginning of this blog I thought I would answer a burning question that is on many people’s minds when they see our sisters running. How on earth do we run in these habits? First of all, we are used to it. Since we train in the habit every day, our attire does not have any impact on our performance at a race.
In the winter we layer just like everyone else. Probably the most difficult part of running in a habit (especially a white one) is that if it there is mud or slush on the road our hemlines get very dirty. For that reason we tend to have a designated “running habit.”
One last thing about the habit: we designed them for running. Although the skirts are long, they have 4 big pleats. Our stride is never hampered by our skirts. So, running in the habit is easy once you get used to it. Some of our sisters ride bikes in their habit. Unfortunately, that is a skill I never mastered. The skirt always gets caught in the bike chain. Maybe I should practice more.