After my lazy day yesterday I got up at my usual 5:30AM this morning and got some things done before heading out the door for a quick 3 miles. I actually ran closer to 3.25 miles but my OCD wants me to say 3 so, it is what it is.
It is also still hot. In fact we’re breaking all kinds of records over here…whoopee.
Anyhoo, after running I was standing by the garage and I noticed a dead animal in the road near my mailbox. Upon closer inspection I realized it was a rabbit and it had been pummeled by a vehicle of some sort.
I hate seeing dead animals, it makes me all kinds of sad but MacGyver had already left for work and I knew I would have to move it. I can’t stand to see a dead animal in the road getting picked at by vultures and crows. It just kills me.
So I buried it in the back yard.
Rest in peace random bunny.
Well that went south real quick.
I didn’t really intend to depress you. Maybe I should turn it around and cheer you up with a little edition of Thrifty Thursday. That’s sounds much better, right? It always does to me.
Let me sing you the song of my people…………….
Anyone who knows me knows that I buy
everything a lot of running gear. And by a lot, I mean pretty much anything I see because I’m convinced I can’t live without it. But the truth is, you don’t really need all kinds of running gear, only the basics and you don’t have to spend a fortune.
So, I put together the following, which are some of my favorite items right now and won’t cost you an arm and a leg….which is a good thing because if you plan on running you’ll probably need your arms and legs.
First up is this awesome Asics Jacket. It’s available at 6PM.com and when the weather gets a bit chilly, this jacket is perfect. (I wouldn’t recommend it for really cold weather though). This jacket is a steal at only $39.99! It even has a pocket for your iPhone or iPod or whatever you carry. I have a similar one in gray and white and it’s one of my favorite jackets of all time.
I wear a lot of different running shoes but for the past few years, I’ve been partial to Brooks. Currently I have the Brooks Glycerin 13 and 3 or 4 pairs of PureFlow’s in my rotation. I still wear the PureFlow 2’s because I found them on sale a little over a year ago at DSW for 39 bucks and I bought 8 pairs.
I’m not one of those people who believe you have to update to the newest version if the older one is working for you and so I don’t. I do however like the PureFlow 4’s and when my 2’s are spent, which will be very soon, I’ll be ordering some PureFlow 4’s.
Hopefully, I can find a great sale like this one:
Running Warehouse also offers FREE 2 day shipping! You can’t beat that.
I also really like some of the active wear I find at Old Navy and right now they have a great clearance sale going on. (Seriously, it’s great.)
You can get the shorts below for around 15 bucks and the tanks which are one of my favorites, (especially in this ridiculously hot weather), for 6-7 dollars depending on the color.
Click on the images below to see them on the Old Navy Site.
Also, just so you know, these are not affiliate links and not sponsored in any way. I’m all about cute at a great price and when I find a great deal you can pretty much bet that I’ll share it with you.
Where do you buy most of your running clothes?
Where do you buy most of your running gear, hydration vests, water bottles, etc.?
Know of any great sales right now you want to share with us?