On July 3, I went to Dick's to use my $10 gift card that I got in my race packet for the Pittsburgh Marathon. I was debating so many things and ended up with the skirt that was on clearance. I actually thought I was buying shorts. I like spandex shorts with shots over them. A skirt is good too though. I spent $1.23. The shorts were about $30 originally. I ran in them later and the spandex was really nice. Sometimes the spandex pulls and rides up but these didn't. Totally worth the $1.23. They aren't that pretty with the green but I feel like half the goal of running gear is to be loud and obnoxious.
On July 3, when I was at Dick's, I was debating this jacket. All winter I said I needed a good water proof jacket. I was indecisive about this one. It was only sale for $100 and then an additional 25% off but I just wasn't sure. It fit good but I didn't know how well it'd fit with lots of layers underneath or even if I'd need lots of layers. It is also more stiff than I was expecting but then I thought maybe waterproof jackets are like that. I've never had one so I don't know. Well after I came in 2nd in my age group and got $40 worth of gift cards I went back. On July 8, all the clearance stuff was 50% off. The jacket was now $50. I still spent some time debating it. I had a total of $50 in gift cards. Well, I finally took the plunge and got it. I figured I wouldn't get a good deal like that later. (While in line, the lady paying at the other register was buying the same coat. Maybe they are good.) If I pretend my gift card was used for the same percentage on each jacket this cost me $8.89.
I feel like I got a lot of good deals. (The gift cards also helped.)
How do you go about buying running shoes? Do you buy the same brand/model each time? Do you switch it up? How many miles do you put on your shoes before buying new ones? How do you go about buying workout clothes? Do you favor certain brands or go for the deals?