It's already been established that I am most definitely a carb whore.
And I was asked by one of my friends on dailymile.com if it's possible that I'm a cowbell whore. My answer? Oh my, yes!
Well, I think I may be turning into a gear whore. I love getting new running gear - love the clothes, love the accessories (read: calf sleeves - but I really DID need them!), and love the gadgets (Garmin Electra!).... Hopefully, the husband isn't getting freaked while reading this. I don't want him to think he needs to initiate an intervention.
|I'm going with, "the camera angle made my calves|
look abnormally girnormous and misshapen."
Skins A400. I LOVE them.
Absolutely NO calf pain since I started wearing them. None!!
And just look at how sexy they make my legs look.
I was careful to not show the pasty fat stores bulging out from the elastic constraints at the top of the sleeves.
But look at my ankles. That lily white skin you see is not a trick of the camera - that's my actual skin tone. Did you know that I'm a red headed Irish lass? S'true!
And here we have my sweet new kicks!
Back in the Saucony's. ProGrid Guide 4. And Pink!! So girly!
You'd hardly notice I'm wearing a frickin' size 12 because the pink makes them look so very dainty and princess-like.
I tried to get a shot of the new kicks in the sunlight but Jane wanted to get headed out on our walk.
Speaking of Jane, here's a shot of her channeling Santa's Little Helper (the Simpson's dog) while we were out on our Easter Sunday walk.
Back to my gear whoreness..... The only snag in my gear acquisition plan is that I hate to pay full price for stuff. HATE TO. So that constantly gets in my way. I guess that makes me a frugal gear whore??? (Cheap just doesn't sound right.) But oooOOOooo!! FrugalGearWhore could be the subject/title of my next blog! My frugality has limited me to two pairs of running shorts that I'm willing to wear in public, and one pair of running pants. I know I'm going to have to bite the bullet at some point and get more clothes (regardless of discount status) because I can only do laundry so many times each week....
Anywhoo, I don't think I'm alone in my love of gear. I just know there are p-l-e-n-t-y of you out there.
Speak up! Tell me about your gear love!
And oh please - I need a sassy new outfit for Grandma's so if you know of any discount running gear places I should be haunting, tell me about that too!