I'm a total newbie, and I hope I don't raise dead horses here, but I did a search and didn't see this question addressed (if I missed it, I apologize). I cover my head in church. I wear a skirt. I believe in being modest. But I'm also an athlete, and when I run I wear shorts that are pretty short (longer ones chafe or get heavy if it's raining and they become wet), and when I cycle I wear spandex (again, a measure against chafing: skimpy athletic clothes are, in my experience, not about sexiness but about practicality). It seems hypocritically immodest to me, though, to wear these things out in the world when I am so careful to dress for church. I'm faced with kind of a practical dilemma now, too - I'm a regular attendee of matins services, and I am a cycle commuter. Next week school begins and I'll be cycling to get there (driving in the city is highly impractical for me as well as expensive), and I want to continue going to matins. So I'll ride to church, change, then change again and ride to school, I suppose. That means being on church grounds wearing spandex. This makes me very nervous.
So how do we navigate this discrepancy between how we dress in church, and how we are the rest of the time? Or should I become like the bruderhoff women and even cover my head constantly (between a scarf in church and a bike helmet on the commute it's nearly always covered anyhow!)?