Today I'm linking up with the awesome ladies from Tuesdays on the Run!
Today's topic is Oldies But Goodies: Race Gear You Would Buy Again.
When I started training for my first half marathon, I realized my ratty gym shorts were not going to cut it in the cool fall air. I went to Dick's (still my favorite place to shop) and bought these Nike Dri Fit Capris. Being fairly new to the running apparel scene, I did have a bit of a sticker shock. $60? Who would pay $60 for a scrap of material? Um, that would be me!
I wore these religiously while training. I raced in them at my first half marathon...and the next...and the next. They are still my go-to pants. I occasionally lose them for a while because they've been stuffed in a travel bag, just in case I needed to change before a race. And then I panic...Where are my pants? They've been worn alone (uh...with a top!), under shorts (for extra pockets), and under skirts -- well, just because. You've got to have a pop of color!
The $60 cost was obviously an excellent investment. Years later, they are still as comfortable and look as good as the day they were purchased. They have only graced the inside of the clothes dryer a few unfortunate times in their life.
Due to their age, occasionally I think "I should buy new black capris". But, that is quickly replaced with "Why would I do that?" At this point, I want to see how long they will last! And yes, they were absolutely tucked inside my recent Disney suitcase...just in case.
Where are your pants?
Thanks to our wonderful hosts:
Patty @ My no-guilt life!
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