6'0 tall, former athlete, mother of 3, struggling to keep up on the RUN of daily life.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bargain Shopping and Creative Running

Hubs listed a few things on Craigslist and gave me the CASH.. Our rule is that if we sell "Garage Sale" type items that we can spend the money on anything we want. I had been meaning to check out the Brooks Running Outlet at the Super Mall in Auburn, WA for AGES. So when little guy was sleeping on Sunday afternoon I made my escape... The Brooks Outlet had SALES and I am a bargain shopper (have to be on one income). The Outlet also carries Moving Comfort gear, SWEET!!
Aren't these stores sooo inviting.. And what did I buy, you ask?? First, I found an outfit for muscle man but guessed wrong on the sizes...bummer I have to go back (sarcasm). I thought he deserved new running digs to celebrate his first 5 miler, photo of his new gear coming soon.. And what did I get??
As you are well aware I generally run in spandex or a version of spandex. I am a little nervous about my powerful quads (which were formerly thunder thighs) rubbing together in any other gear. But I thought I should try these cute Brooks green shorts $5!! And the matching Moving Comfort top $7.50. the entire outfit for $12.50.. Running does not have to be expensive if you are creative and willing to shop the sales. FYI it is the right time of year to shop for SUMMER running gear.

Stats 8/10:
2.62- Miles
Time- 22:54
Pace- 8:43
In the neighborhood on a cloudy day, the boys wanted to go to the park. Knee was sore!
If you are keeping track that is 3 days in a row for Muscle man and the little studs on the run with Mom. Blaine really wanted to go to the park so we were creative. The plan was to run 3 miles, instead we split the run in two and played at the park in between...have to compromise!! Since I work from home on Mondays my time was limited but we still got in some quality playing and running. The green shorts were GREAT, perfect for shorter runs. I will be ICING my knees tonight, I am a little sore. I guess it was better that we did not go the full 3 miles.

The school has a CRAZY playground...no swings??

At least there is a slide.

While working away in my home office I heard the doorbell chime DING DONG. PACKAGE for Tall Mom. What could it be?? Guess you will find out soon..
Quote from monthly Fleet Feet email:
"Do not throw in the towel;
use it for wiping the sweat off your face."


Being Robinson said...

oooohhh love it. brilliant bargain shopping. i like the outfit! glad it's comfy. i've been thinking of hitting the sales racks myself lately!

Marlene said...

Nice outfit and holy deals! I could NEVER find prices like that around here. A bargain on running gear is $20 - MINIMUM! Enjoy the new stuff!

RunningLaur said...

You have a Brooks Outlet?!?!?!?! That could be very dangerous!

busyrunningmama said...

LOve the new outfit and soooo jealous of the Brooks Outlet! I thought I did a great job using my Hibbet Sports coupons last week and scoring my favorite Nike shorts for about $14.50 ( reg $28) and an Adidas visor for $5.97, but I think you have me beat! I will continue to shop the sale racks because as far as summer sales go, it is almost always HOT in FL, so I can use them for a good portion of the entire year!!!

Jen said...

cute shorts! I love getting new running gear.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving the encouraging words! You're right, goals and rewards seem to be the only thing that works for me! :)

B.o.B. said...

Sweet deals! AND WTF - NO SWING? That's just ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

love the quote! and the outfit. I must have been on vaca when you changed your title picture. I love it!!!

swings are my favorite by the way...what were they thinking!?

RunToTheFinish said...

man $5 I am so jealous!! I know I don't need more running gear...but I always want it!!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Love bargain shopping! Nicely done!

Lisa said...

oh, I'm jealous! That outfit is totally cute!!

Croughwell said...

I get a daily quote from Runner's World and that was the quote the other day.

Sarah Jane said...

OMG a Brooks outlet??? I'm DROOLING!!! Great find - very cute!