Every morning in Africa, an antelope wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest antelope, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or an antelope -- when the sun comes up, you'd better be running. -African proverb

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Gear Bag

I got a new running toy in the mail the other day -- my new Nathan hydration pack!  I love it!  It holds 2 liters of water (my handheld hasn't been enough lately), plus it has lots of extra pockets.  It is perfect for long trail runs in Tahoe. 

So ... it's time to talk shopping!  Every girl's favorite thing, right?  Not so much me, though.  I think I was born without the shopping gene.  I love running stuff, but I just don't get into clothes all that much. As you can see by my pictures, I run naked.  Just kidding!  You were about to scroll down to check, though, weren't you?!?  ;)  Anyway -- I usually just wear a race shirt and the same old shorts.  I'm the kind of shopper who buys multiples of the same item. (I have 2 pairs of the same blue shorts and 2 pairs of the same black shorts, etc.)

I know there are all kinds of cute running clothes out there -- Lucy, Lululemon, Athleta.  I'm just not the dress-up type.  I prefer jeans and a t-shirt when I am not running, too.  The funny thing is I love to look at stuff.  I flip through all the catalogs that fill my mailbox -- Title Nine, Athleta, etc.  I even fill my shopping cart (online).  But, I rarely buy anything.  Maybe the price tag gets to me?  Really, $68 for a running top?!  Or the fact that I can't try on the items and then would have to ship them back if I didn't like them ...  Or maybe I just need some advice from people who do have the shopping gene and like to shop? 

So, it's your turn to share.  
What are some of your favorite running items?

1 comment:

  1. I really don't shop much either. Maybe that is why I like Under Armour - easy to find and not crazy expensive. It wears well and the cold gear technology works on cold Reno days.