New running gear.
Really, is there anything better to motivate you to go out for a run than new shorts and a new tshirt? I don't find myself updating my running wear all that often. Once or twice a season I typically acquire a few things and that is what happened today :)
I will preface by saying I am 100% an advocate of supporting local running stores for running shoes. I would never buy my running shoes anywhere but Run N' Fun in St. Paul. I think of it as my contribution to a company who does such great things for the running community in MN.
But running clothes?! Thats a different story. I am a sucker for a deal. I cannot think of one item in my running clothes that I have purchased at full price - what a rip off! (in my humble opinion)
Marshall's pulled through for me today. They had a fresh stock of Adidas, Nike, and New Balance gear. All the best in my book. After picking 14 items from the racks, I was able to cut my purchase down to just 5 things: shorts, 3 shirts, and a sports bra. What a success!
Needless to say I'm excited for my next run ... but not for the clean out of the work out bin that needs to happen before I can fit them into my life :)