Sunday, February 7, 2010

10 Reasons to Shop Following a Race or Part 2 of the Race Report

When the opportunity presents itself, shopping post race is good. Here are 10 reasons why it is just fine to do so.
1. You are stimulating the economy in a new area if you have travelled to the race.
2. You worked hard. You deserve it.
3. You are in a new place and should look for merchandise unavailable where you live.
4.  You worked hard. You deserve it.
5. It is great to extend that post race euphoria with some shopping euphoria.
6. You worked hard. You deserve it.
7. You don't want to get home too soon to all the chores waiting for you.
8. You worked hard. You deserve it.
9. It will be easy to talk yourself into buying some fun things because after all........
10. ......you worked hard. You deserve it.

Sooo I shopped after my race!
My best buy, seamless sports bras.  I have a problem with chaffing with longer mileage. I paid a lot for one from Title Nine and it hooks in the back.  Now I get a huge abrasion on my back when the miles are long.
I like this jacket but I am not sure I love it.  I may take it back.  It is very comfortable but the pockets don't zip, no hood.  The jury is still out.

I love the color.  It is the same soft material as the pink jacket.
They did not have this comfy tee in my size. I was on the phone lamenting that fact to my daughter, ESH at Sweat Once a Day who suggested I then get it for her. If you follow her blog you know she loves pink.  Perhaps it is not the only thing I got her.
This is from the EBauer outlet, my favorite thing I got. It is more aqua than it looks here, a henley, 3/4 length sleeve. It all works for me.
I grabbed two DVDs in the $5.00 bin in the check out line, exactly what they want you to do!  I only got one book, I usually stock up on more when I am at Target.

I'm going to throw a little bit about running in here too.  Today I ran 12 with my friend, T, and once again it was soooo cold!  I am not a wuss but I have had enough with the freezing temps. I am not asking for shorts weather but in the 30s would be to die for.  T took a new pic of me for my header.  I thought I should make it a bit more seasonal. She is a great sport to take her gloves off in the temps we are running in.

Overall in my race yesterday I was 96/176 in the middle of the pack which is where I am apt to be. But agewise I am not in the middle of the pack so I feel just great with this!

25 comments:

Ewa said...

I think shopping after a good workout would be OK too. After all 'I have worked hard'. :)
Great post.

Meg said...

Oh, I love all the pink too! Sounds like you had a run run!

Suzy said...

I agree, we deserve it!! Great finds. I'll admit I went shopping yesterday after my race too and got a great pair of shoes (the non-running kind).

Johann said...

I bought my son something special after he ran his 2nd 5km yesterday. He deserved it and we all do. I bought some goodies for the model train layout we are building after a race last year. Looking after ourselves is important.

Glad you had a good race as well. Middle of the pack is always a good job.

Teamarcia said...

Fantastic retail therapy and some cute stuff! You certainly worked hard and DESERVE it!

Michelle said...

I just finished that book - it was very good! Great buys! Love #2,4,6, & 8!

Julie said...

You are a woman after my own heart!! I love anyone who loves to shop as much as me!! Wow, look at all of the great stuff that you purchased!! You deserved it!

JenLo said...

Those Champion bras from Target have been by far, my favorites of everything I have ever tried. Once you find something you like, just order from Target online. In the store they put stuff on clearance all the time--I imagine the web site would be similar.

Molly said...

I love the colors of everything you bought, and nice job with your placement in your race.

Great new blog photo too!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I am always looking for a good reason to go shopping. I think I am going to have to present your list to my husband.

Love your header photo!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

I read that book - it's a good one! I like your new photo at the top of your blog!

Congrats again on a great race!

Jocelyn said...

Looks like you got away with some loot! WOO!

Alisa said...

Wow looks at all that stuff. Did all of it come from target? Minus the EB outlet shirt? My target doesn't have anything near that cute.

Heidi said...

I absolutely LOVE your color choices! If most of that is from Target I need to go across the border for a little retail therapy. NICE!

I love your 10 (ahem) reasons ... hahaha.

Darlene said...

I went to the LG outlets on Sunday - Problem - my husband who hates to shop was with me - next time I'm going alone!!
You have to move to NY - lots of Target stores.

Jill said...

#'s 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 just rock!!! As do the others, too. I love the pink jacket...send it my way if you decide to get rid of it :). haha. I absolutely did not like "the break up" - you'll have to let me know how you liked it. To much arguing. I'm a happily ever after chick flick smutty girl myself. Very nice work on the run there girl!!!

Tricia said...

Love the new gear!

newrunner said...

The new gear is very nice!! I just bought the c9 zip up top (like yours in light blue) in a deep purple color the other day and I love it!!!

Claudia said...

I love all the pink stuff !!
I saw the Champion sports bra's at Costco this weekend but wasn't sure if they would be any good. I guess I might need to take a trip back and check them out.

lindsay said...

ooh shopping. i have gotten spoiled recently with zip pockets on my running clothes... i don't know what i will do in the summer! ahh one of the few plusses of winter running - jackets usually have pockets for all the random things you want to haul along with you.

nice deals!

Lisa said...

I love shopping for running clothes. You picked up some cute things. Love you new pic!

Suzy said...

Thanks for asking. The 3-person relay is the same course as I've been running for the last five races - it's on the UAlbany and NYS Campuses. It is a marathon relay and run at the same time as the marathon. Very boring scenery, but never any snow or ice where we run.

Tara said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pink clothes! I am a huge fan of hot pink....can you tell?

I just did a little shopping myself, but I didn't race. I just felt like it. You derserve that shopping trip! Way to go on your race!

Steel Springs said...

Great finds! I love Eddie Bauer outlet stores. They have such good deals!

Keri said...

How did I not see this post earlier? Great race!

I LOVE those sports bras!